He's got his family on his side! Recently Kendall Jenner showed support for her dad Bruce Jenner and the journey he's on. Her kind words bode well for Bruce Jenner's upcoming reality show, which will allegedly follow Jenner coming out as a transgender female. TMZ reports that Jenner recently put the docu-series on hold out of concern for his kids, as Jenner reportedly wants his kids to be “in a good place” to handle watching the journey unfold onscreen. Fortunately, he has a few of his children on his side already.
(Update: On Wednesday afternoon, Kendall Jenner took to Twitter to deny the statements. She tweeted, "How is it legal for someone to 'quote' someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted," although she didn't reference these comments specifically.)
(Update: On Thursday, March 19, Us Weekly issued a statement saying they retract their Kendall Jenner interview. In part, it reads, "We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.")
Us Weekly spoke to Kendall about her dad and she had only nice words for the man who raised her. "I love my dad. He's always been there for me and my sisters," she told the magazine. "He's a wonderful man. And just because he's changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn't make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he's a man or a woman."
Kendall isn't his only daughter to speak up on his behalf: In January his step-daughter Kim Kardashian told reporters that she and her family are standing behind Bruce no matter what. "Of course we support Bruce 100 percent. He's our dad so we support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk about whatever he wants to talk about. I just think it's his story to talk about, not really mine."
Although Bruce Jenner has yet to confirm the reports, it's been rumored for awhile now and it's nice to hear that his family is on his side. There's got to be nothing harder than being in the public eye during such an monumental time in his life, so he's going to need all the support he can get.
I think the idea of doing a docu-series about something as important as his transition would be really great to see. I hope Kendall Jenner's kind words are a sign of what's to come on the show and the support Bruce can expect should he choose to move ahead with the series. His family is standing by him, and that's all he can ask for at a time like this.
Editors Note: Until/unless Jenner has personally confirmed the transgender rumors and the intention to begin presenting as a woman, Bustle will continue to refer to the track star as a man and father, using male pronouns. Jenner deserves the courtesy of being able to “tell his story his way” when ready, as step-daughter Kim said, and Bustle will only make those changes if/when Jenner confirms.
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