What We Know About The Bruce Jenner Interview
After months of media speculation, Bruce Jenner's 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer will air this Friday, April 24. The former Olympian is expected to talk about a major life decision in the interview, but we can't say what that decision will be. A new preview for Bruce Jenner's Diane Sawyer interview keeps things cryptic, but reveals a few details. Specifically, it seems like he'll talk about his family, as well as something formative to his identity.
Unlike the previous teaser where he was shown only in profile/sunglasses, Jenner's entire face is shown in the new clip. Also, he seems to elaborate ever so slightly on this unspecified decision that his "whole life has been getting [him] ready for." Sure, the decision is not stated outright, but he does say he's concerned that it will effect his family. "Those are the only ones I'm concerned with," he says. "I can't let myself hurt them." As the narration promises, Jenner will talk about his "journey" his "decisions" and his "future." He also says "it made me who I am," though he really could be referring to anything with this sentence.
There has been ongoing speculation that Jenner plans to come out as a transgender woman in this interview. Chatter over his "changing appearance" has been a consistent tabloid fixture story since last year. Until now, Jenner has stayed mum on the topic, but his family has done their best to handle the issue diplomatically. In an interview from a few months back, Kim Kardashian said that Jenner is entitled to "tell his story his way." Now, it seems like he is ready to open up about whatever that story may be.
As outsiders, we don't know what Jenner has been going through. All we know is that the media has refused to give him any privacy, and has really raked him over the coals. However, this interview seems like a great chance to share his thoughts, opinions, life plans, and feelings first hand. Whether this "journey" is a gender transition or anything else, it's great that he's reclaiming his story.
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.