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Bruce Jenner : Kim Kardashian's stepfather comes out as a transsexual
Bruce Jenner doesn't hesitate long. “Should I open my ponytail?” Asks the stepfather of TV star Kim Kardashian at the beginning of a TV interview that has been eagerly awaited in the US for weeks. "Why not, we are talking about that exactly. I'll open my stupid ponytail. ”A shiny and well-groomed long mane emerges - and shortly afterwards the 65-year-old Jenner also speaks out what the US media have been speculating about for months:“ I'm a woman. ”That he is transsexual , he already knew as a little boy.
At that time he secretly put on his mother and sister's clothes. “My brain is much more female than male. It's hard for people to understand, but that's my soul. ”He has had some cosmetic surgery and hormones, but has not been completely re-operated. For decades he had only told very few people about it, but now he no longer wanted to hide. "We will change the world."
Jenner chooses the big stage for his outing: a TV interview on ABC with the US presenter Diane Sawyer at prime time on Friday evening. “Today, millions of people have learned that someone they know is transgender,” commented Glaad's president, Sarah Kate Ellis. Jenner's story will "affect countless people in the world".
Millions of Americans watched the Bruce Jenner interview
The interview was advertised weeks in advance, millions of Americans tune in, thousands are discussing it on the Internet - a bang in the celebrity world. "That's courage," praises the singer Lady Gaga via the short message service Twitter, and the hip-hop label founder Russell Simmons writes: "We are currently experiencing how history is being written."
For decades Jenner had been considered a macho and sex idol. In 1976 he won decathlon gold at the Olympics, was featured on numerous covers, a guest at the White House and played in several films. Jenner has been married three times, most recently to Kris Jenner for more than 20 years. The couple divorced last year. The two are parents to Kendall and Kylie and have four other children each from previous marriages. Kris is the mother of Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Robert Kardashian. The family clan is known, among other things, for the reality series "Keeping Up With the Kardashians".
Jenner admits that his struggle with the sexes was not easy for the extended family. His first two wives publicly support the 65-year-old, Kris Jenner initially does not want to comment. Kim Kardashian had previously announced that the family would watch the interview together.
It is also Kim Kardashian who can best deal with his transsexuality, says Bruce Jenner. Her husband, the rapper Kanye West, brought her to this. “He said to her:“ I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world and that's me. I can have the most beautiful daughter in the world and I have her. But I'm nothing if I can't be myself. "Since then, Kim has been the one who accepts it best and with whom I can most easily talk about it." . "I hope that everything will be fine. I feel that everything will be fine. 2015 will be pretty exciting. ”It was his last interview as a man, but he doesn't want to reveal his new woman's name yet. "What should we call you?" Asks Jenner's daughter Casey. “You can call me 'Dad'. (dpa)
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