The Kardashian family open up about living with Bruce Jenner before he revealed his transition
It isn’t long since Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer and gave THAT emotional interview on his secret transgender life.
And now, his family has given their side of the story in special Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode, About Bruce.
‘We knew Bruce was a cross-dresser but we were never told he was going to fully transition and become a woman,’ said Khloe Kardashian who, Bruce admitted to Diane Sawyer, found the news most difficult out of all of the sisters.
‘We’d find makeup, like lipstick, and we’d think he was having an affair and we didn’t want our family broken up so we didn’t tell anyone,’ cried Kendall Jenner, who also described the moments she caught dad Bruce – who it was confirmed WILL change his name, though it has not been revealed what he has chosen – creeping around the house in the early hours dressed as a woman. ‘I woke up to go and get water and I came down the stairs and went into the kitchen and I saw him… And I just backed up and I ran up the stairs quietly and went to bed.’
Kendall wasn’t the only sister to discover Bruce‘s secret early, with Kim Kardashian revealing: ‘I saw him wearing a dress. I ran to Kourtney, hysterical, crying… And so I kept the secret.’
Kardashian momager and Bruce‘s estranged wife Kris Jenner has been relatively quiet on the subject so far, but we finally got a glimpse of her heartache in About Bruce. Sat at the kitchen table, Kris is seen crying to daughter Kim, explaining: ‘I don’t know how to handle this. I committed to this life and I think he just checked out.’ She also added: ‘I have these memories of this life and I feel sometimes like it didn’t exist.’
But Bruce admitted that his estranged wife has been nothing but helpful throughout this process: ‘Kris is a really good woman and I love her to death. The love and acceptance I have gotten from Kris is absolutely overwhelming.’
The other Kardashians also showed their support on the show, with Khloe buying Bruce some women’s clothing as a gift and Kim discussing Bruce‘s beauty regimes with him. ‘Actually, I do very good in the makeup department,’ Bruce told Kim. ‘I could do your makeup!’
Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce premiers Sunday 24th May at 9pm on E!