Exclusive! Transsexual Kellie Maloney records a video message for Kim Kardashian's step dad Bruce Jenner
Following months of speculation and a ‘confirmation’ from his mother Esther – Bruce Jenner still has not spoken out about rumours he is undergoing gender reassignment.
Which is why ex Celebrity Big Brother Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank, has reached out to Kim Kardashian‘s stepdad Bruce through an open letter video message with Now to try and help the star come to terms with what is reportedly happening.
After publicly coming out as transsexual last summer following a secret struggle and gender transition, former boxing legend Kellie is on a virtually identical path to what Bruce appears to be now be taking. Both have sporting backgrounds – Bruce is a former Olympian – and both were married and have daughters – Kellie has three daughters and Bruce has two (Kylie, 17, and Kendall, 19) and three step-daughters – Kim, Khloe and Kourtney (as well as two sons and a stepson).
‘If this is what you are, and you truly are a female inside Bruce – then take that journey,’ she urges the Kardashian patriarch.
Over the past six months, 65-year-old Bruce’s appearance has gradually been changing alongside a string of rumours – with the former Olympic gold medalist also reported to recently have had surgery on his lips that has continued to fuel the fire.
‘I’ve seen you’ve had some minor cosmetic surgery, or so it has been reported. I’m sure [your ex wife and Kim’s mum] Kris Jenner could recommend you someone good,’ Kellie, 61, goes on to joke.
While also offering Bruce advice on the finer details of becoming a woman, including not ‘putting on make-up like a clown’ and advising the importance of ‘choosing the right shoes to wear with the right dress’ – Kellie also tackles some of the serious issues surrounding gender reassignment.
‘We have the highest rate of suicide amongst any other group in society,’ Kellie states. ‘So please accept yourself. I’d hate to pick up the paper and see you haven’t been able to handle it and see the worse for you.’
Continuing to offer some help and support for the seemingly struggling American star, Kellie then ends the heartfelt video message by offering an open invitation to come and stay with her in England if it all gets too much.
‘You’re welcome to come over here, or call me any time. We could go out for lunch, or maybe do a little bit of shopping?’ Kellie says.
Watch Kellie’s full heartfelt open letter to Bruce above.