11:12 AM EDT 04/27/2015
Originally posted 04/27/2015 10:30AM
Now that Bruce Jenner has finally revealed his long-held secret, his family is speaking out to show their support and to promote understanding and awareness of what it means to undergo a gender transition.
"Bruce is the most honest ... He has the biggest heart and I'm really happy for him that he is living his life the way he wants to live it and that he has found inner peace and just pure happiness," said Kim Kardashian West in a taped segment on the Today show on Monday. "That's what life is about. I don't know what life would be like if you always felt like you weren't yourself."
The reality star, 34, went on to acknowledge that she – and most of the general public – could never truly understand what her stepfather is going through, but, "I don't even think we have to," she says. "I think as long as he is happy and he wants to live his life however he wants to live it, that just makes me happy and I support him 100 percent."
Originally posted 04/27/2015 09:25AM
Bruce Jenner's first wife Chrystie Scott has revealed the moment he opened up to her about his gender identity – calling it a "shock."
Scott, the mother of Jenner's two oldest children, was the first person that Olympic champion confided in, he admitted in his 20/20 interview on Friday night.
In the interview, Jenner told Diane Sawyer, "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." In the days following the interview, which drew nearly 17 million viewers to ABC, Jenner's famous family members have spoken candidly with the media regarding his transition.
On Monday, Scott – who was married to Jenner from 1972 to 1981 – opened up to George Stephanopoulos during Good Morning America's 7 a.m. hour: "I can't remember the exact words because it was such a shock to me, but he opened up his heart and confessed, and he had to share this deep, dark secret," Scott told Stephanopoulous about her ex-husband's confession from their first year of marriage.
"He told me he wanted to be a woman, and understandably, I didn't know what to say."
Originally posted 04/26/2015 03:45PM
As Bruce Jenner revealed in his bombshell interview with Diane Sawyer, Kim Kardashian West has been the most supportive about his gender transition.
No surprise, then, that the day following his 20/20 interview – which the Kardashian-Jenner family watched as a unit – Kardashian West, 34, was photographed at her stepfather's Malibu, California, compound.
Originally posted 04/26/2015 12:50PM
Bruce Jenner is happier than ever now that he is no longer "living a lie," as he told Diane Sawyer during his bombshell 20/20 interview.
Originally posted 04/25/2015 06:50PM
Bruce Jenner has a clear – and, in a way, a quite simple – plan. "Ultimately he just really wants to help people," says a source close to his family. "He is on a mission and has a lot to offer."
Indeed, once the dust settles and the world's spotlight isn't on the news surrounding his male-to-female transition, the 65-year-old former Olympian is eager to shift the focus to helping others.
"He wants to help make a difference for people struggling with empowerment," the source tells PEOPLE. "And it's not just about those who are transgender, but those who are bullied or face discrimination, whether it's racial, sexual, religious, any 'differences'. He feels very strongly about this."
Of course, as one of the most prominent celebrities to ever go public with their transition journey, Jenner will embrace his role within the transgendered community as well.
"That community is in peril and if Bruce can contribute to helping normalize it, that's very exciting to him," says the family source.
Originally posted 04/25/2015 06:05PM
Bruce Jenner opened up in an interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday, telling the world he was "born with the soul of a female."
However, there is one detail the former Olympian is still keeping to himself – his new name.
During his interview, Jenner wouldn't reveal his new name to Sawyer, saying "the media would go crazy."
"If someone started calling you a different name immediately you wouldn't answer to it," says Mary Andres, an associate professor at the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Southern California, who has not worked with Jenner.
Originally posted 04/25/2015 03:20PM
Bruce Jenner's sons Brandon and Brody have joined their dad's growing chorus of supporters.
Originally posted 04/25/2015 02:45PM
Kendall Jenner looked chic when she arrived at LAX Saturday morning, stepping out for the first time since dad Bruce Jenner announced his transition from male to female.
Kim Kardashian Shares Support for Bruce Jenner but Admits Transition Has Been an 'Adjustment' for the Family
Originally posted 04/25/2015 02:40PM
In an interview with Today host Matt Lauer airing Monday, Kim Kardashian West says that while the Kardashian-Jenner clan is certainly still adjusting to the news that Bruce Jenner is transitioning from male to female, "we really all support him."
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