Bruce Jenner’s Mother Says She’s Proud Of His Soon-To-Be Transgender Status
Bruce Jenner’s mom confirmed it Tuesday — the little boy she once cradled in her arms is becoming a woman.
And Esther Jenner said she has never felt prouder of him.
“Right now I am more proud of him for what he’s allowing himself to do,” she told Radaronline.com. “I am more proud of him now than when he stood on that podium and put the gold medal around his neck. He deserves all the respect.”
Jenner’s mom admitted she “did not know of his” inner struggle with being a man until recently.
“I just learned about (his transition)”, she said. “Bruce filled me in, and we had a very long, long, long talk about it.”
The Olympic hero’s 88-year-oldmother said she loves her son just the same.
“I support him whole-heartedly,” she said. “I just love him like I always have.”
Jenner, she said, will be an inspiration to thousands of others who have long felt themselves women trapped in men’s bodies.
“If he can help other people with emotional problems,” she said, “then it will all be worth it.”
Still gushing, she added:
“I have never been more proud of Bruce for who he is, himself as a father, as an Olympian, a wonderful public speaker,” she said. “He instills enthusiasm in people. He’s gifted.”
Nothing like a mother’s love.
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