Less than a month after Bruce Jenner revealed that he identifies as a woman, he’s allegedly taken a major step in his gender transition.
According to a report by Radar Online, the 65-year-old allegedly underwent the highly anticipated gender reassignment surgery “nearly three weeks ago.”
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“The procedure involved reshaping Bruce’s male genitalia into that of a woman,” an insider says. “He was very happy with the results, but didn’t realize how grueling the recovery would be.”
The source says the procedure was “more than eight hours long,” and that immediately following the operation, the father-of-six thought he had a urinary tract infection, but it was simply pain from recovery.
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This means big changes for Bruce’s identity.
“Bruce is officially, and for all legal purposes, considered a woman,” the insider explains.
“Bruce’s kids have never seen him so happy. They just wish he would publicly start living as a woman, but contractually, he has to keep it under wraps until the docuseries premieres.”
Fam bam. A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on Jan 19, 2015 at 6:58pm PST
A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on Jan 19, 2015 at 6:58pm PST
For the former Olympian’s daughters — particularly Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 17 — the change to his identity may prove to be the hardest part.
On the Keeping Up With the Kardashians special, About Bruce, Kylie said she was excited to meet “her” — but only once they both felt comfortable — while Kendall became visibly upset about the situation, explaining, she doesn’t “like it when people say Bruce is gonna be gone.”
(Editor’s Note: Bruce Jenner has clarified that he prefers the media still use the familiar male pronouns, so we will respect his wishes until he indicates otherwise.)