UPDATED — March 19, 3:25 p.m. EST
‘US Weekly’ has since retracted their original story.
In a statement, the magazine said, “When Ms. Jenner denied, via Twitter, that the interview took place, ‘Us Weekly’ immediately reached out to the freelance reporter. He stood by the interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes are accurate.
“However, after attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of ‘Us’ have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website.
“We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.”
UPDATED — March 18, 9:16 p.m. EST
Kendall has since denied saying the above quotes about her father’s alleged transition, tweeting, “How is it legal for someone to ‘quote’ someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted? Shame on ‘Us Weekly’ for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them.”
how is it legal for someone to "quote" someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) March 18, 2015
how is it legal for someone to "quote" someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted.
Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) March 18, 2015
Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them.
Kendall Jenner has broken her silence on her father, Bruce Jenner’s, alleged plans to transition into a woman.
“I love my dad. He’s always been there for me and my sisters,” the model, 19, told ‘Us Weekly’ backstage at Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber, which was taped on March 15.
“He’s a wonderful man," she continued. "And just because he’s changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn’t make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he’s a man or a woman.”
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Several reports have suggested that Bruce’s six children and four stepchildren have supported him “unconditionally” in his transformation — but Kendall is the first of his kids to address the rumors directly. It was previously reported that he told his brood, “If anyone asks, they are just to respond, ‘Bruce is in a very good and happy place.’”
Which explains why, when asked about her 65-year-old stepfather recently, Kim told ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ Bruce is “the happiest” she’s seen him, adding, “I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he’ll share whenever the time is right. I feel like that’s his journey to talk about.”
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It has long been reported that Bruce will detail his “journey” in a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer and also plans to film a docuseries that will chronicle his rumored transition.