Transwoman Bruce Jenner’s transition from physically male to female covers the new issue of PEOPLE Magazine.
The cover says, “Transitioning from male to female. Bruce Jenner “He is finally happy.”A secret struggle and life-changing decision. How his family is supporting him. (The real story).”
Inside, following PEOPLE’s “official” confirmation of the transition, family sources have leaked information about how the 65-year-old is doing. “Bruce told [the family] everything – where things stood, what his plans were for the future, and what everyone could expect,” a family insider reveals. “Everyone basically knew what was up, but it was still a shock to hear it outlined so explicitly.”
“They all came all around pretty quickly, but each of them had to process it in their own way,” added the insider. “All they want is for him to be happy.”
After breaking the news on Entertainment Tonight without the family’s permission, Kim Kardashian checked that Kris Jenner was coping with the news (Kris knew, and allegedly stopped Bruce getting surgery in the 1990s, but isn’t supportive right now). “Kim went to Kris and asked her how she felt. They had a very long conversation about it,” says the source. “Once Kim was satisfied that Kris was emotionally okay, she was able to give Bruce her unconditional support.”
In addition to Kris and Bruce’s kids, Kourtney Kardashian’s partner Scott Disick “didn’t react very well [initially but] is now on board.” Kanye West, however, was immediately accepting. “[Kanye] is totally fine with it. He believes in live and let live, and he took it all in stride. He and Kim are just trying to show Bruce love and acceptance – complete acceptance.”