Bruce Jenner is not helping deflect reports that he is transitioning to become a woman. The one-time “world’s greatest athlete” and Olympic decathlon champion was seen out in Malibu, California, Thursday, wearing what appeared to be Spanx underneath his slacks. The popular women’s underwear is usually worn as a slimming garment.
Paparazzi managed to catch Jenner lifting his shirt and showing off the questionable underclothes. Just earlier this year, Jenner reportedly got a “laryngeal shave,” which is “the first surgical procedure for patients transitioning from male to female.” The surgery shaves down the Adam's apple. This comes after being married for 22 years to reality star Kris Jenner and after several years of living in front of the cameras for "Keeping up with the Kardashians." The couple announced in October that they were separating. They didn't specify why, but gender change could be the reason.
“We are living separately, and we are much happier this way,” the couple told E! News. “But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our No. 1 priority.”
When asked if Bruce is undergoing a sex change, Kris said the rumors are false. “That’s a story they’ve been writing since the ‘70s, and I think they just keep regurgitating stuff … and the more sensational the headline, they are going to sell magazines,” she said on Australia’s "Kyle and Jackie O" radio show.
“It’s just like unbelievable that these blatant lies are printed, and people are gullible and they buy the magazines,” she continued.
While Kris may say the reports are fabricated, Bruce’s daughter Cassandra Marino (from his first marriage) has expressed her support. "Nobody knows how it is to be in his skin. If that's what he chooses to do, then I support him,” she told People in February.