Bruce Jenner could not be happier after revealing to ABC’s Diane Sawyer that he identifies as female. During “Bruce Jenner: The Interview,” which aired April 24, the former Olympian told Sawyer, as well as the nearly 17 million viewers tuning in, “I am a woman.” It had long since been speculated that the athlete turned reality-TV star he was transitioning, but this was the first time he addressed the rumors.
Following the intense two-hour interview, People magazine reports Jenner, 65, who has yet to ask to be identified using female pronouns, is happier than ever. One of the magazine's sources said he feels “relieved” to have revealed his secret and is fully immersing himself in his transition.
“He feels like a big weight is off his shoulders,” a source said.
Although he’s been forced to live a majority of his life as a man, Jenner is said to be “excited about everything female.” During the interview with Sawyer, Jenner revealed his plans to have a glam room put into his home that would provide him with a large closet to hang his female clothing as well as a space to put on makeup.
“He loves to dress up, he loves wearing high heels, he loves doing his hair,” People's source shared.
The reality star's transition includes far more than growing out his hair, wearing women's clothing, and putting on makeup. During "Bruce Jenner: The Interview," Jenner said that he plans to undergo extensive surgery, beyond what he's already had done, to appear more feminine. He also confirmed that his transition, including the tweaks in his appearance, will be documented for an E! series, although it appears viewers will not get to see the transition in full. Jenner said that sexual reassignment surgery “would be down the line,” but added that he had no plans to document it for the cameras.
“There’s not rush for that and I would do it so quietly nobody in the world would ever know. I’m not shooting any of this. I’m not filming anything. To me, it’s very degrading,” he said.
Jenner’s docuseries is slated to premiere in July. It is not believed that any of his children -- stepchildren or biological -- will appear on the series.