Caitlyn Jenner is finally being recognized as female by Los Angeles officials. The former Olympian introduced herself to the world under her new moniker on the cover of Vanity Fair June 1. Although she was no longer Bruce Jenner in the eyes of the general public, she had yet to make the change legally.
TMZ reported that as of Friday an LA Superior Court judge approved Caitlyn Jenner's request to legally change both her name and gender. According to the site, the hearing was short. The judge is said to have asked if there were any objections from those present and, after hearing none, motioned that the 65-year-old woman, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, would now legally be Caitlyn Marie Jenner. TMZ reports that the judge did not specifically mention the "I Am Cait" star's gender, as they often do not, out of respect for her as an applicant.
Caitlyn Jenner first went public about her desires to live publicly as a woman in April. At the time she was still going by her birth name and, with the exception of her long brown hair, appeared physically male. Caitlyn Jenner sat down with ABC's Diane Sawyer for her first interview about her gender identity struggle and admitted for the first time that she was, in fact, transgender. Months later Caitlyn Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, asking that the world, "call me Caitlyn." Along with the stunning cover shoot the former Kardashian patriarch conducted a lengthy interview about her famous family, ex-wife Kris Jenner and, of course, her struggles as a transgendered woman.
Caitlyn Jenner has not commented on her name or gender change being approved.