We are so thrilled to hear the words of encouragement from Esther Jenner!
In an exclusive interview with Radar Online, Bruce Jenner's mom revealed that her son is in fact transitioning.
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The matriarch divulged:
"I just learned about his transition. Bruce filled me in, and we had a very long, long, long talk about it."
Wow, we don't doubt there was A LOT to talk about! We can only imagine how emotional and intense that convo was!
"I have never been more proud of Bruce for who he is, himself as a father, as an Olympian, a wonderful public speaker. He instills enthusiasm in people. He's gifted. Right now I am more proud of him for what he's allowing himself to do. I am more proud of him now than when he stood on that podium and put the gold medal around his neck. He deserves all the respect. I support him whole-heartedly. I just love him like I always have.""
Our hearts just melted. We couldn't be more touched by the encouraging and LOVING words of Bruiser's mom!
As for if Mrs. Jenner was aware of the Olympian's inner struggle, she explained:
"I did not know of his inner struggle until recently. If he can help other people with emotional problems, then it will all be worth it."
Considering Bruce overcame dyslexia and more to become a world-renowned sports figure, we have no doubt he'll continue to inspire millions!
[Image via E! /Pacific Coast News Online.]
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