LIVE BLOG: Bruce Jenner’s 20/20 Interview With Diane Sawyer

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Bruce Jenner‘s highly anticipated 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer is airing now on the east coast, and is blogging it live! Follow along for the next two hours as we update this post by refreshing this page.

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9:01PM Bruce struggles to hold back tears as he says: “It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster but i’m going to make it through. I’ve been thinking about this day forever and what i should do with my life. how do i tell my story, how do i tell people what i’ve been through. I’ve been thinking about this day forever.”

9:03PM Bruce admits he has been “running away from all of this stuff.”

9:04PM Bruce says he’s always been confused about his gender identity.

9:04PM “I’ve tried to explain it to my children this way. god’s looking down making little bruce. he’s looking down and he says, what are we going to do with this one. lets give him a soul of a female.”

9:05PM “Here I am stuck. I hate the word girl stuck in a guy’s body. My brain is much more female than it is male.”

9:05PM Bruce says he can’t “live this life any longer”.

9:07PM On his time as an Olympian: “I see a confused person at the time — running away from my life, running away from who I was.”

9:09PM When shown a picture of himself at the Olympics, Bruce exclaims: “That is me, that is her.”

9:09PM “They’re going to say i’m doing this for publicity. For a show. BUT what I’m doing is going to do some good. It’s going to change the world.”

9:11PM “My whole life has been getting me ready for this, not just the last few years as they’ve been treating me as a joke.”

9:11PM Diane proclaims: “This will be Bruce’s last interview as Bruce.”

9:15PM Bruce returns to his childhood home in Tarrytown, New York.

9:15PM At 8 or 9 years-old, Bruce admits to trying on his sister’s dress. He admits it made him “feel good”.

9:16PM Not only did Bruce try on the dress, he revealed he snuck out of the house in the outfit. He hid his haircut with a scarf. He says of the experience: “You have no idea. You don’t know what’s up.”

9:17PM Bruce admits he was a lonely boy and is still a “lonely big boy”.

9:18PM “I look at women all the time and think, ├óΓé¼╦£how lucky are they to wake up in the morning and be themselves.'”

9:18PM Bruce says he is and has always been heterosexual: “Sexuality is totally different than what my issues are.”

9:25PM Jenner admits to feeling lost and scared after the Olympics ended: “I thought where is my beard…literally.”

9:27PM Bruce admits to telling his first wife, Chrystie, he was confused about his gender. Though Chrystie was loving, she thought: “Like most women she thought ├óΓé¼╦£I can fix that.'”

9:28PM Bruce admitted: “No, i’m not gay. I’ve never been with a guy.”

9:30PM Bruce claims that his gender issues was one of the big reasons why he broke up with his second wife, Linda, in 1984. He admits: “I wasn’t as fair as I should’ve been to the women i married. I’ve apologized to everybody. I’ve apologized my entire life.”

9:30PM Bombshell: Bruce admits that when he nears 40, he sees a therapist and he begins transitioning. In the 80s he begins hormone therapy for FIVE YEARS.

9:32PM Bruce’s older sister Pam appears in the interview. At first she couldn’t believe at her brother wanted to be a girl and she thought it was a “passing phase”. Pam explained: “He told me he used to dress up in her clothes. My big, gorgeous brother felt like he was supposed to be a girl.”

9:33PM Bruce admits for this interview we can use the pronouns of him and he.

9:34PM Bruce says he won’t comment on the car crash but say he’s “devastated.”

9:39PM Bruce admits he dreams as a woman.

9:39PM Even though Bruce’s mom was worried that she caused his desire to transition into a woman, the olympian assured her this was not the case. “It’s the way I was born and it’s going to be okay.”

9:42PM Bruce admits he stopped his hormone therapy in the 80s out of fear of hurting his children and the teachings of the bible.

9:43PM Bruce reveals that after his motivational speeches he would feel like a “liar” and then he’d return to his hotel room so he could wear women’s clothing. The sports legend even admits he once went out in public dressed as a woman.

9:44PM Our hearts just stopped!!! Diane Sawyer: “On all the years you were on the show [Keeping Up With The Kardashians]”
Bruce [raises he hand]: “I had the story.”

9:48PM Bruce admitted to telling Kris Jenner about his hormone therapy when they FIRST MET and she even saw him in women’s clothing. He explained: “When you love somebody, you had a tendency. You don’t want to hurt them.”

9:50PM “Kris and I had so many great years together and we raised phenomenal children.”

9:52PM “I loved Kris and I had a wonderful life with her. I learned a lot from her. I thought we had a pretty good sex life.”

9:53PM In his 60’s Bruce realized that he couldn’t die living in “someone else’s body”.

9:53PM Bruce admits his plans to transition was “hard on Kris”. Bruce says: “Kris is a good woman, I got no complaints with her. Honestly, if she had been really good with it, understanding, we’d still be together.”

9:55PM Bruce says the worst violation of his privacy when he went to get a tracheal shave and the appointment got leaked. The cameras were waiting. The invasion of privacy was so terrible the reality star admitted he thought about suicide.

9:56PM Bruce’s ex-wives, Chrystie and Linda, both gave supportive comments regarding his transition. Kris had NO COMMENT.

10:02PM Bruce admits he was terrified to tell his children: “I can’t let myself hurt them.”

10:02PM The first person Bruce told was Brandon. “Brandon is kind of like our little Ghandi. He has a soul that’s just wonderful.”

10:03PM Brandon appears in the interview — he says Bruce didn’t tell him the “best way” and that his dad’s having to hide was “tragic”. Brandon: “I’m getting an upgraded version of my dad and parent.”

10:04PM Brandon: “Obviously there are parts of it that aren’t necessarily easy, i’m just doing my best to cope with what’s going on. When I see my dad as a woman, it might be a little shocking at first.”

10:05PM Bruce’s three older children show up for the interview. Brody: “I thought, ‘It finally all makes sense.'” Casey: “What do you want us to call you? You can call me dad. I will always be your dad.” Burt admits he once ran out of a junior high sex-ed class because they brought up gender identity. It reminded him of his dad’s struggle and therefore freaked him out.

10:07PM Brandon says he has never been more proud of his dad.

10:14PM Kim Kardashian was the FIRST person to know about Bruce’s transition because she caught him dressing as a woman. Bruce: “It was like a big secret in the family that we never talked about again.” Once Kim asked again, Bruce: “I told her all my issues, and then, after it was over with, i felt much better.”

10:15PM Kendall caught Bruce dressing as a woman but they never talked about it.

10:16PM When Bruce told all the Kardashians and Kendall/Kylie, they all cried — including Rob.

10:16PM Khloe has had the “toughest time” with Bruce’s transition. Bruce: “Khloe’s had the toughest time with it because she’s had a lot of losses in her life. She lost her father at a young age and Lamar had his issues.”

10:18PM Kourtney is having some issues because of her three young children.

10:19PM Bruce says “Kimberly” has been the most accepting. The reality star even told Bruce: “Girl you have to rock it baby. You have to look really good.”

10:20PM Guess who turned Kim around?! Kanye! The singer told Kim: “I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, I can have the most beautiful daughter in the world, but I’m nothing if I can’t be me.”

10:21PM Kendall and Kylie: “WE LOVE our dad very much. he has the biggest heart. if he’s happy, we’re happy.”

10:28PM Bruce says he’s not a spokesperson for the transgender community but he wants to work with them.

10:29PM Bruce says he’s moved by the suicides and murders of the transgender community: “I hope we can save some lives here.”

10:30PM Bruce reveals he’s Republican and that he’d like to encourage Republican lawmakers to champion the cause.

10:31PM Bruce would wonder in church: “How does God see me? But then I thought, maybe this is my cause in life, to deal with this issue.”

10:38PM When Kim asked Bruce if he’s a tomboy because of his interest in racing cars, etc, he said: “Yeah, I guess I am!”

10:39PM Bruce: “All I want to do is blend in.”

10:39PM Bruce says he won’t reveal his name NOW because the media will go crazy.

10:40PM Bruce has been on hormones for a year and a half.

10:41PM Will Bruce have female genitalia? The reality star quipped: “As Khloe would say — If you’re living your life, you gotta have the vajayjay.” Apparently the reality star already has two referrals for gender reassignment, but says there’s no rush for it. Sexual reassignment surgery is down the line.”

10:43PM Will Bruce remarry…a woman in the future? “I just want to have a free soul and a lot of great friends. I want to enjoy life. It’s who I am. It’s that simple.” Bruce says he is “asexual” for now.

10:45PM Bruce shows off his closets and his dresses — his new house will have a “glam room!”

10:45PM Bruce shows off the dress he’ll wear to dinner with Diane and he jokes, “You won’t be the tallest girl in the room.”

10:52PM Bruce’s sister admits she has never seen him as a woman.

10:52PM What does Bruce want to look like? “I want to have my nail polish long enough before it chips off.”

10:53PM Bruce’s mom: “I want you to be happy, and I love you.”

10:54PM Regarding his dad who died 14 years ago: Bruce thinks it would have been hard for him.

10:55PM “Am I saying goodbye to something? I’m saying goodbye to people’s perception of me and who I am.”

10:56PM His hope for the public: “Have an open mind and an open heart.”

10:59PM Bruce’s Olympic friends support him!

10:59PM Bruce wants to meet up with Diane again in a year to see how his transition is going.

11:00PM We’re so proud of Bruce and EVERYTHING he said in this emotional interview!!!!!!!!!

Apr 24, 2015 8:50pm PDT

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