Saturday 29 April 2017

Bruce Jenner ‘officially a woman’ after painful eight hour surgery

Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer he's a woman. Photo: ABC
Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer he's a woman. Photo: ABC

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Bruce Jenner is now officially a woman, it has been claimed.

The former Olympian confirmed his plans to transition from male to female in an interview with Diane Sawyer last month. And Radar Online is now reporting that the 65-year-old underwent his gender realignment surgery “over three weeks ago”.

Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer go into the reality star's dress closet during Friday's ABC interview. Credit ABC news
Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer go into the reality star's dress closet during Friday's ABC interview. Credit ABC news

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“The procedure involved reshaping Bruce’s male genitalia into that of a woman,” a source told the outlet. “He was very happy with the results, but didn’t realise how gruelling the recovery would be.”

Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer he's a woman. Photo: ABC
Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer he's a woman. Photo: ABC

The news comes as the reality star was seen with newly dyed blonde locks over the weekend. It marked his first outing since April 30, and followed what the insider says was some initial post-op pain.

“The surgery was more than eight hours long,” the source said. “In the immediate aftermath, Bruce thought he had a urinary tract infection, but it was simply the pain from the procedure.”

Bruce Jenner has said his brain is more female than male (Invision/AP)
Bruce Jenner has said his brain is more female than male (Invision/AP)

During his interview with Diane, Bruce opened up about his life long battle with his desire to be a female. Now it seems that day has come and it could be only a matter of time before he goes public with his new persona.

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Kim Kardashian and Bruce Jenner are seen filming their reality show
Kim Kardashian and Bruce Jenner are seen filming their reality show

“Bruce is officially, and for all legal purposes, considered a woman,” the insider added. “Bruce’s kids have never seen him so happy. They just wish he would publicly start living as a woman, but contractually, he has to keep it under wraps until the docuseries [about his transition] premieres.”

A representative for Bruce is yet to confirm or deny the claims that he has undergone the surgery.

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