Kim Kardashian Continues To Express Her Support Of Bruce Jenner’s Transition, Admits It’s A Hard Adjustment
Kim Kardashian opened up about Bruce Jenner’s transition in her own interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, saying she supports her stepfather “100 percent.”
Kim Kardashian Supports Bruce Jenner’s Transition
Jenner revealed he had begun his journey to transition to being a woman in an intimate interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday, and, though his four children from his first two marriages all appeared in the special, his stepchildren and two children with Kris Jenner did not participate, Kardashian included. However, the entire Kardashian/Jenner clan supported Jenner on social media, with Kardashian sharing a few selfies of the father-daughter pair on Twitter and Instagram during the special. “Love is the courage ot live the truest, best version of yourself. Bruce is love. I love you Bruce. #ProudDaughter,” she wrote.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2015
Kim Kardashian: “It’s A Daily Process”
Kardashian continued to extend support to Jenner during an interview on Today that aired Monday morning.
“I’m really happy for him that he is living his life the way he wants to live it, and that he has found inner peace and just pure happiness. That’s what life is about,” Kardashian said.
Kardashian admitted that she knows she might not be able to fully understand what Jenner is going through, but said she’ll be there to support him no matter what: “I don’t know what life would be like if you always felt like you weren’t yourself. And I know it’s not something that you or I could really fully understand, but I don’t even think we have to. I think as long as he is happy…that just makes me happy, and I support him 100 percent.”
Lauer pushed Kardashian to talk about the adjustment following Jenner’s decision, and Kardashian said the family has been leaning on each other for support during this time of change. While she insisted that the entire family is on board and supportive, the adjustment is still “a daily process.”
One thing that has been very important for the family moving forward, Kardashian revealed, was reaching out for outside help from organizations like GLAAD. Various organizations provided the family with the correct tools on how to discuss Jenner’s transition moving forward, including what pronouns to use (Jenner is currently still going by the masculine ‘he/him’ pronouns.)
Another helpful resource, Kardashian said, has been Jenner’s patience and understanding. “Everything takes time. Bruce wants us to feel as comfortable as possible and take everything at our own pace, and we love him for that, and we respect him for that … Bruce has always been really, really, good at explaining everything for us…he’s done a really good job at walking us through it,” Kardashian revealed.
Kardashian/Jenner Family Attending Family Therapy
Finally, Kardashian revealed that, despite any media speculation, the entire family has been united throughout, something she said they are all grateful for. Kardashian told Lauer that the family adjusting with the help of family therapy and a lot of family meetings, as seen on their E! reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. “There were lots of family meetings. There is every emotion you could possibly imagine; there is hundreds of family meetings. Say what you want about us, but we work out everything as a family, and we have the best communication,” Kardashian said.
“Each family member might be dealing with this in a different way, but we have each other to go through this experience with. And I’m really thankful for that,” she added.
In fact, during Jenner’s interview with Sawyer, the Olympian revealed that Kardashian was actually the most accepting of his stepchildren, in part because of a conversation she had with her husband, Kanye West.
“They were talking about it and he said to Kim, ‘Look, I could be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I could have the most beautiful daughter in the world. I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me. If I can’t be true to myself, they don’t mean anything,’” Jenner said.
Jenner’s transition will be featured on a brand new docu-series on E! to premiere July 26 at 9 p.m.