The 10 Most Shocking Revelations From Bruce Jenner’s Diane Sawyer Interview

  
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Bruce Jenner gave one of the most memorable interviews this past weekend. He confirmed to Diane Sawyer on “20/20” that he is transitioning from male to female. Rumors have been floating around about this for years. It was the one thing that members of the Kardashian klan just wouldn’t open up about. This made Bruce’s interview all the more informative. None of us had any idea what he has been going through and we were totally clueless about the courageous steps that he has been taking to deal with his issues and live his life as honestly as he can. Here are the 10 most shocking revelations from Bruce Jenner’s interview:

10. He Was 8 Or 9 The First Time He Tried On A Dress

As a child, Bruce Jenner had a strong desire to wear women’s clothing. When he was eight or nine-years-old, he tried one of his mother or his sister’s dresses on for the first time. “I marked the closet so when I put it back, I had put everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught. And at that time, I didn’t know why I was doing it, besides it just made me feel good,” he said. “I would put a scarf over my head because my hair was short.”

The habit continued into adulthood. When he was traveling as a motivational speaker, he would change into women’s clothing following his speeches. “I would walk off the stage and I would feel like a liar. I would say, ‘You just got no guts,’” he said. “And then literally [I would] go up into the hotel room, change clothes, and go out and walk around.”

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9. His First Wife Chrystie Scott Was The First Person He Confided In

The first person he told about his gender identity issues was his first wife Chrystie Scott. They were married from 1972 to 1981 and share two children, Burt and Cassandra. “I didn’t go heavily into it back then. I said, these are my issues, this is what I deal with. I think [I said], ‘Oh I do a little cross-dressing, a little of this, a little of that,’” he told Sawyer. “Like most women they think, ‘Oh I can fix that. It’s going to be okay.’ Nurturing. I never really hardcore said, ‘Look, I don’t know if I’m going to make it in this male gender here my entire life.’”

According to Scott, learning that Jenner wanted to be a woman came as a huge shock to her.” I can’t remember the exact words because it was such a shock to me, but he opened up his heart and confessed, and he had to share this deep, dark secret,” she said on “Good Morning America.” “He told me he wanted to be a woman, and understandably, I didn’t know what to say. “It’s so hard to wrap your head around it, particularly because he was such a manly man,” said Scott. “He never indicated anything feminine in his demeanor.”

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