Bruce Jenner, 65, is saying goodbye to his old self and starting his new life as a woman. The former olympian told Diane Sawyer in a very honest and emotional interview with ABC’s 20/20 that he is finally able to live his life the way he was always intended to. The father of six biological children and four step kids is now embarking on this new chapter and he says he “is a woman.
Bruce told Diane that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body and that he has been “confused” about his gender identity his entire life. “I’ve always been confused with my gender identity since I was this big,” he said. “I’ve tried to explain it to them this way. God is looking down making little Bruce he says what am I going to do with this one… make him a smart kid, really determined. Let’s give him the soul of a female… here I am stuck … I’m me I’m a person this is who I am. I’m not stuck in anyone’s body this is who I am. My brain is much more female than it is male. That’s what my soul is. Bruce always telling a lie, lived a whole lie about who he is and I can’t do that any longer.”
He added: “Yes, for all intents and purposes I am a woman … but my heart and my soul it is part of me that part of me that female side is who I am. I was not genetically born that way. As of now I have all the male parts … in a lot of ways we are different but I still identify as female. That is very hard for Bruce Jenner to say, because I don’t want to disappoint people.”