Report: E! Docuseries Will Capture Bruce Jenner's Transition to Woman

Bruce Jenner Transgender

Olympic gold medalist-turned-reality TV family patriarch Bruce Jenner for more than a year has been transitioning to a woman, with the journey to be shared via an E! docuseries.

Our sister site Variety reported on the E! series earlier this week, and now multiple reports confirm the presumed subject matter.

“Bruce is transitioning to a woman,” a source close to the Jenner/Kardashian family told People. “He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing…. [The series] will air when he is ready to be open about his transition” — perhaps as early as May, TMZ reports.

Among the moments already captured on video, TMZ says, is Jenner’s formal announcement to the family, most of whom have been supportive.

According to Variety, E!’s publicity team will be meeting with GLAAD to discuss how to properly handle the sensitive subject matter. “It’s in the very beginning stages, but it’s a go,” an insider tells the trade.

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73 Comments
  1. bart says:

    if its true and it makes him happy, good for him

      • dan says:

        actually *him until its confirmed

        • Joey says:

          If Bruce has been transitioning for awhile, if Bruce is doing this because she believes she is a woman trapped in a mans body, then she has always been a woman and has always felt like identifying as “she” or “her” or any other word for a woman. Its not for you or anyone else to decide when exactly Bruce ceases being a “him” and becomes a “her”.

      • billybobby says:

        He will ALWAYS be a HIM. It’s genetic. Sorry. You can out ALL the lipstick on a pig you want…it’s STILL going to be a pig.

        • Lizo says:

          Blech. People of your opinion are a dying breed. You’ll be on the wrong side of history.

          • Tonya says:

            Well said!

          • Belle says:

            I’m tired of having to be PC…he will ALWAYS be a man, doesn’t matter what he does to his body!! People can do whatever they want to themselves, but I don’t have to agree with it. We are not a dying breed, and you’re being intolerant of my opinions is the same as me not agreeing with you….so it’s a double standard. Do what you want, I accept whatever people want to do, but why do I have to remain silent when everyone else like you create the tension :(

          • nena says:

            well said by a brainwashed progressive/liberal where narcissism reigns!

        • Is your idiocy and stupidity genetic? Whether they are or aren’t, you’ll ALWAYS be stupid and an idiot. It is the shame that we breathe the same air.

        • I believe intolerant people are also entitled to their opinion, and I have to agree with you. My nephew is gay my step grandfather was a cross dresser in Chicago and I loved them, but he was still a man and I believe that biologically when he died he was classified as a man and he still wasn’t happy during his passing even though he was considered a woman there was still something missing for him. I agree Bruce is still a man. Who says we will be on the wrong side of history? When so many people make this transition and so many gays come out of the closet, Do you think in 50 years that the world will be a better place for your children???? Do you realize the legacy this family has already left? I can tell you the legacy that my grandfather left. Be very careful with your thinking, yes compassion and love are important but consequences for all of these social changes may not be what you hope for in the future…….This person is entitled to their belief system. Period, the second you criticize an opinion that is not your own you are also walking in judgement. So Billybobby go ahead and write whatever you want since anybody else can write stuff that may have no basis. I agree with you.

      • rowan77 says:

        Bruce is to be called by whatever pronoun and name he or she chooses. Until he specifies a different name and pronoun, differently, it is proper to call him Bruce. The worst thing you can do is make assumptions before a trans man or woman is ready to declare themselves.

  2. Babybop says:

    This may seem incredibly cynical of me to say… But part of me feels like this is just a huge publicity stunt. Either way, good for E! for communicating with GLAAD to make sure they’re not being insensitive.

    • Butters says:

      I agree. Honestly, I think this would be very good for the trans-community, except Jenner’s ties to that Kardashians makes this seem more like fame seeking. However, if this is true what Bruce Jenner feels is right than good for him.

    • Sheila says:

      It does feel like an excuse for another stupid reallity show

    • billybobby says:

      LOL! Sad.

    • rowan77 says:

      Normally I would agree – doing a reality show to continue the Kardashian-style fame whoring would be vile, but I think in this situation, Bruce is doing something else. I think we’ve all heard about teens and young adults having a difficult time while transitioning because they don’t have the support of their family – sometimes because the family can’t fathom what their child/sibling/whatever is going through. Many times the family won’t do counseling, nor will they support the transkid/man/woman to get psychological care to help them handle how they are being treated by others. This show may give the insight to families who don’t understand and show other trans men and women they are not alone. So this may end up being a positive experience that helps everyone with the reality of someone transitioning.

      Let’s hope that’s Bruce’s goal.

    • mary says:

      It is impossible not to think this is fake stunt but the Kardashian/Jenner clan. I mean look at how they manipulated the addictions of Lamar and Scott.

      If this is true then I wish Bruce well, but something about this feels very fake which is disgusting but then so is distorting addiction.

  3. superCoderOne says:

    Something doesn’t seem right to me. I don’t buy it.

  4. Cass says:

    Even though this family has made a constant effort to made their private lives public consumption, it still seems wrong that multiple media outlets are reporting this as fact prior to Bruce’s public confirmation as such. The sources that are confirming the story are not even willing to go on record as to who they are, and even though it seems to be true, it’s Bruce’s truth to share.

  5. TV Gord says:

    I’m always happy when someone comes to the realization of who they really are, but he’s still doing a crappy reality show. Still, he did escape the Kardashian klan (although they are probably producing his krappy reality series). I don’t know where to come down on this one. My estimation of him goes up and down like a glob in a lava lamp.

    • billybobby says:

      I think I’m a walnut. But I’ll NEVER actually BE one. LOL!

      Time for Americans to slap themselves back to reality. The patients seem to have taken over the asylum.

    • rowan77 says:

      Normally I would agree – doing a reality show to continue the Kardashian-style fame whoring would be vile, but I think in this situation, Bruce is doing something else. I think we’ve all heard about teens and young adults having a difficult time while transitioning because they don’t have the support of their family – sometimes because the family can’t fathom what their child/sibling/whatever is going through. Many times the family won’t do counseling, nor will they support the transkid/man/woman to get psychological care to help them handle how they are being treated by others. This show may give the insight to families who don’t understand and show other trans men and women they are not alone. So this may end up being a positive experience that helps everyone with the reality of someone transitioning.

      Let’s hope that’s Bruce’s goal.

    • Ginger Snap says:

      It would be admirable if he makes a choice and then goes about it quietly . Making it the center of a reality show strips his choice of dignity .

      Being a Kardashian has made Bruce a publicity whore .

  6. Diva13 says:

    I just hope Jenner really truly understands Her choice to become a transgender women, as one of color this life sometimes ain’t easy.

    • TV Gord says:

      Do you think it’s easier for those not “of color”? I don’t think anyone makes this journey based on how well it will be received in the world.

      • jules says:

        … You know statistically trans women of colour are harrassed, assaulted, and murdered more frequently than any other lgbt+ group, do you not?

        • TV Gord says:

          I look forward to you providing evidence, proof, statistics of that. I think it’s hard for anyone transitioning (just read the idiotic comments here toward Bruce). Not everything has to be about race.

          • Jana says:

            A simple Google search on your part would provide you with all the proof you need. Of all the hate violence homicides in 2013, 2/3 were transwomen of color. And we also know from the data collected that they are the most at risk for non-fatal hate violence and harassment, as well, though we don’t know exactly how much more at risk, because transgender women are less likely than others to even report the crimes committed against them, as they are 6 times more likely to experience physical violence when interacting with the police compared to overall survivors.

    • billybobby says:

      He. He is a he.

      Amazing how we TWIST our language to fit our UNreality.

      • DM says:

        He is a he in the world we have built. Nature makes a wide variation of people including transgender folks, Intersexed (WAY more common than you clearly know) and others. Be open to learning more rather than judging based on what you’ve been told. :)

  7. Spence says:

    I’m glad to hear they’re teaming with GLAAD to make sure they handle this appropriately, because this could easily be offensive and ridiculous. I still have no interest whatsoever in the Jenners/Kardashians, but hopefully this will be a project that educates and inspires.

  8. Et Al says:

    Not too surprised. Bruce’s transformation has been Transparent for a while.

  9. filmex2000 says:

    If it was anyone else, you’d say good luck and be done with it. Cynics, however, will surely have a moment to wonder if this is a person righting Mother Nature’s wrong, or yet the pursuit of another season chasing fame which has occurred regularly since he showed up on our Wheaties boxes back in 1976.

  10. KatyLynn says:

    I’m so tired of the Kardashians and how low they will stoop for publicity/ratings. Kim and her butt transplants, baby/husband drama, and now this. This is the lowest of the low and an insult to the trans community. The Kardashians will rot in hell one day

  11. abdulhafar says:

    Welll wit b round so manu ladies hes ichn for makeup plus he prob found a dood to give him luv…

  12. D carter says:

    I was told he has a medical condition and he is going to tell the world, all the talk about him transitioning to be a woman is for rating by the time may gets here everyone will be watching it. His changed appearance is from the medicine side effect. Sorry to run for everyone.

    • TV Gord says:

      I hope you can find a better translation app, because I’m really trying to understand what you want to say, but this doesn’t make any sense.

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  14. E says:

    If it is true I hope Bruce is doing okay, think about that pain of walking around in the wrong body for all those years. What I’ve seen of the show (s)he seems sad alot…

  15. Kait says:

    Although I dislike this family for many reasons, good for Bruce for finally becoming the person she wants to be. Pronouns aside until Bruce comes forward with the truth. I remember reading almost a year ago that Bruce was getting surgery on Adams apple since at the time said it was a self-conscious thing (I assumed it was because it became more prominent from face lifts and such), now it seems to be a first transitional step to her new life, along with the new hair style. He seemed very sad before, almost that he wasn’t able to be himself, and maybe this is why she wasn’t happy. I wish either him/her the best.

  16. Heathers says:

    Ew another reason NOT to watch E! Between this thing, Kathy Griffin, and Ryan Seacrest, just ewwwww.

  17. Scott says:

    so does the mean that Bruce will be dating men or women? this is all really confusing for me to understand

    • Brooke says:

      If this all isn’t a load of baloney (and many people in the trans community are skeptical because none of it rings true to life and seems more like transphobic gossip columns having a field day), a trans person is not always gay – they’re two different issues. A trans man may date other men and identify as gay. Or he may date women and just identify as a trans man. Or he may identify as something else. Folks are all different, being trans doesn’t change that.

  18. Lizo says:

    I’m glad she’s able to be herself and I hope she has the support of her family. Transitioning isn’t an easy process and support is essential.

  19. Millenium says:

    Good for him. But why is it on E? Why is something so personal being used to generate revenue? Please don’t say how it will help people understand his personal struggle and their outlook on the LGBT community. If that’s the case, don’t pick a celeb, pick your average hardworking, making it week to week on a job, person trying to make the transition the best they can. Or, how about this. Donate all gross revenue to clinics that support, aid, educate, and assist members of the community. Somehow, I see this as simply a ratings grab by the network, when it could be an opportunity to actually do some good. And if I see ONE Kardashian or Kris Jenner on screen “helping” him with his transition, then I will know it is all B.S.

  20. Song4Ten says:

    Probably the only way he can get any attention in his house…since it’s filled with women anyway.

  21. John says:

    This is what happens when you get involved with KK and her clan

  22. pam says:

    Was anybody really suprised?

  23. Mary says:

    OMG can we just get these people off the TV. If this is what he wants fine, but I cannot understand how he and the Kardashians make money off doing absolutely nothing productive in the world. It really does not say much for our society. Please for all that is holy people do not watch.

  24. dman6015 says:

    The Kartrashian clan is the primary reason I had E! dropped from my cable service.

  25. WorkingITfor Dollars says:

    This has got to be a costly procedure. So it seems that that living with the opportunistic Kardashian clan has served him well, he learned to whore out his private life for a buck! (anyone who actually thinks he’s doing this for the “good” of the transgender community is just sadly naïve…this is about money) Who would have thought, they were finally good for something.

  26. Johnny Styles says:

    I’m glad that Bruce has made the decision to do this. I truly am. But do we really need a reality show dedicated to it?

  27. Linda says:

    Concerning Mr Jenner, After 60 something years on this planet What happened to you every, no matter what you do ,no matter how hard you try every cell in your body is marked xy,the mark of a man

  28. TammyLynn says:

    Kelly Osbourne should have not been on Fashion Police to begin with! Look at her hair and her clothing! She lives off her daddy’s name!

  29. TammyLynn says:

    Bruce, don’t you think your getting to old to make such a life change? You will be meeting your maker soon. I think I would rethink your decision and live as a man. That is how God designed you!

  30. kisha walker says:

    Just stay a man!u. HV beautiful daughters & a beautiful wife already!!!

  31. Maddy says:

    Anyone involved with the kardashians are the weirdest. They are sick and need to get bombed by issis. They messed up Bruce jenner and now Kyle has enormous lips? This family is so –ucked up. Little rob kardashian has ADD cause he is all over the place. Kris Jenner Kardashian whatever did a terrible job as a mother but a successful job in opening her legs to a lot of men and producing dysfunctional slutty girls. No wonder Bruce wants to be a woman. I have nothing good to say about these losers. All their Dash Stores are going to go bankrupt and you will see them working in White Castles. No wait! Kim had money from porn tapes and Playboy. Yet again. Whore VILLE

  32. Sam Jones says:

    If you lived as a man for 60 some years than you should die as a man!