Bruce Jenner has sat down with Diane Sawyer for a two-hour interview airing at 9:00 p.m. EST on ABC tonight. Jenner opens up about his new journey, life changes and how his decisions are affecting his family. Read on for what we know about Jenner’s big reveal.
1. There Are Rumors That Ex-Wife Kris Jenner Is Suing Jenner Over the Interview
According to Radar Online, Bruce Jenner has been threatened with a defamation lawsuit by ex-wife Kris Jenner. A “close family friend” told Radar:
Kris snapped this weekend and is now threatening him with a defamation suit, demanding that he let her see the Diane Sawyer interview and what is filmed so far of the documentary.
The source continues:
Kris told Bruce that if he defames her in any way, or their brand, she is going to sue him for everything that he is worth. The family thinks that her going to see him after his boob job triggered a massive panic attack because it suddenly became real to her what is going on.
The insider also states that Bruce’s response was this:
Bruce would never badmouth Kris because she is the mother of his children and he is appalled that she would ever accuse him of such a thing.
2. Four of Jenner’s Children Are Appearing On the Special
Bruce Jenner has a very big family. He has four children from his first two marriages and two children (Kendall and Kylie Jenner) from his marriage to Kris Jenner. He also has four step-children – Rob Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian. The four children from his previous marriages are Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody. When Jenner was first married to Chrystie Crownover for about 9 years, he had his first two children Burt and Casey. Brandon and Brody are from his marriage to actress Linda Thompson. Casey, Burt, Brandon and Brody will all be participating in the interview special.
3. Jenner’s Mother Has Been Very Supportive of Her Son
Bruce Jenner’s mother Esther has shown that she is very proud of her son and supports his life decisions. Esther opened up to the Associated Press about when her son first told her about his transformation, saying:
He said, ‘I want to be honest about my identity, and I know this is coming out in the press.’ I said I was proud of him and that I’ll always love him. I never thought I could be more proud of Bruce when he reached his goal in 1976, but I’m more proud of him now. It takes a lot of courage to do what he’s doing.
Esther admitted that it was a bit of a shock to hear the news and tough to wrap her mind around, but she’s proud of her son no matter what happens.
4. The Kardashians Will Be Watching the Interview “As a Family”
In insider told People Magazine that it definitely took adjusting from Jenner’s family members, getting used to the idea of their father’s transformation. The source stated that each of the Kardashian-Jenner clan went through a rough patch. When it comes to watching their father’s interview with Diane Sawyer, Kim Kardashian told reporters in New York City at Variety’s Power of Women:
We’re going to watch the special together as a family, with Bruce. That’s pretty much all I’ll say about that today. I’ll let the special come out and speak for itself.
Kim was the first member of the family to say anything about Jenner’s transformation, stating that he was “on a journey.”
5. Recently Jenner Was Photographed Wearing a Dress Outside His Malibu Home
Photos of Bruce Jenner surfaced online after the paparazzi snapped some shots of him in a black and white striped maxi dress outside his home in Malibu. Jenner was pictured wearing the dress while smoking a cigarette and reportedly called the police on the photographers who were spying on him. Radar Online reported a source stating:
Bruce has decided to take legal action because he is fed up with the constant invasion of his privacy … Bruce chose the secluded hilltop home for a reason, to get away from the paparazzi that have hounded him for years — he was forced to call the cops on Tuesday because paps were using zoom lenses to get pictures of him in the house.