In the mad dash to interview Bruce Jenner about his reported transition to become a woman, Diane Sawyer appears to have won.
Meanwhile, Jenner’s mother confirms to RadarOnline.com that her son is making the transition that has been hotly rumored for months now.
She says that Jenner didn’t tell her the news until recently.
“I just learned about (his transition),” Esther Jenner tells the website. “Bruce filled me in, and we had a very long, long, long talk about it.
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“I have never been more proud of Bruce for who he is, himself as a father, as an Olympian, a wonderful public speaker. He instills enthusiasm in people. He’s gifted.”
New York Daily News Page Six reported on Monday that the former Olympic gold medalist, 65, will share his story with Diane Sawyer of ABC News in a special that is slated to air in May.
An insider told the newspaper that portions of that interview with Sawyer will be filmed as early as this week.
Jenner is also reportedly filming a docu-series for E!.
Said his mom: “Right now I am more proud of him for what he’s allowing himself to do. I am more proud of him now than when he stood on that podium and put the gold medal around his neck. He deserves all the respect.”