Bruce Jenner has struggled with hiding his true identity since he was a child.
Now at 65, the Olympian has confirmed to Diane Sawyer in tonight's '20/20' special that he's ready to publicly live life as a woman.
So how did his children take it? Surprisingly, Bruce says his stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, has been the most supportive. And that's because of her husband, Kanye West — and his incredibly powerful words.
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On the special, he recalled when he told his daughters about his decision. Kim — who had caught him in a dress years before and never really brought it up — finally understood the situation after having a conversation with Kanye. "They were talking about it and he says to Kim, 'I can have the most beautiful wife in the world, and I do. And I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, and I do. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me,'" Bruce shared.
And then, his extremely famous and very fashionable stepdaughter had some style advice for him.
"'Girl you gotta rock it baby! You gotta look good! If you're doing this thing, I'm helping you. [You're] representing the family and you gotta look good,'" he recalled her saying.
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He admits he was most scared to tell his children. And while his four oldest children — Burt, Casey, Brandon and Brody — have accepted their father, Bruce admits his two youngest daughters — Kylie and Kendall — as well as his other stepchildren — Kourtney, Khloe and Rob — have taken it pretty hard. Especially Khloe.
"They all cried mainly because they don't want anyone to hurt dad. They're very protective of me. Especially Kendall and Kylie," he said.
"Khloe's had the toughest time with it, and she's had a lot of losses in her life. She lost her dad [Robert Kardashian Sr. in 2003], Lamar had his issues."
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He says she told him, "My whole life is falling apart. It's my dad," and he responded, "I can't argue that point, but I'm not going anywhere."
"With all the girls, it's tough on them. I understand that and I wouldn't rush that issue."
Despite the difficulties of trying to understand her stepfather's journey, the 30-year-old reality star has been nothing but supportive on Twitter during the '20/20' special.
Just finished watching the #BruceJennerInterview with the family. Bruzer, I'm soooo proud of you! Dads really are heros ❤️— Khloé (@khloekardashian) April 25, 2015
Just finished watching the #BruceJennerInterview with the family. Bruzer, I'm soooo proud of you! Dads really are heros ❤️
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