After months of rumors that former Olympian Bruce Jenner is looking to transition into a woman, the reality TV star has reportedly informed family members that he has known he was meant to be a woman since he was five years old, reports TMZ.
Jenner has reportedly kept his “true self” hidden for more than 60 years, and even while taking home the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics, the former AP Male Athlete of the Year was a woman in his own mind.
While he has been open with his children about his planned changes, Jenner has “never been female” around his children, a family source told TMZ, and has never worn female clothing in front of them.
In January, it was announced Jenner would be undergoing cross-hormone therapy in order to become a woman. He is supposedly also documenting his “journey” through a series, planned for television.
An unnamed family source spoke at the time of Jenner’s changing appearance and his future plans.
“He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing.” The source said, “He’s in such a great space. That’s why it’s the perfect time to do something like this.”