Bruce Jenner’s Mom Opens Up About His Transition

“It takes a lot of courage to do what he’s doing,” Esther Jenner says

Last Updated: June 3, 2015 @ 1:58 PM

Bruce Jenner has yet to talk about his purported transition in the media, but his mother Esther took a moment to chat about the journey her son is on.

The 88-year old told the Associated Press that her 65-year-old son contacted her and said they needed to have a long talk.

“I want to be honest about my identity and I know this is coming out in the press,” she recalls her son telling her, adding, “I am at peace with what he is and what he’s doing.”

At the same time she described the news as a shock. “It’s hard to wrap your mind around it,” Esther admitted.

Bruce is a famous athlete who won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympics. Of late, he has become more famous as the patriarch of the Kardashian family and their myriad television series. A new series is purportedly going to follow Bruce’s journey.

“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,” Esther told the AP. “It takes a lot of courage to do what he’s doing.”