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Kendall Jenner Confirms Bruce Jenner’s Transition: ‘I Will Always Love My Dad, Whether He’s a Man Or a Woman’ (Updated)

Model and reality star is first family member to speak on Jenner’s alleged gender reassignment

Update Mar. 19, 3:10 p.m.: Us magazine retracted the story, as they were unable to verify the accuracy of Jenner’s quotes.

“After attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of Us have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family,” the magazine said in a statement.

Update Mar. 18, 2:32 p.m. PT: Kendall Jenner is calling quotes that she allegedly gave Us Magazine regarding her father, Bruce Jenner, completely false.

“Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them,” Jenner tweeted. A representative for Kendall said the model’s response was contained in the tweet, adding nothing further.

 

Update Mar. 18, 2:21 p.m. PT: Kendall Jenner posted to Twitter on Wednesday implying that the quotes given to Us Magazine regarding her father Bruce’s transition are erroneous. “How is it legal for someone to ‘quote’ someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted,” she tweeted. Representatives for Kendall have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment. Us Magazine had no comment.  

Kendall Jenner, model and reality star, is the first of the Kardashian clan to talk publicly about Bruce Jenner’s alleged transition to female.

Since his 2014 split from Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, Bruce has endured months of speculation accompanied by an evolving appearance. The notoriously press-happy bunch has declined to speak about the issue — until now.

“I love my dad. He’s always been there for me and my sisters,” Kendall said, according to the new issue of Us magazine. “He’s a wonderful man. And just because he’s changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn’t make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he’s a man or a woman.”

“It’s naturally a difficult thing to process and work through,” another new report from People magazine said, quoting a family insider who added, “The divorce caused a divide, but Bruce’s decision to share his transition has caused an even greater divide.”

Bruce recently moved from family haunt Calabasas, a tony suburb of Los Angeles, to a secluded home in Malibu, California, where he’s said to be reconnecting with children from his first marriage, reports People.

“There were weeks when they didn’t hear from Bruce,” the magazine said of his Kardashian step kids Kim, Kourtney, Khloe an Rob, as well as daughters Kylie and Kendall, whom he shares with Kris Jenner.

Representatives for Jenner have not yet returned TheWrap‘s request for comment.

Bruce’s team employed a two-phase plan in publicly announcing the news: a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer, and eventually a docu-series that would mark the total transition, presumably to air on his native E! network or perhaps on NBC, another member of the Comcast family.

Plans were derailed when Bruce was involved in a February car wreck that left one dead and five injured.

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