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Bruce Jenner Consults With Transgender Pal Renée Richards, Report Says

bruce-jenner-finding-himself-ftrEven if you’re like us and haven’t been keeping up with the Kardashians, you’ve undoubtedly noticed photos of the clan’s hubby/stepfather, Bruce Jenner which depict him looking decidedly different lately. There’s no doubt that spending even a few minutes with estranged reality series star wife Kris and her press-hungry children would take its toll on anyone, but 64-year-old Jenner’s evolving look, including the ombre hairstyle and the smooth neckline — he admitted to undergoing surgery to have his Adam’s Apple reduced — have caused many to wonder whether he’s planning to transition to female. Now RadarOnline reports the 1976 Olympic gold medalist has turned to another one-time athlete, Dr. Renée Richards for advice. Former pro tennis champ/eye surgeon Richards made headlines when she transitioned from Richard Raskind nearly 40 years ago.

Star magazine, not always unreliable, spoke with an unnamed source close to Richards who offered more inside details.

“Renee told him that it’s a serious, life-altering procedure and is not something to do unless you absolutely have no other choices,” Star quotes the source saying. “She said someone should consider antidepressants first, because life could become an irreversible trainwreck if you’re not completely certain about having the surgery.”

If this is true and Jenner is in the early stages of transitioning, we wish him much happiness.

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  • Nikkidane

    Transitioning is difficult for anyone but being a celebrity would amplify the difficulty because your life is so public.
    I wish him well in whatever he decides. With his money, I think I would disappear to some fabulous place in Europe where no one knows him and live as he likes.

  • Desert Boy

    Kris Jenner is so horrible she’s actually driven husband Bruce Jenner to change genders.

  • inbama

    He’s 64.
    They’re just sagging.

  • hotboyvb81

    Rene was an eye surgeon before turning pro as Rene, as Richard, she was an amatuer player

  • Sweet Boy

    Go ahead, Bruce !!!!….Take a walk on wild side!!!

  • Jason b.

    Rene Richards, that brings back memories. She was the only person I had ever heard of that changed from a man to a woman when I was a kid. It was my perception of being gay. The only other person that I looked at as representative of being gay was Jack Tripper, from 3s company. Sure would have been great to have had someone to look upto and even chat with back them. My mom had very positive things about the courage of Rene Richards at the time and I guess it was unsaid that Billy Jean King was a lesbian. I am very happy that kids today have a plethora of positive examples of healthy gay relationships and lives.

  • money718

    At 64, he is ready to become a woman? Seems very late in life, but wish him the best.

  • Kieran

    No doubt for many Americans confused by the whole “LGBT” linkage, Bruce Jenner’s having a sex-change operation will be seen as the most extreme and final stage of being gay.

  • Cam

    Ugh, going through all this in public. he should reach out to Chaz Bono too maybe to get some other input.

    He should get a medal just for being married to that woman.


    He looks like he may be reducing male hormones and starting some female. He could live a long time as a transitioning pre-op. (live as female) I’m sure Kim can get some mileage out of it. Oh poor me, look what he’s putting me through.

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