It's on! ABC News announced on Monday, April 6, that Bruce Jenner will sit down with veteran journalist Diane Sawyer in an interview airing later this month. As previously reported by Us Weekly, the topic of their discussion will be his transition from male to female.
Us confirmed Jenner's interview with Sawyer this past February. The two-hour ABC News special, titled "Bruce Jenner — The Interview," is just one part of Jenner's grand unveiling plan. Sources previously told Us that the Olympic gold medalist will first open up about his choice with Sawyer, then document his transition for an untitled E! series, which he has been filming for several months.
"The world will see his full transformation," a Jenner source told Us at the time. "It's a docuseries featuring the Jenner family talking about Bruce 'coming out.'"
Amidst his transformation, Bruce, 65, has the full support of his 10 children and stepchildren including stepdaughters Kourtney, Kim, Khloe Kardashian, daughters Kendall and Kylie, and sons Brody and Brandon.
In fact, Kardashian and Jenner family members have already spoken out in support of the athlete, while waiting for him to personally make the announcement himself.
In February, Kim Kardashian told Entertainment Tonight that her stepdad was "the happiest" she's ever seen. "I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he'll share whenever the time is right," Kim said of the latest leg of his journey. "I feel like that's his journey to talk about."
Bruce's mom Esther Jenner told the Associated Press that same month that she was "more proud of him now:" than when he won his career-defining Olympic gold decathlon medal in 1976.
"It takes a lot of courage to do what he's doing," Kendall, Kylie, Brody, and Brandon's paternal grandmother noted. "He said, 'Mom, I'm still the same person.' He said, 'I'm still going to race cars, I'm still going to fly airplanes and I'm going to get my helicopter license.'"
"I just think it's a low blow," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star told Yahoo. "I just think — and I know Jamie, so I think that's also why that's a really low blow, but hey. Guess that's what he felt the need to do for a little press."
Jenner's two-hour special with Sawyer will air on ABC on Friday, April 24, at 9 p.m. ET.