Brody Jenner Is “Very Proud” of Bruce Jenner: “I Love Him to Death”

Brody Jenner & Bruce Jenner
Brody Jenner spoke about his father Bruce Jenner Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Brody Jenner is one supportive son. The TV personality broke his silence on his father Bruce Jenner for the first time since the Diane Sawyer special about Bruce's gender transition last month. 

The Hills alum, 31, was featured in the 20/20 interview alongside his siblings, voicing his support for Bruce as he makes his transition into a woman. He echoed a similar sentiment in a chat with Extra this week, praising his father's bravery.

"[I'm] very proud, very proud," Brody said of Bruce, 65. "It's been a journey for all of us but we're very supportive and I love him to death. It's really great to see how happy he is now."

After years of rumors, Bruce decided to come forward with his true identity in the talked-about Sawyer interview, saying simply, "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman." The former Olympic athlete spoke to the journalist, 69, about his plans to show a more feminine appearance and live his life as a woman.

Brody and Bruce hug
Brody Jenner and Bruce Jenner on Extra in 2013. GT/Star Max/FilmMagic

Brody told Extra that he believes Bruce's decision to go public with his transgender identity makes him even more of a hero than he already was for taking home the gold medal for the United States at the 1976 Olympics. 

"100 percent, absolutely," Brody added. "I think it's gonna change a lot of lives and hopefully save a lot of lives." 

Brody's brother Brandon previously extolled Bruce's courage in the ABC sit-down, saying of Bruce, "I saw a sense of bravery that, for all of your previous accomplishments, I think far exceeds all of them. I'm just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family."

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