Bruce Jenner's Transition Absolutely Blindsided Wife Kris Jenner

Bruce JennerWe were all in shock when it became apparent that the rumors about Bruce Jenner transitioning into a woman weren't rumors so much as facts, but no one was more in shock than Bruce's wife of 22 years, Kris Jenner.

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TMZ reports that no one in the family knew about Bruce's desire to become a woman (even though it seems every tabloid in the world knew for quite awhile) until he had a sitdown with the family a few weeks ago.

Sources say that while Kris had heard the rumors -- as did every goat herder in Tunisia -- she didn't believe them. In fact, Kris has been Bruce's most vociferous public defender, repeatedly pooh-poohing the rumors as gossip left over from the 1970s.

Well, doesn't she have egg on her face now?

The source says that Kris thinks this was the fundamental problem with their marriage -- that the two didn't communicate. Well, and that her husband wants to be a woman.

It's hard to know what to believe here. Some reports say Kris had an idea about Bruce's wishes all along -- and even managed to talk him out of them. But I am going to give Kris the benefit of the doubt. I don't think too many women want to willingly marry a man who wants to be a woman. And I think it's all too easy for people to convince themselves the wife knew everything -- this way, they can comfort themselves that nothing like this would ever happen to them. Hey, she must have known!

What I think is very unfair here is not only did he supposedly keep a secret like this from his wife -- but that he let her go around denying and defending!

BUT. That said, you do have to wonder if Kris had a whiff that something strange was happening ... I mean, in the past year or so, Bruce has been photographed wearing lip gloss, with French manicures and bright red nails, his eyebrows look tweezed ... I'm not saying she knew, but did she wonder?

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Good for Bruce that he's done with secrets, denial, and hiding. It must be a shock and upheaval for his family. But it is never too late to live the truth! In the end, I'm sure they just want him to be happy.

Do you think she knew?

 

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