Caitlyn Jenner has confirmed the fact that she underwent a gender reassignment surgery in her recent wide-ranging appearance being interviewed by Diane Sawyer on 20/20 last Friday, however she did not want to talk much about her procedure itself.
“I’m not going to dwell on that subject,” said the Olympian, 67 years old, to Sawyer. “It’s not an appropriate question to ask a trans person.” said Jenner, who did reveal that she underwent the knife last January.
The reality television star also clarified that although she opted in for surgery and wrote about the fact in the memoir she is about to release, she “wasn’t less a woman the day before I had the surgery than the day after the surgery, because that did not define who I am as a human being.” Instead, she said, the only thing that makes someone a woman happens to be “what’s between your ears.”
“I’ve grown into Caitlyn,” she said. “It’s tough to take 65 years of being Bruce and being male, and then like, overnight, everything changes. At first you don’t know how to handle it.”
“I know my kids, they thought, ‘You know what, it’s a little too much,’” she stated. “But, from my standpoint, I had suffered for 65 years. To have a beautiful shot of my authentic self was important and [I wanted] the shock value. I wanted to end the old Bruce, my old life, and that picture did it.”
She also revealed in the interview that she had become distant recently from a few members of Kardashian’s family. The spokeswoman for LGBT issues also had four children from two other marriages.
Overall, Jenner stated that she’s “happy” with her current life. “[There is] peace in my soul,” she told Swayer. “All that confusion has left me.” Jenner’s book, The Secrets of My Life, comes out on Tuesday, 25 of April.