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Bruce Jenner's Ex-Wife Linda Thompson Says She 'Would Not Have Married Him' If She Knew About Gender Issues

Bruce Jenner's Ex-Wife Linda Thompson Says She 'Would Not Have Married Him' If She Knew About Gender Issues

Bruce Jenner‘s second wife Linda Thompson is opening up after he confirmed his transition into a woman during an interview with Diane Sawyer.

The 64-year-old former actress wrote a piece for the Huffington Post titled “How Living With and Loving Bruce Jenner Changed My Life Forever.”

She chronicled her life with Bruce, including when they met, got married, and had kids (Brandon and Brody). When the boys were three years old and 18 months old, respectively, Bruce told her he was having identity struggles.

“Around that time Bruce considered traveling out of the country, possibly to Denmark, to have the gender-confirmation surgery and then come back to the U.S. identifying as female,” Linda wrote. “I asked Bruce, ‘What about the children?’ He thought maybe he could reenter their lives as ‘Aunt Heather.’”

She later wrote, “If Bruce had told me about his gender issue when we first began getting romantically involved, I would not have married him. Pure and simple. But looking back, I’m so grateful to God, the universe, and Bruce that I didn’t know, and that Bruce played the role in my life that he did.”

Linda ended the piece, “After having harbored his secret, and feeling in my heart and mind that I have protected him through these years, I can now breathe a little easier, knowing he now has found the strength and the courage to fulfill his dream. He can finally realize his need to be who he authentically is, who he was born to be. That takes tremendous courage. For that I commend him.”

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  • Daniel Brown

    This is story is pretty weird and wonderful. At least he hasn’t been caught in economy class like Kim and Kanye

  • Jenny from the flop

    Yas!! Bruce’s name will be heather! 🙏🏻

  • TiredofthisCrap

    She’s a true friend to him, she knew all these years and kept it quiet.

  • JC

    I don’t get it. ??? How did this 2 make such good looking sons? Brody especially is HOT. It’s funny how some good looking people make such ugly kids, & some not so hot ones make beautiful kids.

  • j k

    have to admit Bruce was kind of good looking back then

  • mandyz

    They were both good looking back then but Bruce and Linda did wayyy too much plastic surgery. These celebs don’t realize that they only look older if they want to hold back their age by going under the knife.

  • granky161

    Google their old faces, they were both attractive people. Linda dated Elvis for a while before Bruce as well.

  • Pony Mama

    I think that’s a fair and measured statement from Linda. I always wondered why she didn’t make the cut on RHOBH although she’s appeared many times.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Elvis Presley?

  • granky161

    Yes, she dated Elvis after he and Priscilla divorced.

  • suzybel

    Nothing like a little deceit to liven up a marriage or two eh Bruce?