Kourtney Kardashian Keeps Bruce Jenner’s Transition From Her Son
Although Bruce Jenner already opened to the world about his decision to transition during an interview with Diane Sawyer last month, there is still more of Bruce's story to tell. E!'s two-part Keeping Up With the Kardashians special, About Bruce, revealed new details about the family's reactions to Bruce's news. One of the more surprising revelations to come out of last night's episode was the decision made by Kourtney and Scott to keep the news of Bruce's transition from their son, Mason, for the foreseeable future.
In a conversation with Khloe and Scott, Kourtney said, "Don't talk too much about it in front of Mason." Khloe pointed out that people will ask Mason about Bruce as word gets out, and that it would benefit Mason to hear the news from his parents first. According to Khloe, Kendall was recently in the audience for a comedy show and she was asked by the comedian to talk about her father (which she declined to do).
Kourtney went on to explain that she's waiting for the right time to tell her son. She said, "I think we are waiting to see what Bruce does before we tell Mason. I definitely don’t want him to find out through someone at school or something like that. I want him to find out through us. And I think just it’s such a great lesson to, you know, teach him not to judge people. It’s a great life lesson that, you know, I think I have to make it the most positive that I can."
Scott echoed a similar sentiment, saying that he wants to use this as a teaching opportunity for their kids. He said, "Kourtney and I have definitely talked about how we’re gonna explain this to Mason, and it’s only a positive for my son and my daughter to know all these different things that go on in this world. You can do whatever you want, as long as you become happy with yourself, that’s all that really matters. Like I said, you only really get one chance at this life so whatever you gotta do to be happy, you gotta do it."
During his interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce said that it was Khloe who was taking the news the hardest, and her recent absence from the 2015 Billboard Music Awards seems to confirm that, at least partially. According to E! News, the airing of the Kardashian special combined with the loss of one of her friends -- rapper Chinx was killed Sunday morning, reportedly during a drive-by shooting -- made the public appearance too difficult to manage. A source said, "Between the special coming out and his death, it was a real hard day for her. She was too distraught."
You can watch a clip from the second part of "About Bruce" over at Gawker.
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