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Bruce Jenner's Ex-Playmate Friend

Breaks Down in Tears ...

He Doesn't Realize His Own Power

4/26/2015 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of Bruce Jenner's friends -- a former Playboy Playmate -- couldn't hold back her emotions about his transition ... and the impact he's having on society.

Deborah Driggs -- Miss March 1990 -- told us she's known Bruce for years, and admitted outside Spago Saturday night ... she couldn't hold back the water works when we asked her about the ABC special.

Watch ... Deborah's explanation about why she thinks Bruce is saving lives is pretty moving. She's also, we suspect, echoing the feelings of countless people.

By the way, Deborah has a golden connection to Bruce. They became friends though her ex-husband Mitch Gaylord -- the first male American gymnast to score a perfect 10 ... which earned him Gold in the '84 Olympics.

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Republican Congressman

We Welcome

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4/25/2015 12:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is happy Bruce Jenner will continue to embrace the GOP, telling us his party needs all the Cali support it can get. 

Chaffetz -- an ultra conservative from Utah who has become extremely influential in DC -- told our TMZ photog it's not his job to judge Jenner's choices.

It's interesting ... Chaffetz has become a powerful voice promoting the right of privacy. Although it seems Chaffetz is saying live and let live, he clearly has limits because he has opposed both gay marriage and medical marijuana use in the past.

Jenner told Sawyer he's a long time Republican with no plans of jumping parties. 

Bruce Jenner

Kids Say

Dad Won Over the Nation!

4/25/2015 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0425-brody-brandon-bert-kim-getty-tmz-02Bruce Jenner hit a world series home run in his Diane Sawyer special ... according to some of his kids.

Sources connected with the family tell us, the boys feel like Bruce won over the hearts and minds of an untold number of people who had negative feelings about their dad's transition.

Speaking of the audience, the estimate is ... 17 million people tuned in.

We're told Kim found the special "very emotional" but was crowing about how proud she was of Bruce and how positive the interview came off.

As we reported, Bruce watched the show with almost all of his immediate family.  

Kris Humphries

'Apologizes'

'I Was Too Vague'

4/25/2015 8:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kris Humphries seemed pretty clear about Bruce Jenner when he said last night he got outta Dodge just in time, but he says he's now apologizing for being "vague."

Humphries -- who was married to Kim Kardashian and then fought the divorce tooth and nail -- tweeted last night, "Man, I'm glad I got out when I did #gottadoyou."

He just tweeted again, "I have and always will support Bruce hence #gottadoyou. Now recognize I was too vague and sincerely apologize for the way this came across."

0425-sub-kris-humphries-post-twitter-01It seems he's now saying he supports Jenner but is glad he's out of the Kardashian magnetic pull ... or something like that.

Bruce Jenner

Kim Had a Breakthrough

Thanks to Kanye

4/24/2015 7:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Bruce Jenner says the most supportive family member by far in his transition journey has been Kim Kardashian ... and it's all thanks to Kanye West.

It's really an incredible story ... how Kanye sat Kim down and explained how being true to yourself is everything in life.

Diane Sawyer's special is just amazing.  Bruce's words are moving, thought-changing and it has to be the biggest moment ever for a lot of people who are really struggling.


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Bruce Jenner

I've Always Had the Soul of a Woman

4/24/2015 6:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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It's some of the most compelling TV in memory ... Bruce Jenner tells Diane Sawyer about the torment of living his life as an Olympic hero while living what he says is a lie.

Jenner scoffs at the notion this is a Kardashian stunt ... making it clear the notion of changing gender for publicity is absurd.

Jenner says, as we reported, this is the last time he will be known as Bruce Jenner, although he is not revealing his new name.

It is emotional, eye-opening and, frankly, amazing. You gotta see it.  


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Kris Humphries

During Bruce Jenner:

'Glad I Got Out When I Did'

4/24/2015 11:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0424-bruce-jenner-interview-04While the rest of Hollywood was praising Bruce Jenner as a "hero" and "brave" for talking openly about his sexual identity, Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries took what appears to be a direct shot at Bruce and the family.

Right in the middle of the west coast airing of Bruce's interview with Diane Sawyer ... as Bruce was discussing how his decision to go public has impacted his family ... Kris went to Twitter and wrote:

"Man, I'm glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou."

You stay classy, Kris.

Mama June

By the By ...

I'm Bi!!

4/24/2015 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June wants the world to know ... "I'm bisexual."

The "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch tells TMZ she had 3 experiences with women in her life but says, "It's no big deal, I was young and experimented with it, never went pro though just played the minor leagues."

While she and Sugar Bear are currently broken up, June says she is working things out with him. But if they don't get back together ... "It's open season. I will keep ALL my options open."

Standby ladies (and guys) ... Mama's about to run wild.

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Bruce Jenner

Intense Question

'Are You Gonna Be OK?'

4/24/2015 6:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You can feel the emotion as you watch Bruce Jenner process Diane Sawyer's interesting question, inviting Bruce to become her for a moment and fire off a question that would elicit a revealing answer.

Watch the video ... Bruce thinks for a moment -- as if he's processing the answer he'll give -- and then sounds off.

Sawyer's special should be fascinating. It's on tonight at 9 PM ET.

Kardashians

Mum's the Word On Bruce's Special

In the Midst of Insanity

4/24/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Kardashian klan is saying nothing about Bruce Jenner's special which airs tonight, and they chose to say nothing at a place known for the highest concentration of paparazzi in L.A. 

Kris, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall and Scott all showed up at Craig's in West Hollywood, arguably the most popular restaurant in the city.

All the photogs asked about the special but lips were glossed and sealed.

Kim and Kanye didn't join.  

One thing's for sure ... this family knows how to do what they do.

Vine Star Nash Grier

NoH8 Forgives Homophobic Rant

Internet Says Not So Fast

4/24/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423-nash-grier-noh8Vine superstar Nash Grier can pose for all the NoH8 campaign photos he wants -- his critics aren't willing to forgive ... even if the LGBT group is.

Grier posted a pic of himself at a photo shoot for the famous equal rights advocacy group on Wednesday night. Grier and NoH8 immediately got blasted on the Internet by thousands of people still fuming over the 17-year-old's rant last summer. 

In case you forgot ... Grier posted a Vine in which he shouted "f**s" and called AIDS a "gay disease." He eventually deleted it and said he was sorry.

NoH8 founder Jeff Parshley tells TMZ he accepted the apology, and isn't prepared to say Grier is homophobic based on his Vine performance. As for the backlash, he says Grier's just gonna have to deal.

Neil McNeil -- a huge YouTuber who focuses on LGBT issues -- didn't buy Grier's mea culpa and still isn't convinced he's changed. He suggests the Viner donate real time to support the LGBT cause, instead of posing for pics

Kris Jenner

Bruce Never Talked Transition During Marriage

4/22/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kris Jenner was in the dark about Bruce's desire to become a woman during their entire marriage ... this according to sources directly and closely connected to Kris.

Our sources say Kris says Bruce did speak with her 25 years ago about his feelings, but she says he talked about his "tendency" to dress like a woman ... not to become one.  

We're told Kris insists the subject never came up again during their entire marriage. She also says she never saw Bruce dressed as a woman during their entire relationship.

Our sources connected with Bruce tell a different story ... that she knew full well he was very conflicted about his gender. 

Kris tells our sources the subject of sexual transition did not come up until after they were divorced. In fact our sources say Bruce told the girls about it before Kris.

One other thing ... we're told reports that Kris might take legal action against Bruce if he speaks negatively about her are untrue.

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Bruce Jenner

Here's What Won't Change

Love of Sports

4/9/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bruce Jenner Becoming WomanBruce Jenner has been a super athlete all his life, and that won't change when he becomes a woman.

Sources close to Bruce tell TMZ his routines -- which involve multiple sports -- will be unaffected. Bruce is a staple at his golf country club, where the members love him, and he will stay active at the club.

Bruce is heavy into paddleboarding in Malibu -- something he does with his sons -- and that will continue.

We're told Bruce will keep up his passion for racing cars recreationally with his kids. Ditto flying helicopters, both model and real.

Short story ... he's been a world-class athlete with a passion for sports, and that's not going to change.

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