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Bruce Jenner Is Reportedly Transitioning To Live As A Woman

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After months of speculation, "a source close with the family" has confirmed that Bruce Jenner is undergoing a transition to live as a woman.The speculation heated up when it was reported on Wednesday that he would be getting a documentary series that will air later this year about an unspecified change in his life. His changing appearances, including painted nails and long hair, have all been part of an intentionally gradual process. "Instead of completely shocking everyone, his changes have been subtle, and his family has had the chance to slowly get used to his new looks and life," the unnamed source tells People.

"He's so happy and excited. He gets to lay down a huge bag of bricks. He's been through a dark period and is coming out on the other side."

According to TMZ, Jenner has already made plenty of progress in his transition, which began over a year ago. One of the first steps was a smoothing down of his Adam's apple, also known as a laryngeal shave.

The documentary series about Jenner's reported transition has yet to have a set air date, because "it will air when he is ready to be open about his transition" said People's source. According to TMZ, Kim Kardashian's description of the show as Jenner's "journey" to Entertainment Tonight was intentional and that other family members would also be opening up about his transition.

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Jenner's six children all reportedly dealing with the process well. "The [kids'] concern seems to be Bruce's happiness, and he acts very pleased with his new life," said People's source.