US Weekly retracted a story that falsely quoted Kendall Jenner talking about her father, Bruce Jenner’s rumored transition. The magazine falsely quoted Kendall Jenner saying “I will always love my dad, whether he’s a man or a woman.” The freelance reporter who supposedly got the interview from Jenner is still standing by his interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes she gave are in fact accurate. The original story from US Weekly appears below:
Kendall Jenner has spoken publicly about Bruce Jenner’s transition for the first time — marking the first public comments on the topic from any of Bruce’s children.
“I love my dad. He’s always been there for me and my sisters. He’s a wonderful man,” she told US Weekly at Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber roast on Sunday, speaking out for the first time about Bruce’s transition. “And just because he’s changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn’t make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he’s a man or a woman.”
Last month, BuzzFeed News reported that Bruce’s transition was being documented by E! for a new series. The reality star and former Olympian is also scheduled to sit down with Diane Sawyer of ABC News for an exclusive interview in which Bruce will come out as transgender. Neither E! nor ABC has confirmed the series and interview, and no one from the Jenner-Kardashian clan has confirmed Bruce’s transition until Kendall’s comments.
Bruce has six children: two with first wife Chrystie Crownover, two with second wife Linda Thompson, and two with third wife, Kris Jenner. Bruce and Kris separated in 2012 and their divorce was finalized in December 2014.
Buzzfeed News confirmed last week that in the Keeping Up With the Kardashian Season 10 finale, which will air on May 31, Bruce will come out to Kendall, her sister Kylie Jenner, and their half sisters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian. After filming the finale, all of the Jenner-Kardahian girls tweeted the same photo of the five of them sitting on a couch with Bruce.