Reports of Bruce Jenner’s desire to undergo gender reassignment surgery have been greatly exaggerated, according to son-in-law Kanye West.
The 64-year-old Olympian’s family is shooting down rumors that Bruce’s recent laryngeal shave, a procedure that diminishes the prominence of the Adam’s apple, is the first step in his transformation into a woman.
“Kanye doesn’t believe Bruce is messing with anything below the belt on his body,” a friend of the rapper tells HollywoodLife. “He wants to bang women, not become one.”
Kanye isn’t the first to come to Bruce’s defense in light of the recent barrage of rumors regarding his gender identity.
Estranged wife Kris Jenner called the ballyhoo bogus during a discussion with Entertainment Tonight, telling the show’s hosts, “Ninety-nine percent of the stuff in the tabloids is made up … the bottom line is, we sell magazines.”
Bruce’s sons, Brody and Brandon, have been similarly supportive of their dad throughout the speculation. “The boys don’t think their father is trying to become a woman and simply laugh at rumors,” says a source close to the reality stars, who adds that Brandon and Brody chalk his recent procedure up to his relentless pursuit of physical perfection. “Kris always encouraged Bruce to have his face nipped and tucked. He has had plastic surgery to remove excess fat above his eyelids. The Adam’s apple surgery is just following in that pattern.”
Do you think Bruce’s recent procedure is strictly cosmetic?