Lamar Odom may not be on the best terms with the Kardashian clan at the moment, but that won’t stop the former NBA player from standing up for his former father-in-law, Bruce Jenner.

As rumors swirl about Bruce’s alleged decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery, Lamar is coming to the defense of the 64-year-old Olympian, who reportedly underwent a laryngeal shave recently to soften the appearance of his Adam’s apple.

Bruce hasn’t told Lamar he wants to be a woman,” a Kardashian insider tells HollywoodLife. “Lamar encourages Bruce to stay true to whoever he is and or wants to be. He did tell him that living with that family and being with Kris Jenner was all about perfection and how surgery is a normal thing in her eyes.”

The source adds that Bruce’s recent visit to the surgeon isn’t the first step toward transitioning to become a woman.

“I’ve known him for more than five years and I’ve never, ever seen him do or say anything that would make me think he wants to be a woman,” says a friend of the reality star.

While he may have the support of his family and friends, Bruce says he doesn’t need it, citing his own perfectionism as the motivation behind his many trips under the knife. “I just have never liked my trachea,” says the star.

Source: HollywoodLife