Celebrities React To Bruce Jenner Coming Out As Transgender

Celebrities React To Bruce Jenner's Diane Sawyer Interview

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night, Bruce Jenner came out as transgender. "I'm me. I'm a person. This is who I am. I'm not stuck in anybody's body. My brain is much more female than male," Jenner said. "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman."

Almost immediately, celebrity support poured in via social media:

Worlds Greatest Athlete ❤️❤️❤️

— Khloé (@khloekardashian) April 25, 2015

Understandingly, this has been very hard for me. You will hear what I have to say when I'm ready to but...

— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 25, 2015

..this isn't about me. I'm so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful Hero.

— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 25, 2015

so very proud of you, my hero.

— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) April 25, 2015

Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero.

— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) April 25, 2015

#BruceJennerABC Now that is bravery.❤️

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 25, 2015

We have the chance to write this moment in history together. Let's empower people like Bruce all over the world by being loving & not mean.💗

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 24, 2015

Mazel Tov to #BruceJenner - very very brave!!!

— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 24, 2015

Hopefully Republicans will embrace Bruce as he has embraced them!

— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 25, 2015

nevertheless this is mind blowing. a revelation. and necessary and overdue. this is astonishingly brave. #BruceJenner.

— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 24, 2015

#BruceJenner we learn from you to be courageous, funny and to be our authentic self. With love and Go For It!

— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 24, 2015

Watching #BruceJenner braking stereotypes! #BruceJennerInterview

— Zac Posen (@Zac_Posen) April 24, 2015

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. #BruceJenner #Brave

— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) April 25, 2015

I was proud of Bruce Jenner in Montreal and I'm proud of him tonight. Some have to fight more than the rest of us for their happiness.

— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) April 25, 2015

bruce jenner - just beautiful in every way - thank u for ur courage #inspiring

— Rosie (@Rosie) April 25, 2015

I know how difficult it is to come out but how much worse it is to live a lie. TY, Bruce for being so brave #BruceJennerABC

— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) April 25, 2015

Just finished watching the #BruceJennerInterview with the family. Bruzer, I'm soooo proud of you! Dads really are heros ❤️

— Khloé (@khloekardashian) April 25, 2015

💖💖💖💖💖💖I LOOOOVE LOOOVE LOOOVE Bruce Jenner!!!!!!! 💖💖💖💖💖💖

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 25, 2015

Bruce Jenner is a beautiful, brave human being. Sending him lots of love. He's saving lives and opening minds tonight.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 25, 2015

I'm glad he has supportive, loving children to help him through.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 25, 2015

.@DianeSawyer did an absolutely incredible job.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 25, 2015

#BruceJennerABC confirms this truth: No matter our age/path, we're all searching for authenticity, identity, acceptance & (self-)love.

— Janet Mock (@janetmock) April 25, 2015

Absolutely flawed at how courageous and brave Bruce Jenner is. So inspiring and so powerful. Shame on anyone who dare judge x

— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) April 25, 2015

"All of us deserve the right to be loved for who we are ". Bravo #BruceJenner

— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 25, 2015

Proud son.

A photo posted by Brandon Jenner (@brandontjenner) on

Earlier on Friday, Kim Kardashian told Us Weekly: "We're going to watch the special together as a family and that's pretty much all I'll say about that today. I'll let the special come out and speak for itself."

Jenner's kids Brandon and Kylie took to social media ahead of the televised special to show their love and support for their father.

Note: Though Jenner has come out as “for all intents and purposes a woman,” he has not yet indicated that he would like to be known by a new name or female pronouns, so this story uses male pronouns.

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