Bruce Jenner supported on social media by Kardashians, other celebrities
'Couldn't be a more proud daughter,' writes Jenner's stepdaughter Kourtney on Twitter
Bruce Jenner's family joined other celebrities and entertainment personalities on social media congratulating the former Olympic champion for announcing publicly, "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman."
In a long-awaited interview, which as televised Friday with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Jenner said he has always been confused about his gender identity. Early in the interview, Jenner took out his ponytail to let his long hair flow behind him.
Jenner's family, the omnipresent Kardashians, voiced their support on social media, where their audience includes millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.
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.—@KrisJenner
..this isn't about me. I'm so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful Hero.—@KylieJenner
so very proud of you, my hero.—@KendallJenner
Your honesty has opened the doors for others to be courageous and live an authentic life! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/respect?src=hash">#respect</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hero?src=hash">#hero</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/family?src=hash">#family</a> <a href="http://t.co/SNhN8pgrh5">pic.twitter.com/SNhN8pgrh5</a>—@KimKardashian
Just finished watching the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BruceJennerInterview?src=hash">#BruceJennerInterview</a> with the family. Bruzer, I'm soooo proud of you! Dads really are heros ❤️—@khloekardashian
Couldn't be a more proud daughter. With courage and bravery, let's change the world. I am honored to stand by Bruce's side and support him.—@kourtneykardash
Other actors, celebrities and members of Hollywood elite added their congratulations and support to Jenner, including Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres and transgender actor Laverne Cox.
Sending lots of love and support to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BruceJenner?src=hash">#BruceJenner</a> and their family tonight. It is always brave to stand in one's truth. Congrats darling.—@Lavernecox
"All of us deserve the right to be loved for who we are ". Bravo <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BruceJenner?src=hash">#BruceJenner</a>—@Oprah
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.��—@ladygaga
I've interviewed <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BruceJenner?src=hash">#BruceJenner</a> many times, and I'm in his corner. I support him & offer my respect.—@kingsthings
Bruce Jenner is a beautiful, brave human being. Sending him lots of love. He's saving lives and opening minds tonight.—@TheEllenShow
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.—@RobLowe
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BruceJenner?src=hash">#BruceJenner</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Brave?src=hash">#Brave</a>—@jimmyfallon
bruce jenner is beautiful�� we all need to commit to making this world a more loving, supportive, SAFE /non judgemental place to be ourselves—@ArianaGrande
Absolutely flawed at how courageous and brave Bruce Jenner is. So inspiring and so powerful. Shame on anyone who dare judge x—@samsmithworld