“We just have to get used to our new normal.”
So says Kim Kardashian West in the March 15 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the E! family soap opera that just kicked off its 10th season. She was referring to the divorce of her mother, Kris Jenner, and stepfather, Bruce Jenner, after 23 years of marriage. But as is nearly always the case with the show, there is far more to the “reality” of the situation than what is captured by cameras.
Consider that Bruce himself used the same phrase to describe the adjustment his 10 children and stepchildren are making since he shared the deeply personal truth he has been hiding for more than 50 years: He is transgender. Except that when the former Olympian said it, according to someone who has spent time with him lately, “he kind of joked, ‘This is really a new normal.’ ”
There is no question that’s true. In the nearly two months since Jenner, 65, made headlines around the world with the news that he is transitioning from male to female, multiple sources tell PEOPLE, his kids have been supportive, even as there has been considerable hurt on both sides surrounding the famed decathlete’s life-changing decision.