Kim Kardashian’s stepfather, former Olympian Bruce Jenner, is reportedly preparing to open up about his decision to transition into life as a woman in a candid TV chat with revered newswoman Diane Sawyer.
The retired athlete, who won gold in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, is in the process of finalising a deal for the interview special with bosses at the ABC news network, according to Buzzfeed.
The New York Post reports filming is due to begin this week, with the TV chat expected to air in May.
Jenner has been at the center of tabloid speculation for months after showing off a more feminine style following his split from Kardashian family matriarch, Kris Jenner, in 2013.
Their divorce was granted in December, officially putting an end to a 22-year marriage.
Bruce Jenner has yet to comment on the rumors he’s transitioning, but Kim Kardashian fuelled reports of his lifestyle change last week, when she was quizzed about the gossip.
She carefully stated, “I will say that I think Bruce should tell his story his way. I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he’ll share whenever the time is right… I think Bruce is very happy, the happiest I’ve ever seen him.”
“He’s our dad, so we support him no matter what. And I think when the time is right, he’ll talk about whatever he wants to talk about… I feel like that’s his journey to talk about.”
Jenner, 65, was previously wed twice before – to Chrystie Crownover in the 1970s and actress Linda Thompson in the 1980s. He has six biological children from his three marriages, including model Kendall Jenner and her younger sister Kylie, who appear alongside him and his latest ex, Kris, on family reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians.