While everyone else seems to have an opinion on Bruce Jenner and his rumored transition from male to female, the Kardashian-Jenner clan has remained protectively quiet until now.
Over the weekend, Kendall Jenner spoke for the first time about what her father’s going through. She told Us Weekly:
“I love my dad. He’s always been there for me and my sisters. He’s a wonderful man. And just because he’s changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn’t make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he’s a man or a woman.”
An appropriately sweet sentiment from daughter to father, and the 19-year-old model even managed to work in a shoe analogy.
Update: Last night, via Twitter, Jenner denied ever speaking to Us Weekly and said the quote was entirely fabricated:
Update: As of this afternoon, US Weekly has posted a retraction and apology, stating they could not verify the “veracity” of the interview conducted by an “independent freelance journalist.” Full text below:
On Wednesday, March 18, Us Weekly published on UsMagazine.com an interview with model and reality star Kendall Jenner entitled “Kendall Jenner Breaks Silence on Bruce Jenner’s Transition: ‘I Will Always Love My Dad.’” The interview was allegedly conducted by an independent freelance journalist at the Saturday, March 14, taping of Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. When Ms. Jenner denied, via Twitter, that the interview took place, Us Weekly immediately reached out to the freelance reporter. He stood by the interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes are accurate. However, after attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of Us have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.