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ABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) -- Ellen Pompeo gave Grey's Anatomy fans a hint at what her character, Dr. Meredith Grey, will deal with after the untimely death of her onscreen husband, Dr. Derek Shepherd, portrayed by Patrick Dempsey.

"I have always said what keeps me going is the fans. Knowing we move you and inspire you," she tweeted Monday. "There are so many people out there who have suffered tremendous loss and tragedy. Husbands and wives of soldiers, victims of senseless violence and parents who have lost children. People who get up each day and do what feels like is the impossible."

"So it [is] for these people and in the spirit of [resilience] I am honored and excited to tell the story of how Meredith goes on in the face of what feels like the impossible," Pompeo added.

She concluded, "I hope you will join me on her journey."

Dempsey's character on Grey's Anatomy was shockingly killed off the ABC series last Thursday. "McDreamy," as he was known to fans, was attempting to help victims of a car accident when his own vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer, causing him serious injury. Pompeo's Dr. Grey, ultimately decided to take him off life support. Dempsey had starred on Grey's Anatomy since its premiere in 2005.

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Ron Galella/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Even before Bruce Jenner became an Olympic champion, his first wife Chrystie Scott said, he told her early on during their marriage that he was struggling with being transgender and wanted to “be a woman.”

“It was such a shock to me, but he opened up his heart and confessed,” Scott said in an exclusive interview on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday. “[He said] he had to share this deep, dark secret and he told me he always wanted to be a woman and, understandably, I was speechless. I didn’t really know what to say.”

Jenner and Scott were married in 1972, and she was by his side as he took home the gold medal for the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Jenner was crowned an American hero during the Cold War, and afterwards, endorsement deals and appearance opportunities poured in. His likeness became a nationwide brand, and Jenner appeared in ads, movies and TV shows.

But it was during their first year of marriage, Scott said, that the former Olympian told her about his issues.

“I was really pleased that he shared that intimacy with me, that he trusted me with his deepest, darkest secret,” she said.

Bruce Jenner told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer during an exclusive interview, which aired in a special edition of 20/20 Friday, that Scott was probably “the first one to know” he was quietly struggling with gender identity. Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns during the interview and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

“I didn’t go heavily into it back then,” Jenner told Sawyer. “I said, ‘These are my issues. This is what I deal with.’ And they think I do a little cross dressing, I do a little of this, a little of that, you know, ‘It’s going to be fine; we’ll work all this stuff out.’”

Six years into their marriage, Jenner and Scott had their first child together, Burt. Scott was pregnant with their second child, Cassandra, when the couple separated. They divorced in 1981.

When asked if Jenner’s struggle with being transgender was what led to their divorce, Scott told Good Morning America that, “It was an underlying unrest and an underlying dissatisfaction of being married that led to our divorce.”

“His career as a decathlete was over,” she continued. “There were a lot of changes in his life that made him an unhappy guy right then, so that could have been a big factor. I don’t know. It wasn’t a thing that we explored because it didn’t seem like, it didn’t rear its ugly head.”

Scott said his issues were difficult for her to understand, at the time.

“It’s so hard to wrap your head around it, especially because he was such a manly man and he didn’t display any female style in any way,” she said. “He never indicated anything feminine in his demeanor. It was pretty hard to wrap my head around it, but it didn’t threaten me. It didn’t threaten our marriage. It wasn’t really a threat. It wasn’t a problem.”

Scott kept Jenner’s secret to herself for decades. She said she was very proud of Jenner for coming forward with his story and hopes he can serve as an inspiration to others.

“I’m sure there are plenty of people that don’t have the courage to come out at all, ever, and they live private, dark, tortured lives, and that’s tragic. That’s just tragic,” she said. “The fact that he did share it with me that first year, I felt like it was actually a gift that he gave to me, that he trusted me with something so intimate. I felt like I was in charge of something that I had to hold private and dear and quiet.”

Scott said she and the rest of Jenner’s family, including his children, their spouses, grandchildren and his second wife, Linda Thompson, gathered together to watch Sawyer’s two-hour interview with him at Scott and Jenner’s daughter Cassandra’s house, and that watching his journey through the years was “surreal.”

“I think it was cathartic to watch it together. I think it was cathartic to him,” she said. “ It was a good experience for all of us to go through together, to watch it together. After he left we talked about it together, the kids, how it felt to them. How it felt to me. How it felt to Linda. It was pretty intense.”

But Scott said it was hard for her to watch Jenner’s journey, knowing that he went through the triumphs of Olympic glory, then suffered from depression for years, before deciding to go through with his transition.

“Going back to the Olympics and seeing him as this manly man and, I must say, it was pretty great,” Scott said. “And then to see him go through this anguish. I know it’s been painful for him. I know it’s been a torment in his life.”

“It broke my heart,” she continued. “I reached over and tried to give him a little bit of comfort. It broke my heart for him. It was sad.”

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Tommaso Boddi/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Brad Pitt is often regarded as one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men.

So, when he appeared at an event over the weekend with a bruise on his face, many wondered what could have happened.

"This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip flops," he told People magazine. "Turns out if you then try to stop your forward momentum with your face, the result is road rash."

Pitt wasn't vain about hiding the injury, however. The event, a benefit for Austism Speaks, was too important to him to stay cooped up at home. "I was honored to be a part of this important event," he said.

The actor bid $23,000 for a Fender Stratocaster that was signed by all the performers, such as Stephen Stills and Neil Young.

 

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- After Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough injured both feet last week, ABC released a statement, saying it was "unclear" if he'd be able to perform on Monday night's episode with his partner, Nastia Liukin. Now, we have more clarity: Hough says he can't.

"Although I can sort of wobble around...I don't know, I can't dance," Hough said on a clip that aired on Monday's Good Morning America.

Hough also further explained his injuries, which he suffered while rehearsing for the 10th anniversary Dancing with the Stars special. 

"I kicked my foot really hard against a light; broke my toe. And as I was going to get ice for my toe, I rolled my ankle severely and sprained it," he said.

While Hough continues to recover, Liukin will perform with pro-dancer Sasha Farber for Monday night's Dancing with the Stars.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The 1980s were a painful time for some of Bruce Jenner's older children, who told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that their father, an Olympic icon and international celebrity, seemed to vanish during those years.

Three decades later, they finally understand why.

“We have a very complex relationship,” Jenner’s daughter, Cassandra Marino, told Sawyer. “He’s disappeared out of our lives, especially out of my life. So ... I’m looking forward to this next chapter.”

That next chapter emerged with Jenner embarking on a transition to life as a woman, which Jenner discussed in a two-hour interview with Sawyer during a special edition of 20/20 that aired Friday.

In previously unseen remarks from that interview, Jenner’s children discussed the pain that their father’s absence caused -- and how their relationships have since improved.

“Us missing, you know, a time of our lives is still probably the hardest thing for us to deal with,” Brandon Jenner said. “We’re trying not to look back. We’re just looking forward.”

Bruce Jenner admitted that he was too often absent from his children’s lives during the 1980s, a period of depression and isolation as he faced an identity crisis. During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

“The big formative years for them, I was really struggling with these issues,” Jenner said. “I talked to all the boys about this after the fact, that, yeah, I didn’t do a good job. And I apologized to my kids for that.”

Jenner’s children have a message: All is forgiven.

“In seeing him come out to me and explain his true self, I was more proud right there to carry the last name Jenner and to be part of the family than at any time before,” said Brandon Jenner.

Burt Jenner, the former Olympian’s first child, agreed.

“The one thing, I think, that we have gained that means more to us than anything is the honesty,” Burt Jenner said.

The Kardashian-Jenner posse, Bruce Jenner’s reality TV cohorts, expressed support on social media -- Kris and their two daughters, Kendall and Kylie, each called Jenner “my hero” on Twitter.

Khloe Kardashian deployed an old family nickname -- “Bruzer” -- in a tweet during the broadcast.

Kourtney Kardashian was also supportive. “Woke up with a smile on my face knowing this will change lives,” she wrote.

Jenner’s journey carries special resonance for the transgender community. Transgender model Arisce Wanzer told ABC News that Jenner’s declaration is a major flashpoint.

“This is huge. It is going to change TV, it is going to change people’s minds, it is going to change the fans’ minds, and everyone is going to have to open their minds,” Wanzer said.

Arin Andrews and Katie Rain Hill, both transgender authors, said this is just the beginning.

“This is going to help people," Hill said. "I know, right now, someone watched this special and it clicked. It suddenly made sense to them.”

“When it all comes down to it, we all bleed red, and we are all human, and we are all trying to be happy,” Andrews said.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a previously unseen exchange between ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and Bruce Jenner during an interview about his revelation that he considers himself a woman, the former Olympian likened his coming out to winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon.

“Actually, I thought of the title for a book is The Eleventh Event: Overcoming Life's Obstacles...because life is much more difficult than running a decathlon, I guarantee you,” he said in the exchange that aired for the first time Monday on Good Morning America.

When Sawyer followed up by adding, “But ultimately you win or lose from what's inside,” Jenner agreed.

“Everybody's got stuff,” said the 65-year-old father and grandfather. “Everybody's got their things that they've got to deal with. This happens to be my thing that I've dealt with my whole life. I'm trying to do something about it for the good, OK. And I don't think anybody could be critical about that. At least I hope not.”

Jenner’s admission has sparked a national conversation about gender. In another exchange that aired for the first time on GMA Monday, he recalled the early stages of his transition. He wasn’t yet ready to share his secret with the world but found himself besieged by paparazzi.

The changes to his face were apparent, Sawyer said.

“Yes, I gave [them] ammunition, OK,” Jenner said.

When Sawyer asked Jenner why, he replied: “Because I'm trying to live with myself ... trying to be myself.”

During the interview, which first aired on Friday, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has followed his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

For decades, Jenner’s ex-wives and sister kept the secret of his gender identity struggle as the only people who knew. The circle expanded recently when Jenner told his mother and his 10 children -- biological children Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, Brody, Kendall and Kylie, and stepchildren Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.

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ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars will showcase the past, the present and the future of dancing on Monday night's show.

The seven remaining couples will perform dances from different time periods, ranging from the 1920s to the present and beyond, as part of "Eras Night."

Riker Lynch will turn back the clock to the '20s for a quickstep with his pro partner, Allison Holker. Their main goal is to impress head judge Len Goodman.

Holker tells ABC Radio, "We gotta show Len that we are hearing him, we're working really hard. And I feel like I've said that every single week, and I'm really trying in rehearsals to give Len what he wants."

Lynch adds, "I want to be the first one that gets the 10 from Len."

Shark Tank
star Robert Herjavec and his partner, Kym Johnson, are at the bottom of the leader board entering the week, but they say they're excited about the '80s Argentine tango they have planned. Johnson says, "Thank goodness we have a slower song, which is really up our alley."

The couple with the highest overall score of the night will be granted immunity and will not be eligible for elimination. The other couples will compete in a dance-off to tack on extra points to their score.

Sharna Burgess says preparation for the dance-off won't leave much time for her and her celebrity partner, double amputee war vet Noah Galloway, to bicker with one another, as they have in the recent past. She declares, "We can't be worried about arguments on camera. This week it's about dancing for us and we have to make that happen."

Andy Grammer will serve as the musical guest, singing his current hit, "Honey, I'm Good."

Here's a rundown of the time-period dances the celebrities will perform:

  • Noah Galloway dancing '70s Jazz
  • Robert Herjavec dancing an '80s Argentine Tango
  • Nastia Liukin dancing a Modern Charleston
  • Riker Lynch dancing a '20s Quickstep
  • Willow Shields dancing a Futuristic Jazz
  • Chris Soules dancing a '40s Foxtrot
  • Rumer Willis dancing a '60s Jive

On Tuesday night, ABC will air Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special, featuring past and present cast members, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ended with a tie on Sunday night.

The top prize, outstanding drama series, was split between NBC's Days of Our Lives and CBS' The Young and the Restless.

Earlier in the night, Jeopardy! was named outstanding game show, while Craig Ferguson accepted the award for outstanding game show host for his work on the first-year program Celebrity Name Game.

Steve Harvey and The Ellen DeGeneres Show earned the prizes for outstanding talk show -- informative and outstanding talk show -- entertainment, respectively.

Betty White, 93, was recognized with a lifetime achievement award.

In a poignant moment, Melissa Rivers made an appearance as part of a tribute to her late mother, Joan Rivers.

The two hour-plus broadcast began with a pre-taped segment in which Ellen DeGeneres and Matt Lauer called a truce to their ongoing prank war. In the video, Lauer -- whose head was superimposed on a sexy man's body at one point -- agreed to donate a thousand dollars to charity every time a winner thanked him during his or her acceptance speech. Several winners complied throughout the night.

Tyra Banks hosted the ceremony live from Burbank, California, on the Pop network.

You can browse a complete list of winners at EmmyOnline.com. Here's a look at select categories:

Outstanding Drama Series

Tie: Days of Our Lives, NBC, and The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Culinary Program

Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, Food Network

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!, syndicated

Outstanding Morning Program

CBS Sunday Morning, CBS

Outstanding Talk Show / Informative

Steve Harvey, syndicated

Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment

The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated

Outstanding Entertainment News Program

Entertainment Tonight, CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Maura West, as Ava Jerome, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Anthony Geary, as Luke Spencer, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Amelia Heinle, as Victoria Newman, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Chad Duell, as Michael Corinthos, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Game Show Host

Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game, syndicated

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, Michael Symon, The Chew, ABC

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Live! with Kelly and Michael, syndicated

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Michael Tullberg/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In an interview with the website Close-Up Film, Daredevil star Charlie Cox admits while he hadn't read any comics before he was cast as blind lawyer/superhero vigilante Matt Murdock, he's now a voracious fan of the hero's "incredible back-catalogue."

Cox explained it was important that the just-released Netflix show -- which has just been renewed for a second season -- worked for both die-hard fans and, "an audience that didn't necessarily grow up on comics and superhero films," who can still appreciate it as a crime drama.

The actor enthused, "I love this show and I love being on it and I was so impressed with the execution and the resolve of the creators is a bonus, and the fact that it's been well received obviously makes you feel very good."

Cox is looking forward to season 2 -- and maybe a big screen bow of his "Man Without Fear" alongside the other Avengers. "It'd be great. I've read [the] Civil War [comic series]...I know [Daredevil's] in there but I think I missed the boat on [Captain America: Civil War] because they're filming that [now]. That 2016 Marvel Studios film pits Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man against Chris Evans' Captain America, and features a slew of heroes on both sides, including Spider-Man.

However, Cox, like Murdock, is keeping his ears open. "It's in my contract that if they want me to do it, I'm there, and I would love that. That would be an extension of the dream, but I'm a pretty happy customer at this point, to get to do the series again."

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — The latest sneak peek of Jared Leto as the Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad had social media buzzing on Friday.

Director David Ayer tweeted a photo of Leto's Joker in celebration of the 75th birthday of the Batman villain.

Leto sports the Joker's trademark green hair, but he also has grills on his teeth and tattoos on his forehead, arms, chest and stomach.

It's a noticeable departure from Heath Ledger's version of the Joker in The Dark Knight.

In Suicide Squad, a number of DC's signature supervillains are brought together for a secret government operation. It will also star Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis.

Suicide Squad will open Aug. 5, 2016.

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Universal(NEW YORK) -- At the box office this weekend, Furious 7 dominated yet again.

For a fourth straight week, Furious 7 took the top spot, taking in $18.3 million.

The last time a film was on top for that long was the Hunger Games three years ago. It’s expected that Furious 7’s reign will finally come to an end as the Avengers sequel opens next week.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 which opened last weekend, finished in second place around $3 million behind Furious 7.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Furious 7: $18.25 million
2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2: $15.50 million
3. The Age of Adaline: $13.37 million
4. Home: $8.3 million
5. Unfriended: $6.24 million
6. Ex Machina: $5.44 million
7. The Longest Ride: $4.36 million
8. Get Hard: $3.90 million
9. Monkey Kingdom: $3.55 million
10. Woman in Gold: $3.50 million

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Adam Olszewski/NBC(WASHINGTON) -- Arguably the best part of the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner isn't the president becoming Comedian-in-Chief for the night -- but the odd couple pairings of Hollywood stars hanging with political power players and media heavy hitters.

This year's "Nerd Prom" was no exception, producing a bevy of interesting moments.

Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright -- The star of Madam Secretary meets her real life counterpart, former Secretary of State Albright.

 

The 101st @WhiteHouse Correspondents Dinner is tonight #WHCD #NerdProm Your press pass awaits https://t.co/vps1sb7gLN pic.twitter.com/70N8AibAQv

— Twitter Government (@gov) April 25, 2015



Katie Couric and Justice Antonin Scalia -- The Yahoo News Global Anchor sipped a drink while taking a moment with the SCOTUS judge.

 

 

With Justice Scalia at the #yahooabcparty #whcd pic.twitter.com/o5GGiRcKLy

— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) April 25, 2015



Sophie Turner and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee
-- Game of Thrones royalty Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, smiles with ball cap wearing Cohen on the red carpet.

 

 

Congressman Steve Cohen goes "Game of Thrones" pic.twitter.com/Fohu2sRMAr

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Donald Trump and Melania Trump
-- The sometimes-politician Trump told ABC's T.J. Holmes that "stranger things have happened," when asked about him possibly hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner as POTUS in the future.

 

 

"Stranger things have happened" @realDonaldTrump to @tjholmes about possibly hosting the #WHCD as POTUS in the future pic.twitter.com/KRT6KkLuff

— Alisa Wiersema (@alisawiersema) April 25, 2015

 

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner sat down for a far-ranging two-hour interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday on ABC’s 20/20.

Here are the 12 biggest moments from that interview:

1. Bruce Jenner: 'I’m a Woman’

“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner said. “People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part of me.”

2. Bruce Jenner Say This is Not a Publicity Stunt


“We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing, and if the whole Kardashian show gave me a foothold into that world, to be able to go out there and do something good, I got not problem with that,” Jenner said.

3. Bruce Jenner Remembers First Time He Wore a Dress


“I marked the closet so when I put it back I could put it all back, everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught,” Jenner said. "And, at the time, I didn’t know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good."

4. Who Was the First Person Jenner Told?

"I said ‘these are my issues. This is what I deal with.’ And they think I do a little cross dressing, I do a little of this, a little of that, you know, 'it’s going to be fine, we’ll work all this stuff out,’” Jenner said.

5. Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m Not Gay’

“No, I’m not gay. I am not gay, I am, as far as I know, heterosexual,” Jenner said.

6. Bruce Jenner Took Female Hormones in the 1980s


“I did it almost five years,” Jenner said.

7. Bruce Jenner: ‘I Had The Story’


“I had the story,” he continued. “We had done 425 episodes I think, over almost eight years, and the entire run I kept thinking to myself, ‘oh my god, this whole thing.’ The one real true story in the family was the one I was hiding and nobody knew about it.”

8. Bruce Jenner Was Terrified To Tell His Kids

“Those are the ones I’m concerned with and the only ones I don’t—I can’t allow, I can’t let myself hurt them,” Jenner said.

9. Brandon Jenner ‘More Proud Than Ever’ of His Father

“I saw a sense of bravery that is, for all your previous accomplishments, I think far exceeds all of them,” Brandon Jenner told his father during an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer. “I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family.”

10. Bruce Jenner: Kim Kardashian ‘Caught Me One Time’ in a Dress

“Kim caught me one time, walked in,” Bruce Jenner said. “She kind of walked out and jumped in the car and went for a ride, and I tried to call her and said, ‘hey, are you OK?’ ... it was like this big secret in the family and we never talked about it again.”

11. Bruce Jenner on Kanye West’s Reaction

“Kim told me a story,” Jenner said. “She goes, ‘you know what really turned me around on thinking about this?’ I said, ‘what?’ She goes, ‘Kanye.’ I went, ‘oh, OK.’ … they were talking about it, and he says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me.’”

12. Bruce Jenner’s Plan for Becoming 'Her'


Jenner talks about what's next for him in his process.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner spoke for the first time about how he is ready to put a lifetime struggle with gender identity behind him -- embrace being transgender and live the rest of his life as a woman.

“I’m actually really excited about the future ... about what I could do to be able to do some real good in the world, so I’m actually, for the first time in my life, looking forward to the future,” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a two-hour special edition of ABC News’ 20/20.

During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

Jenner said he was excited and nervous about the transition that is already underway.

“Some people will get it, some people won’t get it, it’s OK,” Jenner said. “It’s going to take a lot of guts the next few months to go through this, especially just doing it publicly.”

Jenner has long hair again and is taking female hormones, saying “just kind of takes the edge off.”

In regards to full surgery, the transgender community asks that everyone respect others’ privacy and to steer away, but Jenner was open to taking about his decision in his interview with Sawyer, saying he has not decided anything yet and “Those things are all things that are out in the future for me to explore.”

Though any steps forward would include at least a year living as a woman as well as references, and even though Jenner said he already has those referrals.

Jenner showed Sawyer a closet of women’s clothes and told her how he hosts “girls' nights” at home with the curtains drawn. Jenner also plans to change his gender identity on his driver’s license.

Jenner has received love and support from family and friends, who said it will be an adjustment.

“I asked him, you know, ‘What do you want us to call you?’” said Jenner’s oldest daughter, Cassandra Marino. “And he just interrupted me and just said, ‘I’m Dad. You know, you can call me dad… I will always be your dad.’ And that was just a huge relief.”

Brody Jenner said: “I think all the traits that I loved about Bruce, she still has."

Complete Coverage: Bruce Jenner -- The Interview

ABC News reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment.

Jenner’s fashion style will be more “conservative” than his famous stepdaughter Kim Kardashian, and he said he will change his name, though he joked that his new moniker will not start with a “K.”

A perfect day, Jenner said, would be to have just “an ordinary day that she can go out and enjoy herself, and not have any lies, have a great lunch, ... not being harassed by people, being accepted by society.”

“I just like blending in,” Jenner added. “That’s all I want to do is just blend in.”

As for getting married again, now that this path of transition has started, Jenner isn’t sure.

“I can’t even figure that side of it out,” Jenner said. “I just want to have a free soul, and have a lot of great friends.”

“I’m going to learn a lot in the next year,” Jenner added. “2015 is going to be quite a ride."


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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For years, Bruce Jenner’s relationships with his famous children have been documented for the reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Recently, however, their typically breezy conversations took a decidedly more personal turn, when the former Olympian opened up to them about his gender transition.

“I tried to explain to them that. ... ‘As much of your upbringing was her much as it was the he side, that I will always be there. I’m not going anywhere,’” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special edition of 20/20.

During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.”

Still, Jenner’s openness was met by his kids with tears, concern and love. There were also questions, including, ‘Should we still call you ‘Dad’?”

"Those are the only ones I’m concerned with and… I can’t let myself hurt them,” Jenner said.

Jenner has six biological children: Burt and Cassandra with his first wife Chrystie Scott, Brandon and Brody with his second wife Linda Thompson, and Kendall and Kylie with his third wife Kris Jenner. Jenner also played an integral role in raising Kris’s four children from her first marriage, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert Kardashian.

Each had a different reaction:

Burt:
Jenner’s eldest was supportive, but he also admitted that he’s struggled with the news. “It’s hard for me. He’s always answered his phone, you know, ‘What are you doin’ big guy?’ ‘Well, nothin’ big guy!’” he said. “And now, you know, do I ever-- would you ever call a female ‘big guy’? No you would not.”

Cassandra: Cassandra met her father’s admission with concern. Worried that she was losing the parent she knew, she felt “huge relief” when Jenner said that she should still call him “dad.” “Dad said… ‘It’s not that I’m trying to dress up like a woman. It’s that I’ve spent my whole life dressing like a man,’” she recalled. “I just held his hand and I cried with him and I just told him how proud of him I was and how inspired I was.”

Brandon: Brandon, Jenner’s third-born and an expectant father himself, was the first child Jenner told that he was struggling with gender identity.

“Brandon is kind of like our little Gandhi,” Jenner explained. “He’s got this soul that’s just wonderful.”

Brandon understands the transition might not be “easy,” and he and his siblings are rallying around their dad. “There’s a thread throughout his whole life of, you know, a life that he was longing to live, really. And, you know, when you’re that close with somebody, you see little clues, you know, no matter what,” he said. “I feel like I’m getting an upgraded version of my dad, of a parent.”

“I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family,” Brandon said.

Brody: Jenner admitted that he wasn’t always a very attentive father, especially in the years when he was struggling most with his gender identity, which is when Brody was a young child. Brody, his fourth child, took that especially hard. Having this conversation, Brody said, really helped him better understand what was going on during those years. “The first thing I thought was just like, 'It finally makes sense,’” he said.

Kendall and Kylie: Jenner’s youngest two actually caught their father trying on in a dress well before he talked to them about his gender transition. “They had their computer on that security mode, so any time someone walked in the room, the camera turned on because Kendall thought Kylie was stealing clothes from her,” Jenner explained. “They came home and turned on their computer and ‘oh my God.’” However, the Olympian’s discussion about the transition was still a tearful one. “They are very protective of me,” Jenner explained. “They don’t want anybody to hurt dad."

In a joint statement to ABC News, Kendall and Kylie Jenner said, “We love our dad very much as he is an amazing father. We couldn’t ask for a better dad. He has the biggest heart and all we want for him is to be happy. If he’s happy, we’re happy.”

The Kardashians: Kim, who also once caught Jenner in a dress, was the first of the Kardashian children to know. After she initially brushed him off, the reality TV star became much more understanding after her husband, Kanye West, discussed with her the importance of being true to one’s self.

“They were talking about it and he says to Kim, ‘Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world. I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me ... if I can’t be true to myself they don’t mean anything,’ … and since then, Kimberly has been by far the most accepting, and the easiest to talk to,” Jenner said.

She’s also encouraged Jenner to really embrace his new image. “[She said], ‘Girl, you gotta rock it baby. You gotta look good! If you’re doing this thing, I’m helping you. You’re representing the family. You gotta look really good,’” Jenner said.

Also in Jenner’s camp is Kourtney, though she did have questions about what to tell her three small children about Jenner’s new life.

And of all the Kardashians, Khloe has had the toughest time with Jenner’s transition. “She’s had a lot of losses in her life,” he said, citing the death of Khloe’s father and the breakup of her marriage. “She feels likes there’s this massive… ‘my whole life is falling apart,’ you know, ‘it’s my dad,’ and I try to explain… but I’m not going anywhere. I’m still going to be there for you."

When reached by ABC News for this report, Kim Kardashian declined to comment. Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian did not respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.

ABC News also reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment.

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