Kim Kardashian West is speaking out for the first time since her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, revealed he is transitioning to life as a woman.
If you recall, during the interview Bruce revealed that Kim & Kanye have actually been the ‘most accepting’ in the family.
“I’m really happy for him that he is living his life the way he wants to live it,” she told TODAY’s Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview on Monday. “And that he has found inner peace and just pure happiness. That’s what life is about.”
“I don’t know what life would be like if you always felt like you weren’t yourself,” Kardashian said. “As long as he is happy, and he wants to live his life, however he wants to live it, that just makes me happy. And I support him 100 percent.”
Kim says the family has turned therapy to help them all prepare for Bruce’s journey.
“I love having so many siblings and such a supportive mom because, you know, each family member might be dealing with this in a different way,” she told Matt. “But we have each other to go through this experience with. And I’m really grateful for that.”
According to Kim, Bruce has done a good job helping her to understand the transition…
“Bruce has always been really, really good at explaining everything to us,” she said. “And these have been newer feelings — not newer feelings for him, but for us to digest… He’s done a really good job at walking us through it.”
…as well as the correct pronouns to use when referring to Bruce.
“Until that transition is done, we’ve learned that you do refer to him as ‘him,'” Kim said.
Ultimately, Kim said that Jenner is ready, not only for his own transition, but to share his story with the world.
“I think he is ready for the challenge… and ready to help other people’s lives that might be going through the same things that he’s going through,” she said. “And that’s something that he’s really proud of and something that he is really ready to take on. And I’m really proud of him for that.”
Watch Kim’s interview below!