Patricia Arquette thinks Bruce Jenner is 'so brave'

Patricia Arquette thinks Bruce Jenner is "so brave" and praised him for being a great role model amid reports he is in the process of transitioning into a woman.

Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette thinks Bruce Jenner is "so brave."

The 'Boyhood' actress has voiced her support for the 65-year-old former Olympian amid reports he is in the process of transitioning into a woman, and praised him for being a great role model.

The 46-year-old Oscar nominee, whose sister Alexis is transgender, said: "If Ms. Jenner is transitioning, I give all my support to her and love and appreciate everything she has given to America and her bravery, because she is fighting a fight for a lot of kids that are being kicked out of their own homes - society turns their back on these kids. It's really brutal."

The actress credits Alexis for teaching her "so much about love and acceptance."

She told the 'Meredith Vieira Show': "It's a very difficult thing to be transgender, especially 20 years ago when Alexis started ... You have to be so brave to live this truth of who you are.

"I didn't exactly understand it. But our father had died, our mother had died. I'd lost two people I loved. I said, 'I don't care what package you're comfortable in, I love and accept you. I am glad you are here on earth. I want to be with you, spend time with you.' It doesn't matter."

'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star has yet to confirm or deny reports he is transitioning from male to female, but is filming a new docuseries for E! about his "journey."

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