Bruce Jenner has been making headlines his entire life. In the '70s he was in the spotlight for his incredible athletic ability, which led him to win Olympic gold in 1976 and land on the front of Wheaties boxes across America in 1977. In the '80s he took on a different kind of sport as a professional race car driver and tried his hand at acting in numerous television series. By the early '90s Bruce had married his third wife, Kris Kardashian, who would later thrust him back onto TV screens with Keeping Up With the Kardashians' 2007 debut. Now, the man who's been a household name for nearly 40 years is grabbing attention for his transition into a woman.
Bruce finally spoke out about what he's been going through during an honest, inspiring, and eye-opening interview special with Diane Sawyer that aired on April 24. His confirmation that he "is a woman" was met with overwhelming support from his ex-wives, his children, celebrities, and viewers — nearly 17 million of whom tuned in. As Bruce begins the next chapter of his impressive life, let's take a look back at his journey.