Bruce Jenner’s New Female Name Is NOT “Heather,” Despite Reports (EXCLUSIVE)

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By Minyvonne Burke


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Bruce Jenner’s new female name will NOT be “Heather,” despite reports. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this rumor. Jenner’s rep tells Gossip Cop exclusively there’s absolutely no truth to it.

A number of media outlets are speculating that Jenner may go by the name “Heather” once he makes his transition to a woman. The inaccurate reports stem from an essay Jenner’s ex-wife Linda Thompson wrote following his Diane Sawyer interview. In Thompson’s piece, she recalled a time many years ago when Jenner was considering “traveling out of the country to have gender-confirmation surgery.” Thompson said she asked Jenner what they would tell their sons Brandon and Brody, and the former Olympian suggested that he could possibly “reenter their lives as ‘Aunt Heather.'”

Many outlets quickly singled out Thompson’s quote and built false stories around it. “Linda may have accidentally revealed” Jenner’s new name, wrote the often unreliable HollywoodLife. And VH1’s woefully inaccurate show “Gossip Table” then manufactured a supposed “source” disclosing to its ill-informed panelists that Jenner will “reemerge as Heather.”

As Gossip Cop previously reported, there have been a number of untrue stories about the former athlete’s new female name. Earlier this month, Gossip Cop busted a report claiming Jenner wanted to change his name to Belinda. Now, we’re told there is absolutely no truth to reports that he wants to be called Heather. A rep for Jenner tells Gossip Cop exclusively that talk about Jenner going by the name of Heather is completely “WRONG.”

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