Bruce Jenner is back in the public eye.
Before your jaw drops at the possibility that the Olympic gold medalist may have backtracked, be forewarned: This Bruce Jenner is not the transgender athlete who is now known as Caitlyn. Caitlyn Jenner is still very much around.
This Bruce Jenner was formerly Mark Behar, an actor and bodyguard who legally had his name changed in order to preserve the “heterosexual roots” of Jenner’s original name, according to a statement from his publicist, Tom Madden.
“We’re representing Mark who is now legally Bruce so the famous Bruce Jenner name will return to its heterosexual roots where our client believes it belongs instead of hanging around out with the likes of the Kardashians and getting into car accidents as Caitlyn,” Madden was quoted saying in a press release from TransMedia Group, the PR firm representing the former Behar.
The new Jenner said he thinks “keeping the name Bruce Jenner alive and well is a big story,” according to the firm.
Maybe they can start dating when Caitlyn Jenner actually becomes a woman.