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Bruce Jenner is 'happier than ever and the belle of the ball'

May 28, 2015
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Bruce Jenner has found peace since opening up to the world about his transition and it shows, according to close family friend Jonathan Cheban. "I heard he's really happier than ever and just … the belle of the ball!" he told Us Weekly.

Jonathan, a restaurateur and publicist, is best friends with Kim Kardashian and often appears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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Bruce Jenner has received an outpouring of support from friends, family and fans

Speaking in New York, the reality queen's pal also recalled when he began to suspect that the former Olympian had a secret. People were asking Jonathan what was happening with Bruce so he had a chat with Kim during a skiing trip with the Kardashians.

"I was like, I can't lie to my mom anymore 'cause it's weird. Pictures of Bruce with nail polish on. I just didn't know what to say."

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Now, of course Kim's stepfather has told fans in an emotional interview that he is transgender.

While the journey has been difficult for his children, especially his youngest Kylie and Kendall and stepchildren, there have also been some funny and touching moments. For example, it's been revealed that Bruce does his own pink pedicure and that he asked Kim to be his stylist.

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Kim's best friend Jonathan Cheban said Bruce's transition is going well

She didn't beat about the bush, telling him she expected him to be "chic-er" and "Neon has to go".

The results of the impromptu consultation were good, with Bruce looking wonderful as a woman. "It was amazing and she looked beautiful, really beautiful," Kim said. "She was dressed up, beautiful make-up, beautiful hair, very, very beautiful and very comfortable."

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