Bruce Jenner transitioning came as a surprise to Kathie Lee Gifford, but Kris Jenner's longtime BFF has nothing but love for the Olympic gold medalist.
(At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.)
Monday on NBC's Today, the daytime host admitted that despite being "dear, close friends" with the Jenners for many years, she was "shocked" when Bruce recently told her about transitioning. "I never saw this coming," she said. "I talked with Bruce last week, and nothing that I said or he said to me will be revealed, but I'm glad that we did have a long talk because he was prepared for everything he was going to say and even more, and I'm grateful for that."