Zoey Tur has made history as Inside Edition‘s first transgender reporter.
This is a huge feat for her, because Zoey Tur used to be Bob Tur. Bob Tur was famous for reporting from a helicopter on O.J. Simpson’s police chase back in 1994.
The decision to transition came after his 2003 divorce from wife Marika Gerrard, and just in the nick of time.
Zoey Tur told People, “I was planning on suicide and I realized I had to face my fears. I decided I was going to give hormone replacement therapy a shot.”
Since she did, the depression left and Zoey Tur never gave Bob a second look.
While the hormone therapy made Zoey Tur exceedingly happy, and her son happy for her, Zoey’s daughter wasn’t as thrilled.
“My son was great, he told me, ‘I support your decision and if this will make you happy then I’m on board,'” Zoey Tur said.
She added, “But my daughter was shocked. She had a great deal of difficulty and we stopped talking for a long time.”
However, the night before her debut as an Inside Edition reporter, Zoey Tur’s daughter came around.
Tur said, “My daughter found out about it and sent me a nice note saying congrats on the job and told me that I look beautiful, which meant a lot.”
Zoey Tur isn’t the only transgender individual who is turning heads in Hollywood.
Bruce Jenner has reportedly finally told his family that he is ready to transition from a man to a woman.
Friends say the Kardashian and Jenner clan is taking it pretty well.
“They all came all around pretty quickly, but each of them had to process it in their own way,” A family insider told People. “All they want is for him to be happy.”
The source added, “Kim went to Kris and asked her how she felt. They had a very long conversation about it. Once Kim was satisfied that Kris was emotionally okay, she was able to give Bruce her unconditional support.”
It looks like the family is going to be behind Bruce Jenner 100 percent. However, the rest of the public is a little harder to win over.
Zoey Tur had some advice to pass on to Bruce Jenner about just how to handle that.
She said, “My advice is to be totally honest and transparent. Consider this a teaching moment to tell your own narrative. You’ve got to come out and stand up and be brave.”
What do you think of Zoey Tur’s advice?