After Vanity Fair published photos of Caitlyn Jenner, “formerly known as Bruce,” on Monday, one of Barack Obama’s senior advisors tweeted out a message of support to the 65-year-old.
Valerie Jarrett told Caitlyn Jenner “nice to meet you” and said his choice to transition into a woman was a brave one. Jarrett quoted one of Jenner’s tweets where he said he was happy to be living as his “true self.”
Nice to meet you, @Caitlyn_Jenner. The brave choice to live as your authentic self is a powerful example to so many. https://t.co/Hbh3atbUOy
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) June 1, 2015
A string of other notables also tweeted out messages of support to Jenner. (PHOTOS: Here’s Your First Look At Bruce Jenner As A Woman)
I'm proud of you, @Caitlyn_Jenner! The world loves you already. #CallMeCaitlyn #CaitlynJenner
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) June 1, 2015
The women's empowerment space got a brave new voice in @Caitlyn_Jenner. Embrace your true self. https://t.co/VXNsuUvw4m
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) June 1, 2015
My hope for the world is that we can all be as brave as @Caitlyn_Jenner. pic.twitter.com/WlJmAjv4iv
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 1, 2015
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 1, 2015
I just want Caitlyn Jenner to take me out and teach me how to drive a stick shift in heels.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 1, 2015