Bruce Jenner was born in Mount Kisco, New York and grew up in Newtown, Connecticut and Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Jenner is a Christian. He certainly doesn’t talk about religion as much as his wife, Kris Jenner, or his step-daughters, Kim and Khloe Kardashian. But his association with them, for one, indicates at the very least, a tolerance for a seriously religious life.

But some evidence suggests that Bruce himself is quite religious. He was regularly spotted with his wife at their former non-denominational Christian church, Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California.1 Now, he joins her at the church she (and presumably he as well) help to fund, the Life Change Community Church, also a non-denominational Christian congregation.2

Plus, Bruce occasionally peddles his inspirational stories about dyslexia and Olympic medals at Christian churches across the U.S.3 But, he’s a quiet Christian celebrity. He doesn’t make a point to bring up his faith and he’s not out there looking for converts.

Not-so-patriotic Republicanism

Jenner is a Republican.4 We know this from a somewhat provocative quote from his stepdaughter Kim, who said:

My household is really split up. The parents are Republicans and the children are Democrats. So, it’s like a political warfare in our household when we talk about politics.5

This was confirmed by his wife, who said that she and Bruce are “complete Republicans” and every TV in their house is regularly tuned to Fox News.6 For his part, during the 2012 election cycle, Jenner spoke at an event for young Republicans in Florida.7

But his political preferences didn’t translate into patriotism when he was winning Olympic gold medals. He said:

Waving the flag at the 1976 Olympics wasn’t my idea. It was too much apple pie and ice cream. Not that I don’t love my country, but I felt it was my victory up there, I put all the time into it.8

Don’t want that pesky nationalism taking credit for your hard work!

But no political financial donations to be found, and like his religious beliefs, Jenner is a relatively quiet celebrity.

  1. New ministry to focus on second chances–for pastor too. Ventura County Star. []
  2. New ministry to focus on second chances–for pastor too. Ventura County Star. []
  3. Twin Falls YMCA Lands Jenner for Speaking Gig. Magic Valley. []
  4. Bruce Jenner – Biography. IMDb. []
  5. Kim Kardashian says there’s ‘political warfare’ in her house, parents are Republicans. YouTube. []
  6. And We’re Back. Smash Gods. []
  7. Miss California, Bruce Jenner Speaking at Florida Republican Youth Event. Miami New Times. []
  8. Bruce Jenner Quotes. Brainy Quote. []