Kanye West helped Kim Kardashian West understand Bruce Jenner's gender transition.

Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West

The 65-year-old Olympian - who confirmed last night (24.04.15) he had transitioned into a woman - recalled the conversation the 'Bound 2' rapper had with his wife, which he says helped Kim come to terms with his transition.

He said: "They were talking about it and [Kanye] says to Kim, 'Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, and I have that. But I'm nothing if I can't be me. If I can't be true to myself, they don't mean anything.'

"Since then, Kimberly has been by far the most accepting, and the easiest to talk to about it."

Bruce - who declined to reveal what his new name would now be - decided to tell his son Brandon first about the gender transition.

Speaking to ABC's Diane Sawyer, the 33-year-old actor said: "I saw a sense of bravery that, for all of your previous accomplishments, I think far exceeds all of them."

Since the interview has aired, Bruce's family has taken to social media to show their support for the star.

His former wife Kris Jenner wrote: "Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero. (sic)"

His daughter Kylie, 17, added: "Understandingly, this has been very hard for me. You will hear what I have to say when I'm ready to but this isn't about me. I'm so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful Hero. (sic)"

Whilst Kendall, 19, simply wrote: "I love you ... so very proud of you, my hero (sic)"

Bruce's stepdaughters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian also shared their views, with the 36-year-old television personality writing: "Couldn't be a more proud daughter. With courage and bravery, let's change the world. I am honored to stand by Bruce's side and support him. (sic)"

Whilst the youngest of the Kardashian sisters said, "Worlds Greatest Athlete (sic), before retweeting a message from Lady Gaga which said, "BruceJennerABC Now that is bravery. (sic)"