A spokesperson for retired Olympic gold medalist and reality television star Caitlyn Jenner, formally known as Bruce, is denying rumors that surfaced earlier this week claiming that she is experiencing "sex change regret" and that she wants to become a man again.
Celebrity biographer Ian Halperin, who is the author of a new tell-all book about the Kardashian family titled Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family, told the Hollywood news outlet The Wrap on Wednesday that life has not been easy for Jenner, who began transitioning last year.
Halperin explained that sources close to the family told him that Jenner had been miserable for months and he thinks that it is possible that Jenner with de-transition sometime in the next few years.
"One source confirmed to me Caitlyn has made whispers of 'sex change regret,' hinting she might go back to being Bruce Jenner," Halperin was quoted as saying.
"She's thrilled she has raised awareness about how transgender people have long been discriminated against but I think there's a chance she'll de-transition in the next couple years. I don't think it would surprise anybody in her inner circle. It has been much harder than she anticipated. My heart goes out to her and I know her true friends will be there to support her on whatever path she chooses."
Jenner's representative decried The Wrap report when contacted by the the Daily News on Thursday.
Although the representative asserted that the "idiotic report" is "not worth commenting on," he felt the need to shoot down the rumor, considering that Jenner is regarded as an icon to many in the transgender community.
"Of course it's not true," the spokesperson stressed.
While Halperin also claimed that Jenner is still interested in dating women and wants to meet the right one, Daily News also reports that Jenner stated in a recent episode of the E! Network's reality series "I Am Cait" that she would be interested in dating a man.
Although Jenner might not have sex change regret at present, the former decathlete told Vanity Fair that there was an initial shock during her recovery from the sex change procedure last year.
"What did I just do?" Jenner told the magazine. "What did I just do to myself?"
As The Christian Post reported last year when Jenner first publically announced the transition during an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, a study conducted in Sweden in 2003 revealed that transsexuals who change their gender through body mutilation or hormone therapy have a higher suicide rate than the general population.
The study, which followed 191 male-to-female gender reassignments and 133 female-to-male gender reassignments from 1973-2003, found that suicide attempts and in-patient psychiatric treatment actually increased in Sweden among those who had a sex change.
The claim of Jenner's sex change regret comes after it was reported last week that Jenner is to be featured on a cover of Sports Illustrated wearing "nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal."