When Caitlyn Jenner first announced her transition in a tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer, she confessed that her youngest stepdaughter, Khloé Kardashian, had the most trouble accepting it.
During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, airing today, the 31-year-old reality star admitted that part of the reason she struggled with coping was because she learned of the transition on camera.
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💛💛💛 A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Aug 7, 2015 at 9:05pm PDT
A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Aug 7, 2015 at 9:05pm PDT
“I had a hard time because I found out on camera,” she told the talk show host. “We kept asking Bruce what’s going on and he kept telling us one thing, but really knew he was transitioning and he couldn’t be honest with us. We felt like we were the last to know, especially me. I’d defended him for so long.”
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians beauty says part of her struggle was learning to differentiate Caitlyn from “Bruce.”
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“Now I’m fully okay with it, but I think the hardest part for me was understanding that Bruce is totally separate from Caitlyn,” she said.
“He liked to tell us, ‘I’ll always be dad, I’ll always be Bruce,’ and I think he meant that. I don’t think Bruce knew fully that when he would be Caitlyn…I mean, no one knows what will happen, we’re all doing this for the first time. I’m sure he probably hoped maybe glimmers of Bruce can be there.”
While her schedule will keep the 66-year-old from her family come Thanksgiving, Khloé confirmed Cait will be spending Christmas with the famous fam.