Khloé Kardashian has admitted that although she is fully supportive of Caitlyn Jenner's transition, she is still struggling to come to terms with her stepfather's new identity. The 31-year-old gave a candid interview on Australian show The Project on Thursday, in which she revealed she sometimes calls Caitlyn by her previous name, Bruce.
"We, my sisters and I, we will call Caitlyn, Bruce, and we have been told that is completely fine," she revealed. "And she has told us, we are allowed to call her any name we want to. Because on the phone, when she calls me, it's the same voice as Bruce. And if I'm not physically with her, it's hard to remember in the moment that I'm talking to Caitlyn, if that makes sense."
Khloé added that herself and her sisters Kim and Kourtney, and step-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner "don't like to say that Bruce is gone, per se".
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Khloé opened up about Caitlyn's transition
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was previously said to be the family member who had the most difficulty in adjusting to Caitlyn's transition, and she revealed that much of her difficulties stemmed from dealing with the news in the public eye.
"I think what people don't seem to remember is that, this is our real lives and that a lot of these things we are experiencing in real time," she explained. "With Caitlyn, I mean, it's a beautiful thing that she's transitioned and that she is strong enough to have her own voice and wanting to make such monumental, beautiful moves and be that crusader to do so.
"But I think there was a hard time for the entire family, that we were all transitioning with her, but in front of an audience, I think that's not really the normal way to go about it, you know."
Khloé admitted she and her sisters sometimes still refer to Caitlyn as Bruce
She added: "There is a lot of raw emotions, that it's hard to do in front of a camera."
Caitlyn's family have been vocal in their support for her over the past few months, and gathered to support the former Olympian as she collected the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPYs in July.
The 65-year-old was reunited with her ex Kris Jenner for the first time on Tuesday after the "momager" drove to Caitlyn's home for a two-hour visit.