On Monday’s (Nov. 16) episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Khloe Kardashian is opening up about several big issues in her life, including her on-hold divorce from Lamar Odom and Caitlyn Jenner’s transition.
DeGeneres asks the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star if Jenner is still a part of the family and Kardashian says she absolutely is.
“She’s still part of our family, it’s still our ‘dad,’ we say. Which I know is confusing for some people, but that’s how we know her,” Kardashian explains. “She’s not gonna be with us for Thanksgiving ’cause she’s working, but she’ll be with us for Christmas for sure.”
But the reality admits that she had a hard time with learning about Bruce wanting to transition to Caitlyn because she felt like the last to know.
“I had a hard time because I found out on camera while we were filming and I felt like we kept asking him, Bruce, like, “What’s going on? We’re hearing all these rumors.’ And he kept telling us one thing but really he knew he was transitioning, but he wouldn’t be honest with us. So we felt like we were kind of the last to know, so that was hard for us — especially me, I defended him for so long,” says Kardashian.
But now she says everyone is fine with it, they just had to deal with mourning the loss of Bruce first.
“He liked to tell us, ‘Oh, I’m always gonna Bruce. I’ll always be your dad,’ and I think he meant that. I don’t think Bruce knew fully that when he would be Caitlyn … I’m sure he probably hoped maybe glimmers of Bruce would be there, but if your soul really wanted to be female this whole time then I can’t expect that,” Kardashian explains. “So now that we know that Caitlyn is not Bruce, they’re two separate people, and kind of mourn the loss of Bruce, now I’m fine with everything.”