Khloe Kardashian: Kim, Kourtney, and I Still Call Caitlyn Jenner “Bruce”

Khloe Kardashian and Caitlyn Jenner
Khloe Kardashian explains that she and sisters Kim and Kourtney still call Caitlyn Jenner "Bruce." Denise Truscello/WireImage.com; James White/E! Entertainment

Caitlyn Jenner's children have embraced her transition, but as Khloe Kardashian explained in a new interview, there's one hurdle Jenner's stepdaughters can't seem to get around. Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney Kardashian still refer to Jenner as "Bruce," the name she used pre-transition.

"We don't like to say that Bruce is gone, per se. We, my sisters and I, we will call Caitlyn 'Bruce,' and we've been told that's completely fine," Khloe, 31, told Australia's The Project in a chat to promote the sisters' Kardashian Kids clothing line.

"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," Khloe continued.

Jenner, 65, is well aware that her voice hasn't changed the way her appearance has. In fact, it is the part of her transition that she's most insecure about. "Women cannot relate to the whole voice thing," Jenner reveals on the Sunday, Aug. 2, episode of E!'s I Am Cait. "They don't see it as being that important when it is that important, not only for you to speak and order and do all that kind of stuff, but very important for your soul that you're feeling good about that."

Khloe and her sisters accept Jenner's transition now, but it wasn't easy for them to fully come to terms. As Jenner discussed on I Am Cait, Khloe took offense to the former Olympian's Vanity Fair article. In an upcoming episode, Kim takes Jenner to task for what she believes is an attempt to bash the Kardashian family.

"You look amazing, it's your time — but you don't have to bash us on your way up," Kim, 34, says in a preview clip.

Khloe acknowledged to The Project that Jenner's transition thrust the reality TV family even further into the spotlight — at times unwillingly– but she's thankful that the entire Kardashian-Jenner family can now support Caitlyn in their own way.

"There is a lot of raw emotions, that it's hard to do in front of a camera. For us, we were trying to be really open and raw with it, I think," she said. “We all got through it and that's completely over, it's all behind us now. So, we are just happy for her. We just want her to be happy. But there was definitely a moment that was really tough for all of us."

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