Khloe Kardashian really opened up to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show! In addition to discussing Lamar Odom’s health struggles, she also talked about dealing with Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition on reality TV.
Khloe said part of the reason it was so tough was because it was all handled on camera.
Well I had a hard time because I found out on camera like 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 and 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 or whatever.
“So that was hard for me and then now I’m fully okay with it. But I think the biggest part for me was understanding that Bruce is totally separate than Caitlyn. I don’t think Bruce knew fully that when he would be Caitlyn I’m sure he no one knows what’s going to happen, we’re all doing this for the first time.”
Part of me is like: this is part of being a reality TV personality. On the other hand, it seems like there should be some LIMITS to what is handled on-camera vs off-camera.
Khloe said she’s had to come to accept that Caitlyn is her own person.
I’m sure he probably hoped maybe glimmers of Bruce would be there. But if your soul really wanted to be a female this whole time I can’t expect that. So now that we know that he’s, Caitlyn, he’s not Bruce. They’re two separate people.”
I guess gender is a huge part of who we are, but it still seems odd that she’s a completely different person. I can see where it takes some getting used to! Here’s a clip where Khloe talks about Caitlyn. You can see her entire interview on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ today. Check your local listings for time.
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