Caitlyn Jenner has said she's happy with her children calling her 'dad' during her transition

A source close to the family says she understands that the change will take time to get used to

Doug Bolton
Friday 05 June 2015 13:24 BST
The Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner is well on its way to becoming an iconic image
The Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner is well on its way to becoming an iconic image

Caitlyn Jenner has said that she is still comfortable with her children calling her "dad" following her transition.

A picture of Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine has gone viral in the last few days, and people across the world have commended her for her bravery.

A source speaking to People magazine said that Caitlyn has approached each of her children and told them that she's happy for them to keep calling her "dad" for the time being, as they get used to her transition.

The source said: "Caitlyn has been really understanding that it doesn't come naturally for anyone. No one expects this change to happen overnight. If one of the boys slips up, it's not a big deal."

Caitlyn has six children, two from each of her three marriages. She also has four stepchildren, from her marriage to Kris Jenner - Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob Kardashian.

Some of the Kardashian children, especially Khloe, took the news that Caitlyn was transitioning quite hard, as Caitlyn revealed in her famous interview with Diane Sawyer.

However, she has since said that all of her children have showed their support and love for her in the past few months.

Caitlyn, who was born as William Bruce Jenner, is well-known for her sporting prowess, winning a gold medal in decathlon at the 1976 Olympics when she still identified as a man.

Due to her sporting fame, and her courage to come out as transgender, she will be honoured with an Arthur Ashe Courage Award, an award given during the ESPY awards, a yearly ceremony held by American sports channel ESPN that recognises notable athletes.

She is also due to star in I Am Cait, a documentary covering her gender transition. It will debut on 26 July on the E! network.

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