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Kris Jenner can't call Caitlyn by her first name

Kris Jenner attends the 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 14, 2015, in New York City.

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Caitlyn Jenner is even legalizing her name now, but that doesn't mean Kris is ready to "call her Caitlyn" yet.

Kris admitted to Billy Bush on Access Hollywood that she's having a hard time wrapping her head around her ex's new identity.

"Can you call Caitlyn, Caitlyn?" Bush asked.

"No," Kris responded.

Kris clarified that she doesn't call Caitlyn Bruce, either.

"I say 'Jenner,'" she explained.

Kris said Caitlyn is different in ways she hadn't anticipated. She explained to Bush that she's "getting to know" Caitlyn slowly.

"It's really, really hard," she said. "Bruce had a distinct personality and, you know, had definite characteristics. And Caitlyn has some different ones, I feel."

Kris and her ex separated in 2013, but she said they still spend time together.

Bush asked Kris if they will ever curl up on the couch again -- next time, as two close friends.

"I don't know about curl up on the couch, but she came over for a drink last night," said Kris. "And that was nice."

Aw. Say what you will about the momager, but it seems like she's trying.

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