"She's beautiful!" Esther told Access Hollywood after the cover was revealed. "I was there last week, well actually, I got home a week and a half ago. And I met Caitlyn," she told them exclusively, saying Caitlyn is "so much more at ease."
As we've seen with a lot of Caitlyn's family members, the change is going to take some time to get used to. "I still have to call him Bruce," Esther revealed. "His father and I named him that...It's going to be a struggle for me to get used to the change, but happily so... I'm very happy for him – or her!"
Pictured Below: Esther Jenner and Caitlyn's daughter, Kylie.
During the Diane Sawyer interview in April, before we had a chance to meet Caitlyn, the 88-year-old revealed how she reacted when Bruce told her about his plans to transition. "I want you to be happy, and I love you," she recalls saying. "I was very proud of you when you stood on that podium in Montreal – I never thought I could be more proud of you, but I'm learning I can be."
In a behind-the-scenes video from her Vanity Fair shoot, Caitlyn explained the struggle she went through when she was living as Bruce, saying, "Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie - every day, he always had a secret, from morning 'til night...Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I'm free."
After the cover came out, she took to her Twitter account (which amassed over a million followers in about four hours), to introduce herself on the social media site and to express that she's eager for us to get to know her.
I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015