Raise your hand if you were today years old when you discovered that you have probably been mispronouncing Khloé Kardashian’s name wrong all these years.
Andy Cohen just blew our minds. During his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the 52-year-old Watch What Happens Live host shared some details about his interview with the Kardashians for his new E! series, For Real: The Story of Reality TV.
Andy hit us with a truth bomb when he told Jimmy that we’ve all been pronouncing “KLO-ee’s” name wrong because it’s supposed to be “KLO-ay.”
"I was talking to you backstage, I said, 'You talked to Khloé Kardashian,' and you said, 'I'm pronouncing her, we've all been, pronouncing her name wrong this whole time,'" Fallon said.
“Yes, it’s Khloé,” Andy said, with a huge emphasis on the accent. “Khloé's the name.”
Andy has been the only one pronouncing Khloé's name properly for years. He said he went to her house recently to interview Khloé, Kris, Kourtney and Kim for his new series and momager Kardashian confirmed that he’s been saying it right all along.
"I walked in, I go 'Khloé' and the other women go, 'Excuse me?' And Kris said, 'Yeah, that's actually really how it's pronounced,'" Andy explained. "There's a little thing on top of the name, why am I the only one that got that? I got the memo."
Well, Andy, we did not get the memo. We’ve only ever heard the entire family call her “Khlo-ee” throughout all 20 seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians so it’s fair that we’re all confused right now. She does go by KLO-Money at times but we have never heard this KLO-ay that Andy speaks of.
Andy also spoke about the process he went through to interview the Kardashians during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He said he got a COVID test before arriving to shoot the interview and then when he called to ask about his results, he was told he had to go to KLO-ay’s house and find out.
“I said, ‘Oh, you want to give me the results of the COVID test?’ They go, ‘Go to Khloé’s and if the second gate opens, you’re negative,'” Cohen recalled. “And the gate opened and I was like, ‘All right, I don’t have COVID.'”
It appears that Khloé is now joining the club of mispronounced celebrity names like Chrissy Teigen, Ariana Grande and Rihanna.
Most of us have been calling Rihanna “ree-AH-nuh” but the singer told British Vogue that it’s actually pronounced “ree-ANN-uh.”
Chrissy Teigen says that her last name is pronounced “TIE-gen” instead of “TEE-gen.”
Ariana Grande revealed that we’ve also been getting her name wrong. “My grandpa said Gran-DEE. Gran-DEE was kind of the Americanized version of it, made it more chill,” she said. Her brother Frankie suggested that Ariana go with Gran-DAY, the Italian pronunciation and she went with it but she kind of regrets it. “I grew up saying Gran-DEE — and I think of [my grandpa] and I wish I said Gran-DEE more.”
KLO-ee or KLO-ay, can you please confirm your preference?
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