Everyone is breaking up in the Kardashian family. Kris and Bruce Jenner announced yesterday that they have separated after 22 years. “We are living separately and we are much happier this way,” the reality TV pair confirmed to “E! News.” “But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority.” Bruce has left their Calabasas mansion and moved full-time into their rental house in Malibu.
One Fox News story reports that the couple have in fact been separated for a year, but kept up appearances for the sake of the show. Bruce has never felt comfortable living the Hollywood lifestyle that Kris and her daughters, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, have grown so accustomed to and clearly could not live without. He is a simple man who just wants to live a simple life, and after so many years of being bossed around, it looks like he finally got fed up. Kris, on the other hand, is all about living a life of luxury, and she has a sixth sense for opportunity and upward mobility. She can smell an endorsement deal from a mile away. She may be a money-grubbing fame whore, but at least she’s good at it.
Sources say that even though Kris was the driving force behind the separation, Bruce has been the one to push for physical distance, and neither have contacted a divorce lawyer. As much as he must have hated it, their reality show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” rakes in $40 million for the family. So even if they have been separated for quite some time now, they’ve been putting on a fairly convincing act for the cameras.
In an upcoming interview with Us Weekly, Kris says that the scenes they’ve taped have been genuine, that there’s no animosity between them, and they’re still committed as a family. But for Bruce, that may mean another one of his many families (he has six biological children with three different women). According to sources, he is on a mission to reestablish his relationship with his sons Brody and Brandon, who he had with his ex-wife, Linda Thompson, you know, the less crazy people he used to live with before he was taken hostage by Kris. As for the Kardashian matriarch, there have been reports that she’s already dating, and targeting much younger men, as she was seen having dinner with Britney Spears’s ex Jason Trawick.
Bruce and Kris aren’t the only Kardashian couple permanently burying their boners for each other. Khloe and Lamar are also on the verge of splitting for good. Sources have told TMZ that Khloe is “anxious” to end their marriage after months of dealing with Lamar’s drug problems, depression and possible infidelity. Divorce papers have already been drawn, and the only reason she hasn’t signed yet is because she’s afraid he’ll do something drastic, like OD or kill himself. The proceedings, however, if they do go forward with the divorce, will be simple, as every term has already been agreed upon in the prenup.
All evidence points toward a new chapter in the Kardashian clan, as Kim settles into the role of mom with her baby daddy Kanye, as Bruce learns to be a man again away from the clutches of Kris, and as Khloe prepares to reenter single life. Somewhere, Scott Disick is sitting on a chaise lounge and chucking quietly to himself.