Kris Jenner, Bruce Jenner Confirm Separation; Couple Is Living Apart

October 8, 2013

Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner are separated after 22 years of marriage. The couple confirmed longtime rumors, stating that they are now living apart.

For months the couple has been subject of intense speculation, in tabloids, blogs and social media as multiple stories circulated of a divorce announcement from the 57-year-old “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” momager and her 63-year-old former Olympic gold medalist husband. Kris Jenner had been photographed multiple times without her wedding ring, giving credence to the rumors.

The pair gave the official confirmation to “E! News,” in a statement:

“We are living separately and we are much happier this way. 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.”

Additionally, the separated couple made the cover of “US Weekly,” revealing more details on their living arrangements and their future. “”We are living apart, but there is no animosity. We are united and committed to our family.”

Kris Jenner went on to say that the living arrangements had been kept secret for a year, and that she “will always love him” although they have ceased being “a couple in that way.” There are also no plans for divorce, as the “US Weekly” cover states parenthetically “no prenup.”

The Jenners have two children together, Kendall and Kylie, as well as four children each from previous marriages. The Kardashian children, of course, are known to everyone who does not live under the proverbial rock — Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob. Bruce Jenners sons’ include a musician, Brandon, and a model, Brody, as well as Burt and Casey.

For anyone following KUWTK the separation is not likely a surprise. Even in the show, Bruce Jenner had been seen living in a separate house in Malibu at the beach as his wife remained at the Calabasas manor. Viewers could assume he was tired of the life on camera — he did always appear that way, after all — and/or they could run with the rumors.

According to TMZ, during the weekend prior to the official separation announcement, Bruce Jenner attended an event at the Virginia International Raceway with his sons and reportedly said, ”I’m finally free to do what I want and live life the way I want.”

Such official announcements, of course, never shut down rumors. We can expect to hear about who was seen at which divorce lawyer’s office and we can expect to hear of affairs kept secret, and so on and so forth and so on, as the pop cultural force that is the Kardashian empire forges on.

Pictures: PR Photos

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