Kardashian Empire Fractured: Kris and Bruce Jenner Confirm Separation

Kardashian Empire Fractured: Kris and Bruce Jenner Confirm Separation

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“We are much happier this way,” E!'s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” stars said

Kardashian-Jenner parents Kris and Bruce Jenner have confirmed that they have separated after 22 years of marriage.

“We are living separately and we are much happier this way,” the couple told E! News in a joint statement.

“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,” they continued.

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The confirmation comes after several reports of the split over the last week, including an interview with Brody Jenner, Bruce's son and new cast member on the current season of E!'s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” in which he confirmed the couple are living separately but denied that it meant there was strife between the couple.

“I stay out of their business, but as far as I’m concerned, they haven’t split up,” Brody Jenner said. “Dad’s been in Malibu — he grew up out here — and the press has made a big deal of it. It’s nothing to do with them breaking up.”

The reports were exacerbated last week when Kris's sister, Karen Houghton, said that the pair are “separated” and that Bruce has “sought out a lawyer” in an interview with InTouch.

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Representatives for the couple didn't immediately respond to TheWrap's request for confirmation.

Together, the pair have two daughters: Kendall, 17, and Kylie, 16.

Kris has four other children from her first marriage with late O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Kardashian: Kourtney Kardashian, 34; Kim Kardashian, 32; Khloé Kardashian Odom, 29; and Rob Kardashian, 26.

Bruce has three other children, including 30-year-old Brody with actress Linda Thompson.

  • Theresa Santoro

    Feel bad for the still young Kylie and Kendall. It is a hard road, especially in the public eye.

    • Violette_Crime

      But now there's a chance they will grow up normal, away from the Kardashian Machine.

      • Sabrina Venable

        Nope, not with Kris as their mum. No frakkin’ way. They need more Jenner influence away from the Kardouchians but with them being girls and such, forget it.

        • Violette_Crime

          But the girls seem to be with dad and his boys more, so that I take as a positive.

          • Sabrina Venable

            I don't get that impression at all. The girls seem to be doing their modelling and design thing. They work and go to school and as teenagers i'm sure they have a social life. The show might make them seem like they are all hangin’ out but I'm sure that's at least partially true. I'm sure time with Bruce and his side of the family is probably just shoehorned into their already full lives as Kardashians because believe it they are more Kardashian than Jenner if Kris has anything to say about it. Those girls are her cash cows and if Bruce has time with them Kris is good as long as it doesn't threaten the empire or her standing with K&K. As long as Kris and Bruce don't divorce things might remain stable for the girls if you can call their lives stable.

          • danny

            no stability there At All !!!

  • Jimmy

    Kris Jenner being who she is I'm sure it will play out in full detail on television.

  • Karley00

    i had no idea that bruce was a man…..news to me. SHOCKER

  • MoonMANguy

    If my wife was like kris I would leave her @$$ too

    • South East

      Please… it's amazing how a show like this get's on TV at all (let alone stay on for 8 years). What type of person watches this crap… 14 year old girls? An the two Jenner girls, who cares about what these tweens think??? It's the sister with the big butt everyone wanted to see not her brother (who has an agent, are you kidding me).

  • Mojo

    He should have thrown her out a long time ago. She was abusive to him in many ways. At one time she thought of changing her name back to Kardashian! Even her daughters told her that was a hurtful thing to do to him. She's a piece of work!

    • danny

      piece of Work ?? piece of s h I T !!! is what i say ,

  • WillieG

    I have watched the show from time to time. And I have seen how she treats Bruce. If she was my wife. she wouldn't treat me like shit under her feet. I would have left along time ago. If you married him for Love ,then Love him, don't treat him like a dog. Marriage is precious, and should be honored as such. And for your girls,Kris. They all need a very good ass busting. They are taking after you and you wonder why their marriages are failing!!

  • LadyJustice

    good riddance to bad rubbish…this entire family is the cancer eating away at our young teen girls who try and emulate this trash!..their on-screen antics are bizarre and certainly not something I'd allow any child/tween/teen to watch. The entire family is sleazy and it seems like the moral compass got cracked many years ago. They made all this money off of being such trash! Please, go AWAY! The sooner, the better.

    • danny

      right-on lady justice !!! with yaa all the way .

  • mommiedearest

    Bruce looks like he wants to be Beatrice. Yucko!

  • D.B.

    That is so mean. These girls have thrived to become someone out of life and u people are cutting them down. They found something they loved to do and made a career out of it, I think that's brilliant. jealous… I think so…