Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner split after 22 years, unlikely TV fame

October 8, 2013
Bruce and Kris Jenner in happier times, posing at an "X Factor" taping last fall. (Frank Micelotta / PictureGroup)
Bruce and Kris Jenner in happier times, posing at an “X Factor” taping last fall. (Frank Micelotta / PictureGroup)

Separated: Bruce and Kris Jenner, after 22 years of marriage during which they leveraged a spot on the L.A. social B-list and a brood of photo-ready kids into an era-defining reality TV empire, anchored by “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” No word if they’re formally divorcing, but “we are living separately and. . . much happier this way,” they announced late Tuesday through E!, their network.

The former Olympic decathlete, 63, and the socialite ex-wife of late O.J. defender Robert Kardashian, 57, have two teens together, who have joined their many half-siblings on TV. Jenner-Kardashian unions have had a rocky time lately, after Kim’s quickie divorce from the NBA’s Kris Humphries and Khloe’s apparent marriage troubles with Lamar Odom (or so the tabloids keep telling us) — but all the more to discuss in Season Nine.

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