To combat the downward spiral of their ratings, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians writers' room has been busy lately. WILL KHLOE EVER HAVE A BABY? WHAT'S UP WITH LAMAR AND HIS CRACK? WILL KENDALL JUST GO AHEAD AND GET NAKED ON INSTAGRAM ALREADY? And, of course, the Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner drama. Turns out they've been separated for over a year, but there's a time and place to reveal this type of news. The "time" being when execs see the overnight numbers, and the "place" is E! News because contracts.
Bruce and Kris Jenner have separated after 22 years of marriage. "We are living separately and we are much happier this way," the pair exclusively tell 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." Kris and Bruce are parents to two children together, Kendall and Kylie, and each have four kids from previous marriages.
And much like everything else, Kris Jenner perpetuated a lie until she could craft a narrative and control the media release and spin.
"We just laugh it off," Kris told E! News last November regarding tabloid reports that she and Bruce were divorcing. "We love each other and just laugh about it…These kind of stories have been circulating for the last couple of years." Kris marked their 22nd anniversary on Instagram on April 21, writing, "Happy Anniversary Bruce!!!! Best 22 years I could ever have imagined…hope the next 22 is even more fabulous…I love you!"
Over the weekend, Bruce Jenner told people, "I'm finally free to do what I want and live life the way I want", but Kris just texted him to check his schedule because Ryan Seacrest might want to do reshoots. The breakup scene apparently lacked emotional depth and he wants to give Bruce and Kris room to improvise. With a scene like this, the words on the paper are more of just a guide.