Kris and Bruce Jenner (http://www.eonline.com/news/bruce_jenner)could laugh off rumors (http://www.eonline.com/news/363749/kris-jenner-knocks-divorce-rumor-she-and-bruce-jenner-just-laugh-it-off) that they were having problems for only so long.
“It’s been coming for a while,” a source exclusively tells E! News regarding the Jenners’ announcement today that they had separated after 22 years of marriage.
“Kris is in a good place about it, she accepted it and is very focused on other aspects of her life. Obviously it is very sad for everyone, but it’s no surprise and everyone has had time to adapt to this new reality.”
The source adds: “Kris is doing just fine, she is a strong woman.:
Little signs had been piling up lately to indicate that Kylie and Kendall Jenner (http://www.eonline.com/news/kendall_jenner)’s mom and dad had possibly separated, such as Kris being photographed in recent weeks without her wedding ring—and today they confirmed exclusively to that they are “much happier” now that they are living apart.
“But we will always have much love and respect for each other,” they told us. “Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority.”
The Keeping Up With the Kardashian stars romantically renewed their vows to mark their 20th wedding anniversary two years ago and Kris wished Bruce a happy 22nd anniversary on Instagram back in April, expressing hope that “the next 22 is even more fabulous…I love you!”
As recently as this summer, members of the sprawling Kardashian-Jenner family had scoffed at the idea that Kris and Bruce physically living apart had anything to do with the state of their marriage.
“They’re not having problems, but they still like to live apart, which is definitely different,” Khloé Kardashian Odom said on The Tonight Show in June. “You know, Bruce and my mom, they wanted some…In my house there is a man room for Lamar. A room, not a different house. So I think they took my idea and ran with it. They got another house and Bruce stays there sometimes.”
Bruce’s son Brody Jenner said in the September issue of NOW magazine: “I stay out of their business, but as far as I’m concerned, they haven’t split up. 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.”
As for rumors kicked up by photographs of Kris out to dinner this week with agent Jason Trawick (http://www.eonline.com/news/jason_trawick), Britney Spears’ ex-fiancé, the source assures us that he and Kris are “just very good old friends.”
“There is nothing going on there,” the insider adds. “They have known each other for a long time.”
Source: E! News
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