The couple break up after 22 years as husband and wife

Kim Kardashian‘s mum Kris Jenner has split from husband Bruce after 22 years of marriage.

Kris, 57, and Bruce, 63, have been dogged by break-up rumours over the past few months and it’s now been confirmed that they’ve ended their relationship.

‘We are living separately and we are much happier this way,’ the couple 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.’

The pair have teen daughters Kylie and Kendall together while dad-of-six Bruce is stepfather to Kim, 32, and her siblings Khloé, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian.

Fans of the family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians had noted that Bruce was staying in a rented Malibu home during the current season.

But Khloé, 29, insisted in June that this was no indication he and Kris were unhappy.

‘In my house there is a man room for [husband Lamar Odom]. A room, not a different house,’ Khloé told Jay Leno.

‘So I think they took my idea and ran with it. They got another house and Bruce stays there sometimes.’

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Anna Duff