Bruce Jenner blasts his stepdaughter's fame for putting strain on the family, leading to his separation from wife Kris Jenner

Bruce Jenner‘s in no doubt who’s to blame for the collapse of his 22-year marriage to Kris Jenner – his stepdaughter Kim Kardashian and her growing global fame!

Bruce and Kardashian momager Kris, 57, last week went public with their split, saying they’d always be best friends’ but were happier apart.

However, Now‘s learnt that Bruce, 63, feels Kim making the family famous was a strain on their marriage.

And we can reveal he even told Kim, 32, during a recent showdown at the Kardashian home in Calabasas, Los Angeles.

He was furious and told Kim if she hadn’t started them on this showbiz road that’s led to so many dramas, he and Kris might still have a marriage,’ says an insider.

Kim was speechless.

‘When Bruce analyses what’s wrong in his life, almost all of it can be traced back to their fame.’

It was claimed last week Kris and Bruce have been separated for almost a year.

But sources say Bruce feels the troubles started as far back as Kim‘s infamous 2006 sex tape with Ray J, which thrust them into the limelight.

Kim‘s also inadvertently put the family through a roller coaster few years, with her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries and the tension between Kris and Kim‘s baby daddy Kanye West.

The pressure showed on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

In August, viewers saw Bruce exasperated that Kim had moved back into the family home, yelling: It’s like this house isn’t even our own.’

Our source adds: Deep down it’s not Kim he blames – it’s just the pressure of fame.

‘He deeply loves all the kids.’

Bruce and Kim‘s reps declined to comment.

Read more about Kim Kardashian in this week’s Now magazine dated 21 October 2013 – download the digital edition now

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