DETAILED:..Kris and Bruce Jenner have confirmed that they are separated after 22 years of marriage
Kris and Bruce Jenner have confirmed that they are separated after 22 years of marriage.
Reality TV's most famous couple made the revelation to E! News after months of speculation that there was trouble in paradise.
Kris and Bruce, who have two daughters, Kendall, 17, and Kylie, 16, together, and four children each from previous relationships, told the website that they are currently living in separate homes.
It's over: Kris and Bruce Jenner have confirmed that they have separated after 22 years of marriage
'We are living separately and we are much happier this way,' they told 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.'
Us Weekly report that the couple kept the separation a secret for an entire year and are not divorcing because they have no prenuptial agreement in place.
Downcast: Kris looked downcast as she left her daughter Khloe's house in Calabasas on Tuesday, the day she made her split with Bruce public
Solo: The reality star cut a solo figure driving her white Mercedes SUV
Indeed, there was mounting speculation that Kris and Bruce's relationship was over since last year.
Kris, 57, previously brushed off rumours they had split after her husband moved out of their family home in Calabasas, California, and into his own beach house in Malibu.
She said: 'We just laugh it off. We love each other and just laugh about it...These kind of stories have been circulating for the last couple of years.'
Keeping on keeping: On Tuesday Bruce was seen taking the couple's two teenage daughters Kendall and Kylie to a driving range in Westlake, California
Have you heard the news? Bruce was seen chatting on his cell phone in between perfecting his golf swing
The show must go on: Bruce and his two daughters were seen being filmed for scenes for the reality TV family's hit show
With the couple split for an entire year, scenes for the famous family's hit reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians were portrayed otherwise.
The duo came across as happily married, and footage of Bruce moving into his 'man cave' in Malibu were depicted very differently.
According to the show, the father-of-six wanted to have some more 'space', especially after Kim and her partner Kanye West moved in following the arrival of their daughter North West.
Not happy: On Monday, Kris was also seen looking downcast as she loaded boxes of personal items into a storage container near the home she used to share with her now ex-husband Bruce in Calabasas
Support: Kris was joined by several of her girlfriends who drove her Range Rover full of boxes while Kris followed behind in her convertible Bentley GT
However, Us Weekly reports that Kris insists that all of the scenes on the show were 'genuine'.
Tuesday's announcement also comes after Kris's sister Karen spoke of the couple's separation in an interview with a US tabloid, just last week.
Karen Houghton told In Touch magazine that Bruce had even ‘sought out a lawyer’.
Not her usual self: The matriarch looked exhausted and emotional as she stocked up the storage unit
The 54-year-old said: ‘Their relationship goes back and forth. I would love to see them get back together,’ adding that Olympian Bruce is ‘a phenomenal brother-in-law’.
But Karen went on to say: ‘I’ve heard she flirts with Scott [Disick] and Lamar [Odom] when she’s drunk. She’s my sister, and I support her. I feel bad for her.’
While Karen described Kris as ‘generous and giving’, she also claimed that she was ‘crazy and controlling’.
Showing the strain? Bruce is pictured on September 25 as he watches his 16-year-old daughter Kylie drive away from his Malibu home
She added that money ruled her 'world' and Kris was intent on the entire family being stars.
‘Kris pushes them to be stars,’ she said of her nieces and nephews. ‘Money is her whole world. I’m not materialistic.
‘But Kris is into Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Mercedes, Louis Vuitton, million-dollar rings on her fingers. She loves all the finer things in life.’
The happiest day of their life: Kris and Bruce are seen surrounded by their children on their wedding day in 1991
She admitted that Kris enjoyed drinking alcohol, calling it ‘her thing’ and adding: ‘I think Kris is [drinking] because she married Robert [Kardashian] when she was 22 and she’s getting it out of her system now.’
The crumbling of Bruce and Kris's marriage also comes shortly after they argued about owning a gun and whether their teenage daughters should drop out of school.
Olympic medallist Bruce, 63, who was also previously married to Linda Thompson, with whom he has two sons, Brandon and Brody, and also to his first wife Chrystie Crownover, with whom he has a son Burt and daughter Casey, recently revealed he is battling skin cancer after undergoing a procedure on his nose.
Children: Kris and Bruce share two daughters, Kendall, 17, and Kylie, 16, seen here at an event in August
Kris, whose self-titled talk show was cancelled after one season, has four children, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian with her late ex-husband Robert Kardashian.
The day before the news was announced, Kris was seen loading personal items into a stoarge unit near the family home in the upscale suburb of Calabasas, California.
She looked pale and withdrawn, and was clearly not her bubbly, camera-ready self.
In happier times: The couple are pictured supporting daughter Khloe, alongside Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye West, at a live X Factor show in November last year
Dominated: Bruce was often portrayed as a pushover in the couple's reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Kris was joined by several of her girlfriends who drove her Range Rover full of boxes while Kris followed behind in her convertible Bentley GT.
However, her demeanour the night before was a very different story when she dined with Britney Spears' ex-fiance Jason Trawick.
A beaming Kris dressed-to-the-nines for the occasion in a racy black lace dress with a slip underneath, while Jason, 42, was far more relaxed in his attire.
And there was one key accessory missing from Kris's ensemble - her wedding ring.
Crisis talks? Kim Kardashian and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe were seen arriving at the family's office in Los Angeles on Tuesday
Making a dash for it: The trio were seen uncharacteristically ducking from the paparazzi and racing inside
Amid the drama: Kourtney Kardashian was seen looking stylish at LAX on Tuesday, as the family drama unfolded...
Flying away from the Kaos: Kourtney Kardashian is seen departing LA the day of the drama on Tuesday
After enjoying a meal together, the two headed to Kris's Range Rover, with the matriach jumping in the driver's seat to take Trawick home.
On the very day Kris and Bruce announced their separation, Kris's daughters Kim, 32, Kourtney, 34, and Khloe, 29, headed to a meeting at the family's office in Los Angeles.
The trio were seen uncharacteristically ducking from the paparazzi and racing inside.
Family react: Brody Jenner posted this telling message on his Instagram account on the same day of the news
Happy family? The Kardashian family pose for their annul Christmas portrait in 2011
Before they were famous: Years earlier the family's Christmas portrait was not as serious, and the clan looked a lot happier as they smiled for the camera
Meanwhile, TMZ have reported that Bruce was overheard at the Virginia International Raceway that he was 'finally free'.
The website also claim that he was seen with a 'bunch of girls' before driving a Lamborghini at the event.
Bruce and Kris's separation also comes as Kris's daughter Khloe is going through her own marital woes with husband Lamar Odom.
Up until Tuesday, after the basketballer was spotted out with his father Joe in Venice Beach, the former NBA star, who is reportedly addicted to crack cocaine, has not been seen with the brunette reality star for some time.
Meanwhile, Khloe tweeted another cryptic message on Tuesday, hinting that she is in her marriage for the long run.
Memorable moment: Kris stripped down naked when daughter Kim initiated a surprise photo shoot for Bruce early on in the Keeping Up With The Kardashians series
'Not all scars can be seen and not all love can be explained,' she wrote as rumours swirl that her marriage to Lamar is on the rocks. 'The deepest love is also the hardest to express. Only those in it understand.
'If I love u. It’s a deep 4ever love. Ride til the end. Family/friend.Its simply called love. I take it seriously. Dont [sic] judge unless u r in it,' she added.
She concluded: 'Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.'
The ex files: Bruce is pictured with his second wife Linda Thompson in April 1985