Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has filed for divorce from her husband Bruce, after being separated for more than a year. The documents were filed early Monday morning at the Los Angeles County Courthouse.
Reports have stated that Jenner filed in a way that is referred to as pro per, which essentially means that no lawyers will be involved in the proceedings. Sources close to the situation say that this was planned from the start, as the two feel there is no need to involve legal representation in a matter that can be resolved in a civil manner between the both of them. While Bruce’s response has yet to be filed at the aforementioned location, he is said to have agreed to the proceedings and will file accordingly. The two reportedly had no prenuptial agreement, and have already settled on an even distribution of property. Neither will get spousal support, and custody of their 17-year-old daughter Kylie will be split between them. The aforementioned agreements are said to have been discussed and worked out over the past few months between the couple and their managers, and so far the proceedings are said to be extremely amicable. The documents state that the reason for the divorce is irreconcilable differences.
The news of the divorce comes as somewhat of a shock to many, as the two initially claimed they had no plans to engage in such proceedings. When the news initially broke of their separation last October, sources revealed that the two had actually split up more than 4 months earlier and had been living apart since. Jenner released a statement shortly following the news, in which she expressed how happy both of them were in their current situation, and that she did not see any need to go through the trouble of actually divorcing. It is alleged that this decision was more due to fiscal prudence than anything else, as the family’s reality show was still going strong and bringing them a revenue of approximately $40 million dollars a season. Upon separating, however, the couple would be able to keep their share of the show’s finances to themselves due to the aforementioned lack of prenup. Concerns were also raised regarding how well a divorce would factor into the ratings of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, as much of the show’s allure is watching the blended family be just that, a family. A separation would be less concrete and less final, and therefore take away less of the show’s core value.
Jenner married Bruce in April of 1991, just one month after getting divorced from famed O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Kardashian, who died of esophageal cancer in 2003. The two met by way of a blind date, and the 58-year-old later revealed that she was instantly in love after Bruce ordered meatloaf and mashed potatoes, one of her all-time favorite meals. Their first daughter, Kendall Nicole Jenner, was born in November of 1995. Their second daughter arrived just under two years later, in August of 1997.
It remains to be seen whether or not the divorce proceeding between Kris and Bruce Jenner will pan out following the former’s filing of documentation. For the time being, however, the two remain adamant that they will go through with it.
by Rebecca Grace