Kris Jenner Files for Divorce From Bruce

Bruce and Kris Jenner (Getty Images)
Bruce and Kris Jenner (Getty Images)

Another marriage the Kardashians couldn't keep up.

Family matriarch Kris Jenner dispatched her lawyer to Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to file for divorce from estranged husband Bruce Jenner.

The petition comes nearly a year after they announced their separation.

"We are living separately and we are much happier this way," they said in a joint statement last October. "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."

According to the filing, obtained by The Insider With Yahoo, Kris cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce. She requests joint custody of their 17-year-old daughter, Kylie. (Their other daughter, Kendall, is 18.) Kris also seeks to retain her jewelry and all assets from the date of separation, listed as June 1, 2013. The document uses their legal names, Kristen Jenner and William B. Jenner.

Bruce, 64, and Kris, 58, tied the knot in 1991, bringing together a big brood that included Kris's kids Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, and Rob, and Bruce's kids Brody, Brandon, Casey, and Burt.

This was the third marriage for the former Olympic gold medalist, who was previously wed to Linda Thompson (1981-84) and Christi Crownover (1972-81). Kris, meanwhile, was married to the late Robert Kardashian from 1978 until 1991.

Bruce and Kris's separate lives became a plot point on their E! series Keeping Up With the Kardashians, as Kris lorded over their Calabasas, California, mansion and Bruce shacked up in his Malibu "man cave."

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When the drama played out on TV, Bruce said, "To be honest, I just don't see myself going back. We both seem to be doing better with our space."

Along the way, he underwent a dramatic change in appearance, growing out his hair and having additional plastic surgery.

But true to their word, things have remained amicable between the two.

Kris gave Bruce a Twitter shout-out on their 23rd anniversary on April 21.

She also posted an Instagram photo of them — in their younger, less cosmetically enhanced selves — looking happy together.

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In recent months, they were spotted doing some Valentine's Day yoga together and were photographed holdings hands at LAX following a family trip to Thailand, which was taped for their reality series. Earlier in April, when Kris was in the hospital for an undisclosed reason, Bruce was reportedly the one who brought her there.

As far back as July 2012, the couple's marriage was starting to show cracks — or at least it appeared that way on their reality show. When they weren't simply getting on each other's nerves, they were making each other jealous. (Kris secretly met up with an ex-boyfriend, while Bruce struck up a friendship with Angie Everhart on the golf course during one episode.) Then, in November 2012, she refuted a tabloid story that claimed their relationship was over.

"These kind of stories have been circulating for the last couple of years," she told E! at the time. "We're absolutely not filing for divorce. Everything is great. We feel very blessed as a family."

_____________Update Sept. 23, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PT: In his response to the filing, which closely mirrors Kris's, Bruce requests that he retain his own "miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects" as well as "earnings and accumulations ... after the date of separation." He also notes "there are additional separate property assets and obligations, the exact nature and extent of which are not presently known."

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