In the explosive season nine premiere, we saw the exact moment that Bruce and Kris separated — he sat down with Kris and broke the news to her that he didn’t want to move back in.
After spending time at the Malibu beach house, Bruce Jenner decided he didn’t want to move back in to Kris Jenner‘s home with the family — and he told her on the season nine premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Bruce Jenner To Kris Jenner: ‘We’re Better When We’re Apart’
While the world was shocked when Bruce and Kris publicly announced they were splitting, we didn’t think we’d have the chance to see it all go down!
In the beginning of the Jan. 19th premiere, Kris told Bruce that the lease for his beach house was up in ten days, and that she wanted him to move back in so that the media would stop making up rumors about them. However, after Bruce came over and saw there was literally no room in their house for his stuff with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and baby North West all living there too, he decided he didn’t want to move back in — and that they were better off apart.
“We both just seem to be doing better with our space,” Bruce said. “I’m not looking to get divorced or anything, but having our space is kinda nice. Why should we feel pressure from the media and public opinion to define our marriage?”
Kris Agrees ‘Life Is So Short’ To Be Unhappy
“We both have to admit that the energy between us seems to be better when we’re apart right now — we’ve been together for 23 years. It seems to be we’re doing better being apart, and just seeing each other here and there,” Bruce told Kris after telling her he extended the lease at the Malibu house. “To be honest with you, I can’t see it going back.”
It was definitely an emotional moment — but Bruce made a good point, saying that if they’re both happy, then why change it?
“We have to define our marriage the way we want it to be,” Kris agrees. “I think that we just both need to be happy. Isn’t that the bottom line? Life is so short.”
It was a little strange that afterward they decided to open a bottle of champagne to toast “to the house.”
Unfortunately — not all reactions were as cordial as Kris’ was — see Kendall’s reaction here.
Were you shocked by that moment? Were you surprised they showed it on the premiere? Let us know, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta