It’s true: Kris and Bruce Jenner are officially splitsville. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” matriarch filed for divorce from Olympian husband Bruce Jenner.
The Los Angeles Times has confirmed that Jenner filed papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court this past Monday, citing “irreconcilable differences” according to court documents.
After having been married for over 22 years, the Jenners announced that they were separated and had been living apart last October. The story line was depicted in detail on their popular E! reality television series.
The Kardashian “momager” — as she is often referred to — 58, listed the separation date as June 1, 2013, as read on the filing. Jenner is also requesting joint and legal custody of the youngest of their two children, 17 year old model Kylie Jenner. Her old sister Kendall Jenner, who is also a model, turned 18 last November. Kylie and mom Kris Jenner recently drew media and public scrutiny for Kylie’s alleged use of lip fillers.
Celebrity news media outlets Radar Online and TMZ were the very first to report the filings, with the latter reporting that Kris Jenner is also requesting to keep her jewelry and assets from the date and time of their year-long separation. The Jenners’ other property is to be divvied up at a later time and divorce proceedings continue. TMZ also reported that unlike most celebrity marriages, the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement.
Kris Jenner filed without a divorce lawyer, with Bruce filing his response on Monday as well. It’s been reported that the couple coordinated their moves with the help of top divorce attorneys over the course of the last few months.
“While I’m sure there are some people that are able to successfully navigate the waters of filing for divorce “pro se”, i.e. without an attorney, I have yet to run into one of them. We receive calls from people that have lost tens of thousands of dollars because they thought they could do it themselves. Tread carefully in this area,” says Carla Zolman, Attorney at Zolman Law Firm.
“We are living separately and we are much happier this way,” the Jenners told E! News in a 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.”
Ironically, shortly after news of their separation broke, the couple claimed they had no plans to divorce. The Jenners recently celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary this past April, and even went as far as to post pictures on social media.
The Jenner divorce filing is just one of a recent string of celebrity divorces, including Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, and most recently rapper Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West’s former flame Amber Rose. Though divorces of all kinds, regardless of celebrity status, are unfortunate, it seems the the top divorce attorneys in Hollywood will not be short on clientele.