Kardashians' mother Kris Jenner and husband separate


Kris and Bruce Jenner

Kris and Bruce Jenner from Keeping Up with the Kardashians have separated after 22 years of marriage.

In a joint statement to E! News the couple said: "We are living separately and we are much happier this way."

"Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority."

The couple have two teenage daughters, Kendall and Kylie, who appear on the reality TV show.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians first started on American network E! in 2007.

Since then there have been eight series of the show, which focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian and Jenner families.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Image caption Kris Jenner is the grandmother of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's child North

Despite separating the couple said they will "always have much love and respect for each other".

Olympic gold medallist Jenner, 63, has four children from previous marriages including Brandon and Sam 'Brody' Jenner, who appeared in their own reality show The Princes of Malibu.

Brody also on appeared The Hills.

He is the stepfather of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.

Kris Jenner, 57, became a grandmother for the third time in June when Kim Kardashian gave birth to North, also known as Nori, her first child with the rapper Kanye West.

Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to a son, Mason, in 2009 and a daughter, Penelope, last year.

Kim has been married twice.

She tied the knot with music producer Damon Thomas when she was 19 and and got divorced three years later.

Then in October 2011 she separated from basketball player Kris Humphries after 72 days together.

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