Bruce and Kris Jenner might not be cohabitating anymore, but that doesn’t mean the estranged couple won’t continue to share a reality show. Over the past few days, rumors have been swirling that Bruce has decided to throw up his middle finger at the Kardashian brand, E! Network and everyone else involved with the hit reality show he’s a part of, but if Kris is to be believed, that’s not the case. In fact, she’s willing to go on record that the family’s patriarch will return to the cash cow.
Speaking to E! Online, Jenner told the outlet the entire family will be back for more shenanigans when the reality show begins to shoot new episodes at the very beginning of next year. Here’s a portion of her exact quote…
"This story is completely made up. We are filming daily with the entire family including Bruce and look forward to filming season 10 in January!"
While Bruce has participated in the reality show and many of the publicity appearances in the years since Keeping Up With The Kardashians began, he’s never really seemed super invested in being more famous. He won his Gold Medal back in 1976 and now seems more interested in playing golf and having weird plastic surgeries than mugging for the camera. So, without his wife making an issue out of it, the rumor, put forward by TMZ, certainly seemed plausible. Kris would have you believe it’s not, but then again, she’s also invested in keeping up with appearances. So, don’t head to Vegas and wager all your money on Bruce coming back. There’s probably a 10% chance she’s either intentionally lying or just hasn’t been informed of the ex-Olympian’s decision.
Bruce is far from the most important character on the show. In fact, he’s often seen just rolling his eyes or sitting down in the background of scenes, but in a weird way, that pushback is actually needed. He’s the everyman. He’s the reciprocal force the inherent ridiculousness of his estranged wife and daughters need to keep from going over the edge, and without him, I’m not sure Keeping Up With The Kardashians wouldn’t just cave in on itself.
A lot can happen between now and next January, and since a healthy percentage of the world loves talking about the Kardashians for some reason, expect to hear a hell of a lot of comments and rumors about it moving forward.
Until then, you can check out this fascinating retrospective on Bruce’s Olympic career…