Keeping Up With the Kardashians is back for a new season on Sunday, and Bruce Jenner is in the spotlight. Teasers released by E! include a conversation Jenner has with stepdaughter Kourtney Kardashian, during which Jenner admits his divorce from Kris has left him feeling isolated.
“Sometimes I feel so separated. Kardashians are over here, the Jenners over here, little me in the middle. We gotta keep the family going.”
Bruce and Kris Jenner were married for 23 years and have two children together, daughters Kendall and Kylie. He told Kourtney that his physical distance from the rest of the family — including, assumedly, his Kardashian stepdaughters — has taken a toll.
“Living by myself out in Malibu has been really good. I kind of have my freedom. I’ve got a whole house to myself. The tough part comes with sometimes, you get pretty lonely to not see the kids every day. I certainly wish they would be spending more time out at my house.”
As for his ex-wife Kris, he said he missed what the Kardashians are best known for.
“I know I love the peace and quiet out here. Sometimes I miss a little bit of the drama.”
The Daily Mail reported on another teaser clip, which involved the Kardashian sisters’ displeasure with Bruce for apparently pursuing a relationship with their mother’s friend, Ronda Kamihira. Kourtney also lets the women know about Bruce’s loneliness and his desire to see them more.
Bruce Jenner is reportedly undergoing a gender transition and his experiences will be broadcast as part of an E! docuseries. Jenner’s recent involvement in a fatal car accident may have put the docuseries on hold.
Kris Jenner is known as a powerful figure in the Kardashian clan, and during her marriage to Bruce was often portrayed as controlling and overly assertive. Bruce told Kourtney that despite the benefits of his new found independence, it is an adjustment to live without Kris.
“Kris at times can be opinionated, and I kind of enjoy being able to make my own decisions, but Kris and I spent 23 years together every day, all the time. Sometimes it’s a little tough.”
In another teaser clip summarized by the Daily Mail, Kim Kardashian says Bruce’s new romantic involvement with Ronda, if it is indeed true, puts strain on the family’s ability to remain united.
“It’s hard enough already to keep a family together after divorce. Throwing this into the mix, it could be hurtful.”
[Kris and Bruce Jenner image courtesy of Getty]