Are Kris Jenner and her boyfriend, Corey Gamble, on the rocks ahead of Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 12?
In recent photos snapped of the couple at LAX, Kris Jenner and Gamble are seen making their way out of the airport as Gamble holds Kris Jenner's blue purse, and according to a report, the 35-year-old looked "miserable" while doing so.
On April 12, OK! Magazine said Gamble was on "purse duty" as his 60-year-old girlfriend was seen texting, seemingly proving who wears the pants in their relationship.
Whipped?The magazine went on to reveal that Gamble allegedly rebelled against his "Mr. Kris Jenner" persona earlier this year by demanding a huge pay rise to appear on Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 12, and claiming that if Kris Jenner didn't award him more money, he would break up with her.
Corey Gamble Looks Miserable Carrying Kris Jenner's Purse After Salary Battle! https://t.co/2HZhRhdVYz
— OK! Magazine USA (@OKMagazine) April 13, 2016
"He's sick of being pushed around and is speaking up for himself a lot more these days," the source told OK! Magazine last month.
At the time, the magazine source claimed Gamble "makes around 20k a month, plus expenses" for his tasks, which allegedly include "minding Kourtney [Kardashian], baby-sitting for her kids, running errands for [Kris Jenner] and even acting as her official masseur."
"He figures that with all the other chores [Kris Jenner] gives him it's nowhere near enough," the source added, revealing he gets paid "very little" for appearing as her boyfriend on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Kris Jenner and her toyboy beau Corey Gamble jet out of LA https://t.co/EQ30rx3j3U pic.twitter.com/p9bzcxQkhcJust days after news of Gamble's alleged salary demands hit the web, a second report by OK! Magazine claimed Kris Jenner and her boyfriend "aren't really in love."
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) April 12, 2016
"Their arrangement has become more of a publicity stunt and a 'trade' at this point," a source told Page Six. "They aren't really in love and there isn't much longevity. Everyone is just waiting for [Kris Jenner] to clip it."
The report said that Gamble is "given a stipend [by Kris Jenner]" but the momager is reportedly "super satisfied" with "what goes on behind closed doors."
Kris Jenner began dating Gamble in late 2014, one year after splitting from her former husband, Bruce Jenner, who has since debuted his new life as a woman named Caitlyn Jenner. However, it wasn't until 2015 when fans finally met Gamble on Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 11.
Since then, the couple has been bombarded with rumors of a possible split, and rumors of an engagement, which surfaced at the end of last year.
Around the time of Kris Jenner's birthday, she surfaced with a suspicious yellow diamond ring on her engagement finger, and right away, engagement rumors swirled. However, rather than address the rumors, Kris Jenner stayed silent and continued to be spotted with the mysterious ring.
While many believed that the ring was nothing more than a piece of elaborate jewelry, possibly given to her as a birthday present, her continuous appearances with the rock in late 2015 seemed to hint that it was worth mentioning. Then, a few months later, Kris Jenner stopped wearing the ring, and rumors of her and Gamble's potential engagement came to an end.
For more of Kris Jenner and her relationship with Corey Gamble, tune into Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 12, premiering on Sunday, May 1, at 9 p.m. on the E! Network. To hear all about Kris Jenner's type, check out a clip from her recent appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show below.
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