Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner both insist that their recently-announced separation was nothing more than a natural progression of events.
The couple was growing apart. Bruce was spending more time in his Malibu home. And each side came to realize that the distance made them happier.
But might there be more to it? Might Kim Kardashian have played some role in this split?
According to a new report, Bruce truly hit a "breaking point" in the marriage when Kim moved into the the family's Calabasas mansion with boyfriend Kanye West and daughter North West this summer.
"It got crazy," an insider tells People. "It was all about Kim and North and no one paid Bruce any attention, especially Kris."
Kourtney and Khloe stop by this residence often, while Kendall and Kylie Jenner still live there. In other words: the presence of Kim, Kanye and baby Nori created quite the chaotic mess for Bruce.
It made the decision to move out permanently an easy one, insiders confirm.
"He's much happier" in Malibu," a friend says, echoing what Jenner himself has said. "He loves it there."
The separation will allow Bruce to spend more time with sons Brandon and Brody (both live in the area) and, have no worries, E! viewers: It won't result in any less air time during Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 9.