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Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY

Gossip sites have been abuzz with rumors about the state of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's marriage, but it seems that another relationship was going under at the same time.

Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner and husband Bruce Jenner announced their separation this afternoon.

"We are living separately and we are much happier this way," the couple tells E!, home to their family's many reality shows. "But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority."

The couple celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary this spring and have laughed off reports of marital strife in the past.

The Jenners have two teen daughters together -- Kylie and Kendall -- and Kris is also mother to reality stars Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.

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