The Kardashian clan was all over the map tonight on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I refuse to even comment on the whole plot line involving Scott Disick getting his lordship on in London, other than to say it was a ridiculous waste of time and made him more despicable than ever.
So let's move on to something worth discussing -- the marriage of Kris and Bruce Jenner ... or what's left of it. While much of the show is clearly scripted, I don't think there's any faking the real animosity between the two. She's constantly taking shots at him, and while there are a few sweet moments here and there, the overwhelming sense is that their marriage is destined for trouble. Tonight felt like one big push from Kris Jenner to show that she's not the bad guy in all of it.
It didn't work very well.
For years we've seen her belittle and put Bruce down, and tonight was no different. When Bruce said he hated driving a Rolls-Royce because it felt pretentious and he didn't think it was good for his image, she snapped back that his image wasn't any good anyway. "Your image is you always look like a hot mess," she told him, then followed that up by calling him an idiot.
Even Khloe and Kourtney feel bad for Bruce, saying she's mean to him and doesn't give him any respect. "I 100 percent think that my mom does not give Bruce any respect," Khloe said. "And she definitely avoids involving Bruce in her life more often than not."
So when Khloe was traveling to Boston with Kris and Bruce, Kris was thrilled that Khloe would finally see the real, dark side of Bruce that she says she sees. She claims the kids never see it because Bruce is rarely around and she shields them from it. "No one but me sees this crazy side of him."
First of all, that's ridiculous to think that if he has this horribly angry, negative side to him that in all of their years together, the kids have never seen a glimpse of it. Yeah right. Then while in Boston, the only point Kris proved is that Bruce is a little bit anal about trying to get places on time. He had a little snap, but it was no big deal. He didn't call her names or demean her, and it certainly wasn't some big revelation about the monster lying within him.
Khloe ended up apologizing to her mom, saying she could now see her point, but it wasn't convincing. No, Bruce isn't perfect, but nothing we saw tonight justified the way we've seen Kris treat him over the years. Even if we did see a slightly more angry side of Bruce, the only thing it proved is that their relationship isn't in a good place.
How bad is it? Rumors have it that she and her ex Todd Waterman are still seeing each other, and if they're true, I'm thinking things could be headed south soon. I hope not, but tonight did nothing to erase any doubts about the rocky nature of their relationship.
Do you think Bruce and Kris Jenner's marriage will last?
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