Brody Jenner joined the Kardashian clan this year on the hit TV show, after years of wisely keeping his distance -- and cementing his own fame on The Hills. But he joined the cast ostensibly to finally get to see more of his dad, Bruce Jenner, who he probably wasn't going to see otherwise. But he may already regret it, as he's run straight up against the cyclopean force known as Kris Jenner, his stepmom. As the show has revealed, the two aren't exactly close, and Brody blames Kris for his distant relationship with his dad. In fact, he supposedly would prefer they get a divorce.
A source tells RadarOnline about Brody:
[He] wishes his dad would just divorce Kris. Bruce and Kris are leading separate lives and don’t even share a bedroom together anymore. He has been spending a lot of time at his Malibu rental without Kris. Brody wants to be closer to his dad, but it’s very hard with Kris in the picture, because she always has to make everything about her.
Woah. While Brody might be right that Bruce and Kris should divorce, he better just stay away from that one. Ain't nobody on this Earth gonna win a fight with Kris Jenner. Except maybe TV critics, who are panning her new talk show.
Brody apparently blames Kris's interference for the fact that he grew up not ever seeing his dad. The source says:
Kris wouldn’t let Bruce spend time with Brody and Brandon when they were young because it would be time kept away from her, and when Kris became pregnant with Kendall and Kylie, the boys hardly ever saw their father. Kris is very persistent and used to getting what she wants, and Brody and Brandon suffered because of it.
While it's tempting to blame the new wife (Brody's mom is Jenner's ex, Linda Thompson) for a father shirking his parental responsibilities, the fact is that Bruce is an adult who could have stood up for himself. This man was an Olympic champion -- surely he could get past Kris to see his sons if he truly wanted to.
It's interesting to see how supermom Kris wasn't much of a stepmom to Brody and Brandon. Considering how she has micromanaged her six children into superstardom, you would have thought she could have spared a few moments to bond with Bruce's other kids, especially considering how Bruce took on Kris's four kids from her first marriage as if they were his own.
But I can't say I'm surprised by anything Kris does. I'm rooting for Brody to reconnect with Bruce and for Bruce to see the light, but I won't hold my breath waiting for it.
Do you think Bruce and Kris will divorce?
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