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Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner have been fighting off divorce rumors all year, and now Kim Kardashian is coming to their defense. In a post to her Celebuzz blog, the reality star explained why her mother and stepfather were sitting apart from each other at a Los Angeles Clippers game on Christmas day.
"It was funny how everyone made a big deal about Bruce and my mom not sitting together, saying it was fueling these ridiculous divorce rumors," Kim wrote on Friday. "Well I got four court-side seats, so Kanye [West] and I obviously sat in two of them and then we wanted Khloe [Kardashian Odom] up front too, since it’s her husband [Lamar Odom] playing, and the mom joined us, too."
Kim said that her mother had also purchased eight additional seats "right behind" the courtside seats, and that's where Bruce was sitting. In fact, Bruce and Kris actually were sitting together for half the game.
"I started to feel a little ill (I caught the flu over the Christmas holidays!) so Kanye and I left at half time and Bruce came to the front and sat with my mom," Kim explained. "It’s a simple as that! Not everything is as dramatic as the media make it out to be!"
The New York Post was one of those "dramatic" sources, claiming that Bruce was sitting "between two gorgeous women" at the basketball game, and that therefore "the reality TV power couple could be heading straight to splitsville." Seems like a stretch. But Star magazine and its affiliated gossip site, Radar Online, have also reported that Bruce and Kris' marriage is on the rocks.
"They have become a brand and both fear that they will lose their fame if they separate," a source told Radar earlier this month. "They are staying together now pretty much just for career purposes."
Other media outlets, including The Huffington Post, have reported that the split rumors are bogus. And in a paparazzi video taken shortly before Christmas, the couple was laughing and goofing off like lovestruck teenagers.
Kris and Bruce also faced divorce rumors this summer, after an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians showed Kris meeting with an old flame. In other words, they basically started that rumor themselves. Guess any gossip is good gossip?