American socialite Kris Jenner and former Olympic star Bruce Jenner have separated after 22 years of marriage. (Reuters)
 Olympic star Bruce Jenner and American socialite Kris Jenner have separated after 22 years of marriage (Reuters)

Kris and Bruce Jenner recently announced their divorce after going on a year-long trial separation.

The reality TV couple have remained amicable and continue to appear in episodes of their hit show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Here at IBtimes UK, we have taken a look at a few of the reasons why the marriage didn't work out.

Kris Jenner wants to be a Kardashian

The "momager" has previously admitted in the reality show that she would like to change her surname back to the name she aquired from her former marriage to Robert Kardashian. To Bruce's dismay, she explained the Kardashian moniker is better for her career and will enable her to share the limelight with her daughters.

Kris Jenner Not to Change Her Name Post Separation/Reuters
Kris Jenner allegedly wants to change her name back to Kardashian

Bruce Jenner supposedly wants to be a woman

According to reports, Bruce is allegedly in the process of having a sex change. During recent months he has been pictured sporting long womenly hair, smooth legs and even had a procedure to have his adam's apple shaved down.

Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner has again sparked sex change rumours after he was spotted with suspiciously smooth legs. Getty

Kris Jenner "the Cougar"

The brunette star has been seen on the Kardashians show and out in public with a string of younger men who she has admitted to having a "great time" with.

Last year, US Weekly reported Jenner, 58 had a romantic affair with Batchelor star Ben Flajnik, 31, who was pictured driving her Bentley. The mother of six has also been linked to ex-Los Angeles Heat footballer Todd Waterman and Kim Kardashian's best friend and PR expert Jonathan Cheban.

Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner

Bruce Jenner dislikes the fame

Bruce, 64, allegedly wants to live a life outside of the spotlight and is tired of Kris's obsession with fame.

The Olympic gold medalist reportedly values real achievements over publicity and would prefer to relax on the golf course or go sailing instead of attending red-carpet events.

He reportedly even moved to a new house in Malibu in a bid to escape the media storm around the Kardashians.

Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner on a sailboat during photo shoot on 28 September 1980 Getty/John G. Zimmerman

Kris Jenner superstar

The businesswoman and TV personality allegedly believes marriage slows her down her celebrity lifestyle. She has already tried her hand at being a talk show host and on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she recently admitted to wanting to star in a Broadway show.

Kris reportedly wants to spend her next few years taking her fame to Kim's level. Her plans allegedly include a toyboy lover, music career, magazine covers and even an acting role.

Kris Jenner Shows Off Her Cleavage In New Swimsuit Shot
Kris Jenner reportedly wants to start a music and acting career Twitter