Kris Jenner is reportedly dating a new man, Ben Flajnik, from ABC’s “The Bachelor.” The reality star’s estranged husband, Bruce Jenner, says he could care less who she dates since the couple split in early October.
While Kris, 58, and Ben, 31, have been spotted throughout Los Angeles, Bruce, 64, says he is very happy.
“Bruce is saying that Kris is now someone else’s problem,” an insider said. “He’s never been happier living alone in Malibu.” Though Bruce and Kris, who still see each other at family get-togethers, have clearly gone their separate ways, they won’t be ending their marriage anytime soon. “They’re planning to file for divorce once their reality show concludes at the end of 2015,” a source said, noting that filming for Keeping Up With The Kardashians show will be completed in mid-2014.
“Kris thinks a long drawn-out separation will keep viewers coming back for more and the show needs it, at the moment,” the source added. Kris won’t be going public with Ben anytime soon either. “It’s all about preserving the brand,’ reports Radar Online. “It would look really bad if Kris was publicly in a relationship with a much younger man after just announcing the split with Bruce.”
That means the floppy hair San Franciscan shouldn’t expect an invitation to Kris’ annual Christmas Eve party.
“Kris will keep her boy toy away from her family,” the report claimed. “She knows if Ben were to make an appearance at her holiday festivities, tongues would be wagging.”
On Monday Us Weekly reported this May-December couple works because “she’s been taking him everywhere and paying for everything – a total sugar mama.”
The two reality stars have a 27 year age gap. However, the Bachelor star was already telling People the momager is “beautiful” but they’re just “friends.” Ben’s reaction to the UsWeekly cover story was lengthy.
“We have some really great things in the works, and this is frustrating because it’s not the light I wanted shed on our projects,” he insisted to People.
“It is like you can’t do anything without people thinking you’re hooking up or in a relationship.”
As for driving her car out of her Hidden Hills neighborhood, he has an explanation for that too.
“I happened to be in L.A. and I didn’t have a car, so she let me borrow hers,” he said. “She wasn’t even there. Her assistant opened up the garage and just said, ‘Pick one.’”