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Kris And Bruce Jenner Split Will Hopefully End Kardashian Era

Vanessa Gomez |
October 14, 2013 | 12:42 p.m. PDT



Kris and Bruce Jenner split after 22 years of marriage. (Twitter)
Kris and Bruce Jenner split after 22 years of marriage. (Twitter)
For all my fans out there who loved or hated my article a while back about the casting of "50 Shades of Grey," you may think this week's column will be about the news that broke about Charlie Hunnam dropping out of his role playing Christian Grey, but it actually isn't. Some may be disappointed that this week's biggest entertainment story was the news about the split between Kris and Bruce Jenner. 

Before you stop reading, keep with me until at least halfway. If you haven't heard yet, the famous couple have officially split after 22 years of marriage and are not living together any more. They released a statement earlier in the week that said, "We are living separately and we are much happier this way. But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority." Hallelujah and let the angels sing. 

Why is this a big deal people? People separate every single day but since it's the Kardashians and Jenners, the whole world stops. So many rumors have now been circulating the couple whether they are going to get an official divorce but supposedly  can't because they never signed a prenuptial agreement and also if Kris is going to change her last name. I wish I had a megaphone right now and you could hear me. Instead, picture me yelling this at you right now, "Who cares?!" If they don't get a divorce, that's their own problem. If Kris changes her last name, so what? Why do we care so much about the Kardashians? The three Kardashian sisters are fashion designers, the two Jenner daughters are models, Rob is a sock designer, Bruce was an olympian, and Kris is a talk show host slash momager. They aren't doing anything spectacular in the world. 

Part of the reason people are making such a big deal about this is because they know they will be able to sell a lot of articles from this because the Kardashians are such a big brand now. That is partly why entertainment is blowing this story up and following the rumors because they know they will be able to get readership because people care so much about the Kardashians. 

People are designing things every day but for some reason, we like to follow the Kardashians every move outside of their career. They have not done anything incredible in this world. They have designed "affordable" clothing (when a basic purse priced at $75 is considered affordable, let me know) and have shown up to events. They don't have any big charities that we should be thanking them for. So why are we so obsessed with everything they do? I honestly don't know because I myself am not a fan of the Kardashians. 

It's ridiculous how much time people spend obsessing over the Kardashians, and the split of Bruce and Kris is no different. So many couples have split up in Hollywood and there hasn't been this much press coverage on any of those couples. In general, so many couples split on a regular basis that this shouldn't be something we are surprised over and obsessing over. 

I'm hoping this split of Kris and Bruce will help end this obsessive era people have with the Kardashians. Since Kris and Bruce have split, things are rocky with Khloe and Lamar, and Kim is dating Kanye, I really think this era will end within the next year. Hopefully they realize they shouldn't renew their reality show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," because really we aren't keeping up with them any more. They aren't the family they started out with in the beginning. I'm hoping this will be their last season of the show and will realize they don't have any reason for anyone to keep up with them. 

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