FILE - This Feb. 16, 2010 file photo originally released by shows 1976 Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner during an event to raise awareness about the risks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the DRIVE4COPD "Race for the Missing Millions" pit stop in Los Angeles. "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" family patriarch Bruce Jenner, the 1976 decathlon gold medalist, will head to London to be part of the E! team there later this month. E! became one of NBC Universal's stable of networks a year and a half ago. The company is building a studio for E! so celebrities and athletes can stop by for interviews. Its coverage, anchored by Giuliana Rancic, will be featured on E!'s entertainment newscasts, which run weeknights at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. (AP Photo/www.Drive4COPD, Casey Rodgers, file)

London - Bruce Jenner is "happier" not living with his wife Kris.

The couple split in October last year with Bruce staying in Malibu,
California, while Kris lives at the family home in Calabasas, and on
last night's (19.01.14) episode of reality show 'Keeping up with the
Kardashians' viewers saw the tense meeting where he told her he wasn't
coming back.

Bruce told Kris: "We both have to admit that the energy between us
seems to be better when we are apart right now.

"We have been together for 23 years and it seems to be now that we are
doing better being apart and seeing each other here and there.

"I have already called the real estate agent and extended the lease."
Surprised, Kris, 58, told him: "Don't you think we should have talked
about that?"

Bruce responded: "I just did it, I just can't see myself going back to
be honest with you.

"We both seem to be doing better with our space. I am not looking to
get divorced or anything but having our space is kinda nice.

"Why should we feel pressure from the media and public opinion to
define our marriage?"

Kris - who has daughters Kendall, 18, and Kylie, 16, with Bruce -
became teary, but agreed with her husband.

She said: "We have to define our marriage the way we want it to be. I
have thought about this for a long time and wondered where this is all
going and I think we both just need to be happy, I really do. Isn't
that the bottom line? Life is so short."

Kendall - half sister to Kris' daughters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney from
her marriage to Robert Kardashian - wasn't happy with the decision.

She said: "I don't want to live like I have divorced parents. Why do
you care about being alone out here so much when your wife and kids,
who are still growing up, are in another house?"

However, Kylie was more understanding, telling Bruce: "If you are
happier for yourself here then you should be here." - Bang Showbiz