Kris Jenner was photographed not wearing her wedding band when she went shopping at a mall on Thursday. The spotting has caused further speculation that she and her husband Bruce Jenner are separated.
Kris was seen leaving the Topanga Mall with her friend Jonathan Cheban, her daughter Kim Kardashian's BFF and handler. The reality stars were eating corn dogs purchased from Hot Dog On A Stick as they headed to their waiting cars.
See the photos of Kris Jenner photographed without her wedding ring here.
Radar Online reported on Sept. 1 that the Jenners have had a "loveless" marriage for quite some time. Insiders revealed the couple have not been intimate for quite some time.
"They've had problems for a long time and have been separated for months," a source close to the couple said. "They haven't slept together in years. It's basically a business relationship at this point. Their marriage is over."
Which explains why the pair told their children in a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians season 8 that during happy times in their marriage they once filmed a sex tape.
Kris is aware she has been spotted without her wedding ring for a while, said the insider, so she ensured that the commercials for her talk show Kris featured her wearing her wedding band.
"There were also promos for her talk show [Kris] that she wouldn't approve because she realized she wasn't wearing her ring in them" a source said, adding, "She made sure they never saw the light of day."
The insider also revealed the real reason Bruce has been living in Malibu for several months-- "he is sick of the Kardashian machine and Kris' antics."
"He knows she's making him look foolish. This is a man who was called the best U.S. athlete of all time. But he's so broken down. Kris has sucked the life out of him."
On Wednesday, Mail Online published photos of Bruce looking glum as he left a local supermarket pushing a cart full of groceries and then unloaded them into his car.
Kris' mood, however, was quite the opposite this week when she was photographed on Tuesday. When she went to see the Broadway play Chicago in New York City, she went backstage and took a photo of herself being picked up by a group of four chiseled male dancers wearing sheer shirts in which she is shown laughing at the scene.
Kris told Access Hollywood in June that Bruce was living alone in their shared Malibu vacation home. She admitted that their main home "does get a little congested" and added "It's a wonderful idea. It's amazing to have a little bit of space."
Her stepson, Brody Jenner, however, debunked the separation rumors. He said reports that the couple is headed for divorce are "just rumors."
"I stay out of their business but as far as I'm concerned, they haven't split up," Brody reportedly said in the print edition of United Kingdom's NOW. "Dad's been in Malibu - he grew up out here - and the press has made a big deal of it. It's nothing to do with them breaking up."
Brody confirmed Kris stays in their Calabasas home to tend to her daughter Kim Kardashian and her baby North West. The new mother and her boyfriend, Kanye West, moved into the Kris' home ahead of North's June 15 birth. They are staying there until renovations are complete on their Bel Air mansion.\
Kris' daughter Khloe Kardashian might also be wearing her wedding ring for publicity reasons. It has been rumored that she is also living apart from her husband, NBA player Lamar Odom, due to his rumored cheating and admitted drug use.
Kardashian's younger sister Kendall Jenner has also had relationship troubles-- she reportedly broke up with her high school sweetheart, college football player Julian Brooks. An insider cited in the latest issue of Star said the reality star feared he was cheating on her because he would be unavailable for several days at a time.