So much is ambiguous about Bruce Jenner these days — and on Thursday that included whether he’d be continuing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
The speculation kicked off with an exclusive TMZ report that Jenner would be leaving the show after the current season (that’s season nine, which is now airing and also in production). The Olympic medalist reportedly wanted to be away from Hollywood, golfing, flying helicopters, riding motorcycles and spending off-camera time with his kids. Pretty much the same stuff he does now on the show, minus the nagging and the “off-camera” caveat.
Later, in a post about the Kardashians reportedly landing a deal to renew the show for additional seasons, the site referred to Jenner as leaving after “season 10.”
Meanwhile, Kris Jenner talked to E! News — E!, incidentally, is the network that airs the show — saying that the Bruce-is-leaving story was “completely made up” and adding, “We are filming daily with the entire family including Bruce and look forward to filming season 10 in January!”
(So, OK, wait, cameras aren’t rolling on season 10 for another full year? All right, if you say so … maybe they’re giving Kim and Kanye some private time to get married?)
And then Jenner got into the fray, also talking to E! News.
“The reports of me quitting Keeping Up With the Kardashians are completely fabricated,” he said. “I’m currently shooting season nine and look forward to season 10 and any future seasons.
“I love working with my family.”
At that point, TMZ doubled down in an update, responding to the paternal Jenner’s quote by saying, “We can tell you … Bruce WILL NOT be part of the show after this season … period.”
We can’t wait to see what happens. Stay tuned.