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Bruce Jenner has reportedly been getting closer to his former ex-wife Linda Thompson, 63, in the wake of news that Bruce and his wife Kris have been separated for nearly a year.
The two have two sons, 32-year-old Brandon and Brody, 30, who formally appeared on MTV's The Hills.
"Bruce has been spending a lot of time with Linda and the boys in Malibu over the last few months," a Jenner family insider told Radar Online.
"Linda has lived in Malibu for decades and leads a very normal life, away from the spotlight - the opposite of the Kardashians and Jenners.
Bruce and Kris have been subject to divorce reports for several months and have two children together, Kendall and Kylie, in addition to other children from previous relationships.
In a statement Kris, 57, and Bruce, 63, revealed that their family is their number one priority.
"We are living separately and we are much happier this way but we will always have much love and respect for each other," the couple told E! News. "Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our No. 1 priority," they added.
On a previous episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" viewers saw Bruce, a former Olympic champion, move out of the couple's marital home in a bid to have his own space. While this fueled divorce speculation, family members insisted they were still happily married.
"They're not having problems, but they still like to live apart, which is definitely different," Kris' daughter Khloe Kardashian told talk show host Jay Leno in June.
"You know, Bruce and my mom, they wanted some... In my house there is a man room for Lamar. A room, not a different house. So I think they took my idea and ran with it," she continued. "They got another house and Bruce stays there sometimes."
Critics are now speculating whether the estranged couple is headed for a divorce. Sources claim Kris, whose empire is estimated to be worth $125 million, and Bruce did not sign a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married.