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Bruce Jenner, the 63-year-old Olympic gold medalist who married reality television star matriarch Kris Jenner, is not ready to date despite being estranged from his wife.
Bruce and Kris, the 57-year-old manager and matriarch of the infamous Kardashian clan that appears on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," announced their split after 22 years of marriage recently.
"We are living separately and we are much happier this way," the Jenners said in a joint statement to E! News. "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."
Still, Bruce insists he is not ready to enter the dating world just yet.
"No! We're not going there. I have my family, I have my kids," Jenner told People magazine recently. "All my time is filled."
While the Jenners have two daughters together, Kris' four children from a previous marriage have come to look to him as a father figure. Rob Kardashian, Kris' son, spoke about his support for Bruce despite the recent separation.
"Bruce to me is always be my dad. He's been in my life since I was two years old and that will never change and… same with my sisters," Kardashian, 26, told Entertainment Tonight recently. "Even between my mom and Bruce there's no negative, bad blood… I don't think they can be in a happier place right now."
Bruce seemed to agree with Rob's assessment of the situation.
"I'm doing great. Kris is happy, I'm happy. Nobody is filing for divorce," he told People. "Kris has her own place and I have my own place. There's no animosity. Everything is good."
Kris also echoed Bruce's sentiments.
"We're actually really good. Bruce and I are best friends and we actually have a lot of mutual love and respect for one another," Jenner told Entertainment Tonight recently. "… So I think that when you read into a lot of the rubbish that's being printed and on the internet and on the tabloids it's just crap. Nobody knows what's going on except Bruce or [myself] but we're just fabulous."