The self-proclaimed “Queen of F**king Everything” had reportedly already told “Us” weekly magazine about the split, but made a deal with the mag to keep the news quiet in exchange for an exclusive story.
“Kris has known the day of the separation announcement for some time now,” a Kardashian insider revealed. “But she needed to time it publicly so it made sense with the show, so as to not alienate fans and not lose any more viewers.”
Sources tell the paper Kris - who admitted she has been separated from Bruce for a year - feeds “Us” magazine her version of stories in exchange for exclusives and positive stories about the family. But that’s not all, the mag has allegedly made millions in deals with the family over the years. And according to the report, Kris has forced a photo agency to sell paparazzi photos to the magazine, as exclusives.
Meanwhile, Kris has chosen a good time to stage the story about her separation from Bruce. The family's reality show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” has experienced a major decline in viewers and Kim Kardashian’s baby shower episode reportedly pulled in the lowest ratings of the season. Earlier this month, industry insiders told Radar Online the numbers are so low the show could be canceled.