Kris Jenner Talks Bruce Jenner Split: 'We Are Better People And Happier' Apart

10/31/2013 04:11pm ET | Updated October 31, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Television personalities Kris Jenner (L) and Bruce Jenner (R) attend day 1 of the Reality Rocks Expo at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

Kris Jenner may have recently separated from her husband Bruce Jenner, but if you believe the reality matriarch, the pair are as close as ever.

The E! star sat down with friend Kathie Lee Gifford for Gifford's weekly podcast on Wednesday and gave some insight into what life has been like for the couple since they announced their split after 22 years earlier this month.

"We're just separated," Jenner told Gifford. "We are better people and happier just spending time apart than we are spending time together. It's just what we need to do right now."

Jenner added: "I would rather have him in my life as a friend than not in my life at all."

We shouldn't be too surprised by the Kardashian matriarch's comments, given how much time the pair have been spending together lately. Just this past Sunday, Kris joined her estranged husband and the rest of the family for his 64th birthday dinner. And on Tuesday, the pair got together again to celebrate daughter Kendall's 18th birthday at Six Flags Magic Mountain -- an event documented on Instagram in typical Jenner/Kardashian fashion:

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Hey, the family that plays together, stays together -- separated or not.

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