It looks as though Bruce Jenner won’t be suiting up in sparkly gear and tackling the two-step on Dancing With the Stars anytime soon, but was the choice to turn down the show his own?
A source close to the star tells HollywoodLife that Bruce’s plan to follow in the footsteps of kids Rob and Kim was thwarted by none other than his estranged wife, Kris Jenner. While Bruce was reportedly looking forward to showing the world how his athletic prowess translates to the dance floor, Kris wasn’t having it and made his decision for him.
“Kris was not about to let the spotlight be off of her and she didn't want him doing it,” reveals a pal. “She put a stop to his deals and that’s why he backed out at the last minute.”
Adds the friend, “Kris was the reason and Bruce is bummed about it.”
While it doesn’t seem totally inconceivable that Kris would put a kibosh on Bruce’s Dancing dreams, it seems just as likely that the 64-year-old Olympian pulled out of the running for the hit show himself.
In the months since he and Kris announced their split, Bruce has reportedly grown disillusioned with Hollywood, and is doing his best to start a normal life with his kids — far from the camera’s prying eye.
Do you believe that Kris is the reason we won’t be seeing Bruce on DWTS?