krisbrucedivorce.jpgBruce and Kris in happier times - September 2012

kjennerEXCL100813_02_460-1.jpgKris Jenner today at the exact time of the separation announcement

We knew this was coming!

Kris and Bruce Jenner have officially separated after 22 years of marriage, E! News confirms. And X17online has the first pix of KJ since the announcement. The matriarch was headed toward the family office this afternoon in her white Mercedes G-Wagon, with a bit of a scowl on her face ...

This would explain why she hasn't been wearing her wedding ring the past couple weeks!

Rumors that the couple was on the rocks have been circulating for some time now, and it was well known that the former Olympian spent a significant amount of time at his Malibu "man cave," but the pair had dismissed the reports until now.

    "We are living separately and we are much happier this way. 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," they said in a statement.

We doubt there's a pre-nup involved, so Kris better get ready to fork over her hard-earned momager cash!

We caught the Kardashian family matriarch on a date with Britney Spears' ex-fiance Jason Trawick the other night ... She clearly doesn't waste any time!

jennertrawickEXCL100613_03_460-2.jpgKris and Jason on a dinner date Sunday night