12/19/2013 at 02:55 PM EST
It's no secret
that Khloé Kardashian
is going through a difficult time
since filing for divorce
from Lamar Odom. But her mother, Kris Jenner
, says her own separation from husband Bruce Jenner
is just what the couple needed.
"We're great. He's great and I'm great and we're such good friends," Kris said in an interview during the #cirocthenewyear anti drinking and driving pledge party at L.A.'s Mixology 101 on Tuesday. "Sometimes people are just better apart and have better energy."
Kris, 58, said there is no talk of divorce but she and Bruce, 64, are getting along better since separating.
"We don't bicker as much," she said. "We were starting to sound like some old sitcom from the '50s. I listened to myself and didn't like me. Everyone is happier."
And that includes all six of their famous children. "The kids are great," she said. "They notice the difference and how the energy in the house has shifted and how great everyone is."
So will Kris and Bruce be spending time together during the holidays?
"Bruce came over last night because he just had to see the tree again! It's really fun. I get so excited during the holidays," she said. "I get excited when he's coming over. We enjoy seeing each other more now."