Bruce and Kris -- Who Said We Separated?

Bruce and Kris Jenner may have decided to consciously re-couple, because they not only held hands together as they arrived back in the U.S. ... Bruce seemed to say they were never apart.

Kris and Bruce were at LAX, returning from Thailand, when one of the photogs asked if they were together again. Listen closely ... he says, "We've been together."

And ... it looks like both are wearing their wedding rings.