Just last week I gave the marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries until the end of 2012… apparently I gave them WAY too much credit. Oops! Live and learn.
After 72 not-so-blissful days of marriage, rumors of Kardashian filing for divorce from the New Jersey Nets forward were confirmed Monday with a tweet from Ryan Seacrest, who produces E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
@RyanSeacrest: “Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning. I touched base with her, getting a statement in just a few mins”
After putting on a $10 million show (errr, wedding) with over 450 guests, Kardashian will not seek an annulment, and will cite irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing, according to TMZ.
Truly heartbreaking, I know. As for the reason why these two lovebirds couldn’t make it work, well, no official details on that yet, and I have a feeling I know why.
This marriage was a sham. Period. Not to sound like an Obama Birther, but can I see their marriage license? The original, not a copy please.
A few weeks ago I was told by a source close to the situation that the Kardashian camp had contacted then-New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari’s “people,” asking if he would be interested in dating Kim for her reality show, Kim and Kourtney Take New York. Galinari declined, and shortly after, Kim “met” Humphries, and the rest was history. This was confirmed with further detail in wetpaint.com’s exclusive story that was picked up by the New York Post last week.
(read the original blog post here… http://pepperonsports.tumblr.com/post/11996976421/knicks-before-nets-on-the-scouting-report-where-kim )
In response to the demise of this business relationship, errr, marriage, Darren Rovell, the host of CNBC’s Sports Biz gave us this enlightening tidbit via twitter:
@darrenrovell: “Kris Humphries grossed $16.9 million over his 7-year NBA career. His TV marriage to Kim Kardashian was worth $17 million.”
For Kim, the wedding was just one sliver of a projected $1 billion pie that she and her family will earn throughout the years. As for the 26-year-old Humphries, the production surely provided him a pretty penny, and even more than that, gave him fame.
If Kim actually files for divorce (and not at a courthouse on the Warner Brothers lot in Hollywood), that implies that she and Humphries are legally married, thus there goes my ‘birther’-like conspiracy theory.
Whether their union was fact or fiction, there’s no doubt that Humphries will receive a nice severance package that was surely in place from the get-go. The timing is probably beneficial for Humphries who can wash his hands of the Kardashians, cash his check and get back to focusing on basketball with enough time to prepare for the start of a shortened NBA season, whenever that may be.
As for 31-year-old Kimmy K, she’ll bounce back, like she always does. I’ll give her three months of public mourning until she’s back on the dating scene, with cameras rolling. On second thought, three months might be generous, just like my prediction of their marriage lasting more than a year. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!
(To read Kim’s statement on the divorce and a picture of the divorce paperwork, click on this link to Stiletto Jill’s blog…. http://jocksandstilettojill.com/2011/10/kim-kardashian-files-for-divorce-from-kris-humphries-after-72-days/ )