With the news that Kim Kardashian and her husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, are divorcing, fans and critics of the Kardasians can’t help but wonder just what went wrong. After all, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries went to such great lengths to squash “trouble in paradise” rumours for weeks after their $10 million wedding aired on the E! network.
So, exactly what happened to Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ marriage? Was it distance, Kim Kardashian’s constant drive to be in the limelight, a clash of family values, or was it that the marriage was a fake to begin with?
Kim Kardashian, 31, was vocal about wanting to settle down with Kris Humphries and start a family right away. The couple, who met in December 2010, had seemed head over heels with each other, and a path to getting married and having babies seemed obvious. In January of this year, Kim Kardashian tweeted a photo of Kris Humphries, 26, saying: “I want my son to look like this!”
Pregnancy rumours were kicked into high mode as soon as they got engaged on June 18. While they were quickly denied, Kim Kardashian remained on “bump watch” until a few weeks ago. The biggest obstacle for the couple seemed to be Kim Kardashian’s busy schedule, and the fact that the couple had yet to establish where they were going to live. Kris Humphries, an NBA player who is currently involved in the lockout, did not know where he would be playing basketball when the season started, which posed a problem for Kim Kardashian and her filming schedule for Keeping Up With the Kardashians. However, Kim seemed confident about their future plans. “We’ll figure it out,” Kim Kardashian said on October 18 , adding that ““The best thing about married life is, you have a built-in best friend.”
The E! Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kim’s Fairytale Wedding, aired on Oct. 9 and 10, which was two months after the ceremony took place. It’s reported that the Kardashian family walked away with over $18 million from the wedding.
Kim Kardashian, who was married to producer Damon Thomas from 2000-2004, filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing “irrenconciable differences.” She released a statement, saying: “I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don’t work out as planned.”
Kris Humphries was said to be “devastated” by the news, and told TMZ that he is “willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”