It was the wedding that apparently raked in $18 million for Kim Kardashian who recently appeared in weekend magazines in stories titled ‘My life as a brand’. And a wedding is the ultimate ‘plot’ point in the career of someone who does reality TV for a living.
Or so the cynics say. Perhaps Kim Kardashian’s wedding to NBA star Kris Humphries was the real deal. And perhaps it really did all fall apart in 72-days (which, believe it or not, isn’t the shortest celeb wedding on record).
As news of the impending divorce broke (Kim is filing, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’) her sisters hopped on to Twitter to get their support out there.
“Reading some these comments r so hurtful. Im grateful 4our fans who understand & r being respectful. Hate is disgusting. Love is everything.” That was Khloe. She added: “We are strong and we will only become closer. I love YOU.”
Kourtney followed up :”Our sister is going through a difficult time but we’re a close family and are sticking together like always.” “We appreciate everyone’s kindness and support. @KimKardashian, we love you.”
Kim married Kris in a glitzy ceremony in August.
In a statement, she said:
“After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. 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. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”
Kris, on the other hand, appeared to be taken by surprise.
“I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce … I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”
The rumours had been gurgling around for months now (well, pretty much since the wedding ceremony finished) that the couple were having arguments and things were not all puppy dogs and roses.
Kim and Kanye on the cover of Hommes Magazine
According to divorce docs filed by Kardashian Monday, the reality starlet asked the court to reject any request by Humphries for spousal support. She also asked that both parties cover their own legal fees.
The couples assets will be divided in accordance with their prenup. According to Us Weekly, the prenup protects all of Kardashian’s assets prior to the marriage (the Kardashians pulled in $65 million last year alone), and she will also keep everything she earned during their short union.
By contrast, Humpries — who is currently unemployed due to the NBA lockout — reportedly makesaround $3.2 million a year.
And we couldn’t not give you this “important’ yet riveting information from Jezebel today
Cost of the Kardashian wedding: $10 million, henceforth referred to as 1 Kardashian
Amount Kim and Kris made on their wedding, through various media partnerships: $18 million, or 1.8 Kardashians
Cost of the Khloe Kardashian/Lamar Odom wedding: $1 million, or 0.1 Kardashian (sorry Khloe)
Cost per day of the Kardashian/Humphries marriage, according to TMZ: $138,888 (this is just wedding costs — who knows how much they were spending on rent, butt-exfoliants, and other necessaries)
Average cost of first three months of marriage counselling: $1200
Odds that the Kardashian/Humphries marriage would end before the NBA season started, as given by BetOnLine.com: slightly better than 50/50
GDP of the island nation of Niue: $10 million, or 1 Kardashian
Cost of Kim’s wedding earrings: $5 million
Cost of cubic zirconia replicas of Kim’s earrings, available at Eve’s Addiction: $48
Amount People reportedly paid for exclusive wedding photos: $2.5 million
Current cost of issue of People containing wedding photos, on eBay: $5.99, or 5.99 × 10-7 Kardashians
Cost of Kim’s wedding headpiece, which kind of looks like the one the princess wore in The Neverending Story: $2.5 million
Total domestic gross of The Neverending Story: $20 million, or 2 Kardashians
US national debt, in Kardashians: 1,493,957.56
US median home value, 2005-2009: $185,400, or 0.0185 Kardashians
Amount Kris Humphries lost by investing in a hedge fund that did not exist: $100,000, or 0.01 Kardashian
Currency used by Star Trek alien race the Cardassians: the lek
Actual currency used by the country of Albania: the lek
Cost of the Kardashian wedding in leks: 1,008,728,203.49
Average yearly salary in Albania, 2010: $3,984, or 0.0004 Kardashians
Number of Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars who are currently unmarried: four
Based on current trends, year in which media will be completely dominated by Kardashian marriages and divorces: 2021
Date of end of world, based on above: 2021
What’s your take on all this? Marketing stunt or genuine break-up?