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.
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“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.
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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.
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
What’s your take on all this? Marketing stunt or genuine break-up?