Kris Humphries, the man best known for being Kim Kardashian’s husband for all of 72 days (sorry), has opened up about what that time of his life was actually like.
“I didn’t want to be Kris Humphries. It’s the craziest feeling in the world not wanting to be yourself,” he wrote in a piece for The Players Tribune.
“And I didn’t even want to say anything to defend myself, because it felt like I couldn’t win. You couldn’t go up against the tabloids.
“You can’t go up against that machine. There’s no point, And even if I played that game, I felt like it would be disrespecting the game of basketball,” he said.
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Humphries, 34, proposed to Kardashian, 38, in 2011. They’d only been dating for seven months.
Their wedding was quite the spectacle, and was filmed by E! as part of a two part special.
But the marriage was short lived, with Kim filing for divorce 72 days later. The process took two years to be finalised.
“Look, I should have known what I was getting into. I was definitely naive about how much my life was going to change. But the one thing that really bothers me is whenever people say that my marriage was fake,” said Humphries.
“There’s definitely a lot about that world that’s not entirely real, but our actual relationship was 100% real.
“It’s never easy to go through the embarrassment of something like that, with your friends and family, but when it plays out so publicly in front of the world, it’s a whole other level. It’s brutal,” he admitted.
Humphries is a veteran NBA player, and he recalls being booed during a game in Philadelphia shortly after the marriage breakdown.