Apparently, their marriage wasn’t legit from the start. Folks have been chattering about whether the couple’s engagement was a publicity stunt ever since it was announced.
To recap, they made millions off their wedding from sponsorships, endorsement deals, and selling exclusive photos from the nuptials. In addition, a two-part E! special was filmed of the couple exchanging “I dos” and Humphries immediately picked up a new manager, Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner (who also manages Khloe’s husband, Lamar). Side eye.
Sources are now claiming that the courtship and marriage were arranged by E! and Kris wasn’t even the first choice to be Kim’s “husband.” In efforts to significantly boost ratings for the filming of “Kourtney and Kim Take On New York,” E! allegedly began searching the Big Apple back in 2010 for a pro athlete that Kim could begin dating for the show.
Three other men were scouted before Humphries, including A-listers Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and New York Knicks player Danilo Gallinari, to see if they would be interested in going on a date with Kim for a featured segment on the show. The players were interested in dating Kim, but not interested in doing reality TV. Kris Humphries was next in the lineup and was down for the cause.
Next up in this phony reality relationship, Kim began attending all of Humphries’ games, “caught” by the paparazzi in a few photo ops while out on the town, and by the time “Khloe and Lamar,” wrapped, it was announced that Kim would finally be getting married. This relationship was so strategically planned it’s almost scary.
Maybe Kim’s fairy tale divorce will air on E! as well, but until then enjoy reading or participating in the trending Twitter topic, #ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage.
NecoleBitchie.com reported a few reactions from the Twitterverse:
@Bevy Smith: I hope everyone that participated in this sham PONZI scheme of a marriage btwn Kim K & Kris kept the receipt from the wedding gifts!
@Lil Duval: Kim kardashian is filing for a divorce. I would’ve never guess it. I thought they was gon last forever
@Andy Cohen (Bravo): thanks for the entertainment, Kim Kardashian
@Ryan Seacrest: Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning. I touched base with her, getting a statement in just a few mins
@Russell Simmons I hope the best for my friend Kim Kardashian and wish she finds peace and happiness