After the breakup of the short-lived but popular marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, the major question that flooded the minds of many was “why?”. This article will help throw more light on the reason (or reasons) for the separation after just 72 days of being a married couple. According to reports, the couple met in October 2010, remained friends for the next few months before they started dating in December 2010. The couple dated for about 7 months before Kris proposed to the reality television star in May 2011. Within the period they courted, they made several public appearances together.
It came as a surprise to everyone including Kim and her family that she was getting married so soon. A close source to Kim suggested that the marriage was hurried, stating that Kim was too desperate to get married while Kris was too young and not ready. The marriage which kicked off with a magnificent wedding, heavy media coverage and high profile guests ended exactly 72 days after it began.
Kim Kardashian, as most of the world know, is an American media personality, entrepreneur, socialite, model, and actress. She is best known for starring in reality shows such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. Kris Humphries, on the other hand, is a successful pro-NBA basketballer. He has played for teams like the Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics and so on.
The Beginning – How Did Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Meet?
Before we delve into the origin of their relationship, let’s take a look at their relationship histories before they found each. The TV personality, who is very popular for her relationships, has been involved with quite a number of men before she met Kris Humphries. She dated former Dallas Cowboys footballer, Miles Austin, and was also involved with NFL star, Reggie Bush. Away from sports personalities, Kim also dated hip-hop artist Ray J and TV personality, Nick Cannon. She was previously married to songwriter Damon Thomas.
Kris Humphries, however, is known to have dated one woman before he met Kim Kardashian. He was romantically involved with Bianka Kimber for two years before they split. Kim and Kris have been involved with each other since late 2010, however, when and how exactly they met is vague at this time. On October 31, 2010, Kim was spotted at her soon-to-be boyfriend’s basketball game. A few days later, they made their first public appearance. By December, they were already dating, even though Kim denied being in any relationship a month later, probably because she wanted to keep it a secret for the time being.
On February 5, 2011, the couple was seen together celebrating the basketballer’s 26th birthday. By April, Kris was already joining the Kardashian/Jenner family for vacations. This was when everyone knew something was definitely up and indeed it was. On the 18th of the next month, Kris was on one knee asking the elegant Kim to spend the rest of her life with him. On that fateful day, he slipped a $2 million 20.5 carat ring in her finger.
Brief Married Life: 72-Day Marriage
After the engagement, plans for the marriage ensued almost immediately. Even though Kris had some scuffles and quarrels with Kim’s family during this preparation period, they didn’t allow this to affect their plans. The couple tied the knot on the 20th of August, 2011. The wedding was a top affair held in an estate in California. It had in attendance 450 guests with millions of spectators who watched the event on television and via the internet. This wedding was one of the most expensive celebrity weddings in history. It cost about $10 million to put together.
Days later the couple traveled for their honeymoon in Hotel Santa Caterina on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Sadly, the honeymoon was cut short by Kim as she had to go back to Los Angeles to continue her work on the reality television show, Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Their marriage was heavily documented on the second season of the series. It included their quarrels and squabbles as well as the good times. Within the months they were married, Kim Kardashian never got pregnant.
The End – What is The Real Reason Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Split
The marriage between Kim and Kris was plagued with a lot of problems. It wasn’t one that was referred to as blissful at any point. One of the reasons that contributed majorly to the dissolution was the struggle over where they should settle down or reside. While Kim insisted she needed to stay in Los Angeles because of her television show which Kris was well aware of before their marriage, Kris wanted to raise a family in Minnesota where he lives sometimes. This caused serious problems between the couple as none of them were willing to compromise for the other. It even led to Kris threatening to dump Kim if she refused to move to Minnesota with him.
Another major reason was the media scrutiny. Kris began complaining of the constant media coverage of their lives on the reality show. Since Kim couldn’t quit her career for him or compromise for him, knowing fully well that he agreed that their marriage will be featured on the show before they got married, she decided to file for a divorce 72 days after their union. The divorce was however not finalized until 3rd June 2013. Both parties have moved on. Kim is currently married to superstar Kanye West with two kids. Humphries has been seen dating other ladies but hasn’t been remarried yet.