If you have watched E! News today, looked at a news or entertainment ticker or checked Facebook, you probably know that after just 72 days Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have filed for divorce. Shocking but not shocking at the same time.
First of all, let’s talk about the fact that Kimmy found ANOTHER “K” name to add to the family. And then, as if she was purposefully looking for an even bigger eye roll, the guy she marries shares the same name as her nutjob mother. To make matters worse, the wedding was billed on television as “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding” which somehow garnered over four million viewers. Gross. According to reports, the 20-carat ring was worth $2 million and the price of the wedding was $10 million.
I’ve never been a fan of any of the Kardashian clan but Kim is definitely the worst. Like Paris Hilton, she is famous for being famous. Yes, I know the Kardashian sisters have clothing stores and they are very into fashion blah, blah, blah but let’s get real – they are not Donatella Versace or Michael Kors. They are pretty girls who make money off their looks and their family name – in short they are the brunette versions of Paris Hilton.
So now Kardashian is getting a divorce and Humphries is eating his words – I read a few months ago that he asked youngest Kardashian sister Khloe if her marriage to Lamar Odom was for television. Look who’s talking Humphries. What NBA team do you play for again? I’ve never even heard of you.
Back to K&K – while their news is ridiculous they are definitely not the first “celebrity” couple to have a very short marriage:
Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney – four months
Lisa Marie Presley and Nic Cage – three months
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman – five months
Pam Anderson and Kid Rock – five months
I understand that love is hard and marriage is harder and that things fall apart but sometimes I wonder if celebrity marriages are just for publicity. If that is the case with Kardashian and this whole thing was a publicity stunt, those who watched her wedding special and bought a copy of the People magazine that had her “exclusive” wedding photos in it are contributing to this craziness:
K&K made an estimated $18 million off the wedding special, the television rights for the two-part wedding spectacle equated to $15 million and People magazine paid $2.5 million for the wedding photos.
That’s a lot of zeros.