I guess I should recall a blog post I wrote about Kim and Kris getting married a few months ago...
If you read it, I defend Kim, and now I feel like a complete idiot. I've been had. Unfortunately, many people will still feel bad for the Kardashians, but I'm rather disgusted with this entire display.
"Kim Kardashian divorces Kris Humphries after 72 days." That headline makes me sick. Mostly because we all immersed ourselves in Kim finally having her fairytale wedding and finding true love, but also because how this headline is written -- "Kim divorces Kris."
It takes two to tango. This is what pissed me off most about the wedding. It was "Kim's Fairytale Wedding" with no mention of Kris. I get it, it's the Kardashian's show, however, if I was marrying the love of my life, I'd be inclined to make the name of our wedding show (God help me) about both of us.
I will tell you why this entire thing was a hoax. I have been working in PR for roughly three years professionally and all of my experience has been here in Hollywood. Coming here bright-eyed and bushy tailed, I've been told plenty of times I am not cut out for it, mostly because I tend to see the bright side of everyone and really empathize with people. (It's hard for me not to feel for Kim in this entire situation.) However, I've learned over the years that where there's smoke, there's usually a building being burned down. I know very good and well that some people can and will make up things for money, specifically tabloids and other degenerates who need 15 minutes of fame, but generally, most things come to fruition, especially when wildly reported.
During the episode when Kim and Kris go to tell the family she is engaged, they're both wearing the exact outfit that they appeared in on the cover of people to announce their engagement to the world. So they went to a photo shoot before telling their family? All the workings of Kris Jenner, I'm sure. I think Mrs. Jenner is trying to keep the family alive and to help secure their future, however, I think she's willing to compromise her children for the love of money, and it's disgusting.
Also, let's talk about the ring: there is NO WAY Kris, as frugal as they made him out to be, would buy that thing. None.
And it's obvious this is just a mere PR stunt because of the length of time it took the media to find out about Kim's divorce. I assure you Kris Jenner sent little "bugs" out to the mediasphere, which sparked interest and Kim confirmed herself to a few outlets just a few hours ago. Kim just gave an official statement to E!, saying she took "careful consideration" and that she "had wished this marriage would last forever," but decided to "end her marriage." Notice there is no mention of Kris at all.
What is depressing is that this was probably all planned out from the get-go. Why the hell would Kim go to a Nets game? (Why would anyone, really?) We've all heard the rumors that E! producers went out looking for a basketball player for Kim to date on the show, and now we can all but confirm that.
The whole wedding, which can only be depicted so much on television, seemed to be about the spectacle and minimally about the holy matrimony. I don't know any two people who announce they're going to "scream at" each other or "cut" one another during the rehearsal dinner. Not one. It seemed like a mess from the start: Kim won't give up her lifestyle, Kris is a country bumpkin with no filter. But given this entire situation, the fights and spats were probably placed in the wedding special purposely so we could all "call" upcoming divorce... 72 days later.
They made close to $18 million off the wedding, which is practically chump change for Kim, so it benefitted Humphries the most. So while everyone feels bad for Kris, I can't help but think that he knew exactly what he was getting into.
Welcome to Hollywood. It's truly disappointing that we all gave into this sh*t show; even more disappointing that it appears the Kardashians have no conscience. Which, by the way, isn't a real surprise, given what I learned about Robert Kardashian Sr. this weekend, which I'll get to tomorrow.