All the signs Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ marriage was a publicity stunt

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72 days. That is how lengthy (or quick) Kim Kardashian was married to Kris Humphries.

However regardless of their unbelievably temporary union – the pair managed to maintain the headlines about their ill-fated marriage going for years on finish.

After forking out on a fairytale wedding ceremony with solely A-listers as company, it appears as if the marriage’s function was extra to make an announcement, reasonably than declare their love for each other.

And with Kim, 39, being the publicity professional that she is, it is solely truthful to imagine this marriage – which was truly her second – was a bid to up her relevance and an opportunity for her to rake in some further money, too.

The showbiz couple had a whirlwind romance, getting engaged after simply seven months of relationship

The showbiz couple had a whirlwind romance, getting engaged after simply seven months of relationship earlier than having a sometimes lavish Hollywood wedding ceremony.

In a bombshell revelation, Kim – now married to rapper Kanye West with whom she shares for kids – mentioned she knew her marriage to Kris, 35, would finish whereas the couple was on their honeymoon.

She famously filed for divorce from the basketball star in October 2011 – and though the pair sought an annulment, it truly took till June 2013 earlier than the divorce was finalised.

After spending an eye-watering $10 million {dollars} on their wedding ceremony – with some $20,000 on simply the cake – it is secure to say that Kim and Kris lived out the ‘go huge or go dwelling’ mantra.

What’s extra, the marriage featured not one, however two wedding ceremony clothes.

After getting hitched again in 2011, the pair’s relationship crumbled simply 72 days later

It was all filmed for a four-episode E! actuality present known as Kim’s Fairytale Wedding ceremony…A Kardashian Occasion however simply two months later, Kim had filed for divorce and the fairytale was properly and actually over.

Not that it was a lot of a shock for Kim.

In an interview with Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live  again in 2017, the star was requested whether or not she went into the wedding believing it was ceaselessly or anticipating it to not final.

Kim said: “I just thought, ‘Holy s**t, I’m 30 years old, I better get this together, I better get married’.

“I think a lot of girls do go through that where they freak out thinking they’re getting old and have to figure it out, all their friends are having kids. It was more of that situation.

“But I knew on honeymoon it wasn’t going to work out.”

Kim revealed that she knew the marriage would fail during their honeymoon

And when Kim was slapped with claims that her wedding was nothing short of a publicity stunt, she was quick to shut those rumours down.

Speaking to David Letterman at the time, she said: “I would love to give him [an annulment] but then that would make… the only legal way to get an annulment is if fraud were involved, so that’s what’s tricky.

“So he is suing me for an annulment based on the fact that I frauded him into marrying him for publicity… but [that didn’t happen] in my case, no.”

When the divorce was finally granted in 2013, Kim was already pregnant with new man Kanye West’s daughter – they went on to marry in 2014 and now have four kids; North, seven, Chicago, two, and sons Saint, four, and one-year-old Psalm.

But despite the reality TV star brushing off rumours of the wedding being a publicity stunt, Kim’s former publicist claims the reality star has never got over her ex Reggie Bush – and that her marriage to Kris was a sham.

The couple splashed out on a lavish fairytale wedding – reportedly costing an eye-watering $10 million

Jonathan Jaxson – who worked with the reality star between 2007 and 2009 – said the pair’s union was a publicity stunt.

Speaking on Good Day LA back in 2011, Jaxson said: “Two weeks prior to her wedding she knew it was not something she wanted to do.

“Unfortunately they were obligated to honour contracts [with the E! network which had TV rights] otherwise they would have owed a lot of people a lot of money.”

In a separate interview with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show that same year, Jonathan said: “She’s never gotten over [her ex Reggie Bush].”

But Kim wasn’t the only one to shrug off these claims.

Although they ended their whirlwind romance with a bitter divorce and still don’t communicate to this day, Kris backed Kim up and said their marriage was “100% real”.

Kris Jenner (a.k.a The Momager) pictured with Kim and Kris, and Khloe with ex-husband Lamar Odom

In a lengthy essay for  The Player’s Tribune final 12 months, the previous NBA star opened up about his time with Kim – and has seemed to dispel rumours concerning the validity of their romance.

Kris has described the connection as ‘brutal’ as they needed to dwell out all the things within the public eye.

Kris has claimed that his relationship with Kim finally ruined his probabilities of ‘being recognised as a basketball participant’, with crowds turning on him as a result of his actuality TV standing.

Talking about his time within the midst of Kardashian household life, Kris admitted: “I ought to have identified what I used to be moving into. I used to be positively naive about how a lot my life was going to alter.”

He additionally addressed the naysayers who slammed his relationship with Kim and known as it out for not being ‘actual’.

Kris continued: “The one factor that actually bothers me is every time folks say my marriage was pretend. There’s positively lots about that world that isn’t solely actual.’

Kim is now married to Kanye, and the pair share 4 youngsters

He added: “However our precise relationship was 100% actual. When it was clear that it wasn’t working… what can I say? It sucked.”

If he thought being married to Kim was troublesome, Kris discovered divorcing her an entire totally different ball sport.

The break-up performed out within the public eye and Kris mentioned this put an enormous pressure on his psychological well being.

Kris revealed: “It’s by no means simple to undergo the embarrassment of one thing like that, with your mates, with your loved ones… however when it performs out so publicly, in entrance of the world, it’s an entire different stage. It was brutal.”

Kris mentioned he’s nonetheless dogged by his time with Kim and he regrets that he bought concerned with the Kardashians within the first place.

Mirror On-line has contacted Kris and Kim’s reps for additional remark.

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