Kim Kardashian said she married for love but it did not work out for her.
Marriage is a commitment and being ready for it is in itself a major step in anybody's life. Though you might never be able to determine the longevity of your relationship, you have confidence in your partner and hope for the best. Kris Humphries, former basketball player got married to the reality star, Kim Kardashian in an extravagant wedding but it reached its expiry date in 72 days. He later opened up about his short-lived marriage.
According to Yahoo, Kardashian met Humphries in November 2010 during the filming of Kourtney & Kim Take New York. Soon after, the couple started dating and Kim appeared at his basketball matches confirming their romance. In February 2011, they made their relationship official by posing for photos together at the Prince Concert in Manhattan.
Months later, the couple took the relationship to the next level. Humphries proposed to the reality star on May 18, 2011, with a 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring at Kim's Beverly Hills house, according to People. Though it had just been 6 months, the reality star said yes.
Sharing her excitement on with the media, Kardashian said, “I didn’t expect this at all. I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now," said Kim, according to People.
She added, "Kris really didn’t want a big celebration, but he had jokingly told my mom he’d be fine if there were mini-horses there. Later that night at the party, my mom brought out two mini-horses, covered in glitter, for us! It was hysterical!” Talking about her decision to start a new chapter with Humphries she said, "I think when you know … you know.”
Three months later, they decided to tie the knot in a lavish wedding at Montecito, California with friends and family. “They both looked amazing and very happy to be celebrating their upcoming wedding. Kim and Kris rented the whole restaurant for their special celebration," said a witness, alluding to their rehearsal dinner.
"Kim and Kris were hand-in-hand and side by side for most of the night. During dinner, there were some heartfelt speeches and tears, but mostly laughter. Everyone seemed to have a great time," said the witness, according to People.
The traditional yet glamourous wedding included guests such as Demi Lovato, Serena Williams, and Ryan Seacrest. Everything seemed perfect and the couple began their new chapter on a joyful note.
However, days after the wedding, the two were seen solo. Kim attended the MTV Video Music Awards with Humphries nowhere in sight. The shock came when 72 days after their wedding, Kim filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences."
The reality star stated, "I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best," according to People. But, Humphries did not stick to his ex-wife's script.
He said he was committed to making it work and was heartbroken by the divorce petition. "I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce. I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work."
Meanwhile, many grew suspicious of Kim's intention to get marry and divorce months later. However, the reality star defended herself and claimed, "I married for love. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!”
Meanwhile, divorce adversely affected Humphries. Though he did not make public statements about it, years later he penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune. He reflected on the relationship and explained the damage it caused in his life professionally and personally.
“When it was clear that it wasn’t working … what can I say? It sucked. It’s never easy to go through the embarrassment of something like that — with your friends, with your family. … But when it plays out so publicly, in front of the world, it’s a whole other level. It was brutal," wrote the former NBA player, according to People.
He added that Kim ruined his chances of being known as a basketball player. "I should have known what I was getting into. I was definitely naive about how much my life was going to change," according to Mirror Online.
He continued, "I know that most people will always see me as That F****** Guy from TV. And I get it. I signed up for it. I don’t want any pity at all. But I hope that true fans of basketball remember me as a grinder, as a guy who transformed into a heck of a rebounder, and as a guy who always tried to put the game in the best light.”
With the divorce so public, Humphries developed anxiety and refrained from appearing in public, according to Cosmopolitan. "You feel like…I don’t know…the whole world hates you, but they don’t even know why. They don’t even know you at all. They just recognize your face, and they’re on you," wrote the man.
The player also took the opportunity to clear claims that said his relationship was not just a TV gimmick. “Our actual relationship was 100% real,” said Humphries.