So despite a whirlwind romance and one of the most hyped and expensive weddings in the last 50 years, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have not gone the distance! The celebrity couple is set for divorce after a measly 72 days of marriage, which was even less than the most jaded commentators predicted.
The wedding ceremony may have had a fairytale feel to it, but the actual marriage was another matter and despite spending about half of the 72 days apart from each other, they are already sick of each other. Well at least Kim Kardashian is sick of Kris Humphries as it was her who filed for divorce.
Kris Humphries has released a statement indicating that he is willing to reconcile, but Kim is already filing for divorce and calls the marriage irreconcilable.
Humphries said: “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.”
As to why they are getting divorced, we don’t have specifics yet, but it was probably related to the fact that the couple had cameras in their faces most of the time as Kardashian has multiple reality television shows on the go and Humphries was compelled to play along. Nothing puts stress on a relationship like constantly being filmed!
Ryan Seacrest used Twitter to leak the news, writing: “Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning. I touched base with her, getting a statement in just a few mins.”
The wedding itself was a massive affair costing a few million dollars and featuring hundreds of guests and a lavish party. Of course the entire event was filmed by entertainment program E! who paid an estimated $2 million to film the event. So after the wedding Kim Kardashian found herself a few million dollars richer and has now dumped her husband.
E! released a statement: “All of us at E! are surprised and saddened by this news, and we send our support to Kim and Kris at this difficult time. The Kardashians have always been uniquely open with all aspects of their lives from joyous events to intimate moments to heartbreaking transitions.”
As for Kim Kardashian’s statement, she wrote: “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. 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.”