When I heard that Kim Kardashian had filed for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries, a professional basketball player in the NBA, after just 72 days of marriage, the first thing that came to mind was a money-making publicity stunt! As I searched various news outlets to check out the story, it became more and more clear that this wasn’t a marriage built on love but the “Benjamin’s.”
Various blogs stated Kim filed for divorce because she didn’t want to move to Minnesota, which is where her new husband or soon-to-be ex-husband desires to reside. Okay timeout! Isn’t this something couples talk about a least in the engagement stage? TMZ says they were told the two talked about it but were so wrapped up in wedding planning that it got pushed to the back burner and would get hashed out after the wedding. For me this is a topic of discussion that shouldn’t have waited until after a $10 million wedding. In most relationships a conversation would have gone something like: “We’re going to get married here and after the honeymoon we are going to put our key in the door there” right? So Kim not wanting to move to Minnesota doesn’t make sense to me.
What does make sense is that Kim doesn’t want to leave Los Angeles. Her close knit family and reality star career is in LA and she would have to work twice as hard at her career in Minnesota. What makes matters worse is that Kris was recently scammed out of thousands of dollars from a fraudulent hedge fund scheme. On top of that the NBA’s lockout isn’t making Kris look very good financially either. So I’m not saying they married for each other’s money but I’m sure they both saw the possibilities of their union being a money maker. The couple reportedly sold their wedding photos for $1.5 million and Kim made $100,000 for bridal shower photos.
So for me it’s quite obvious that dollars signs was the motivation for the marriage. No matter how you look at it or what the outcome is, both Kim and Kris will continue to reap the benefits of their 72 day marriage. I’m sure they could have found a better way to make a little change then make a mockery of marriage. However in this case for Kris it might be cheaper to keep her! Kim made a request that their prenuptial agreement be up held and that each party take care of their own legal fees.
Marriage is something serious and should only be entered into for love and no other reason especially not money. If financial gain of any kind is the motivation then you can definitely look to be in the same situation as Kim and Kris.
Did Kim’s new husband not have enough money to keep up with her celebrity status? Do you think it’s okay to marry someone and not have all the important details worked out?