The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star has filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage and said that it was not an easy decision, while her estranged husband claimed he is devastated.
After weeks of speculations, Kim Kardashian confirms that she is ending her 72 days of marriage to Kris Humphries. While she said in a statement that divorce was not an easy decision, sources believe that her wedding to the New Jersey Nets was nothing but a "hoax and a publicity stunt".
A source close to the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" production told Radar Online, "It was pretty much an arranged marriage right from the start." The inside source explained, "Kim was looking for a husband and Kris was selected for her, amongst others. She wasn't really into him but she hoped she would be able to develop some feelings, but it never happened."
"She was never particularly attracted to him, and by all accounts absolutely hated sleeping with him or even having to make out with him," added the source. "The whole wedding was a total hoax and a publicity stunt. It was great for ratings and it was an amazing money maker. That's it though, period. Kris turned out to not be as malleable as everyone hoped he would be, he was pictured out partying with other girls, Kim really couldn't care less for him, she decided to end it."
The insider further noted that the divorce could turn out to be another publicity stunt. "It wouldn't surprise me, in the slightest, if Kim and Kris managed to 'reunite' and the divorce filing gets brushed aside as they go to counseling and couples therapy," so the source said. "Basically, Kim will do anything and everything for the maximum amount of attention and TV time."
Former friend and owner of JJ Public Relations, Jonathan Jaxson, also thinks that part of Kim's marriage was publicity. "She knew they were going to make a lot of money from her wedding. It made them millions," he said. "I do think she fell in love but once she got to know him and being married she realized he wasn't her match."
"Everything is business for Kim now, she's lost the sense of quality of life," Jonathan added. "She doesn't want to commit the time to a relationship even though she wants one. The breakup started two weeks ago because she didn't want to be in Minnesota, and she didn't want to make New York her home."
Kim, who married Kris on August 20, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, October 31, which is listed as their date of separation as well. Since the couple have a prenuptial agreement, she asked that the division of their assets was done accordingly. She also requested that each party pay their own court fees.
The 31-year-old beauty has since released a statement concerning the separation. "After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage," she told E! News. "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."
Kris, in the meantime, claimed to be left devastated by Kim's decision. In his statement, the NBA player said, "I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce." He added, "I'm committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work."