Kim and Kris -- It's Already Over?
I am slightly, just slightly ashamed to admit- despite my better judgment that (along with the rest of those of us who are addicted to US Weekly) Kim K.’s incessant tweets and the Kardashian saga which unfolds every other day in six hour marathon blocks on E!, I sat starry eyed and even got a little misty at the recent wedding extravaganza that could only be pulled off by a momager like miss Kris Kardashian.
Let’s get real for a second. Momma Kris is like a master puppeteer orchestrating and pulling the strings behind every one of her children’s major life–altering decisions. And she makes sure to have every last bit of it -- including Kourtney sitting on a toilet and wiping herself -- preserved on camera for all of us to see. And we eat it up… we all want to buy into the fantasy that a marriage like Kim and Kris’, somewhat of a whirlwind and all caught on film could exist. The hunky basketball player and the vixen TV personality.
Kim was reportedly paid a hefty sum of money to televise her nuptials, she had an iron-clad pre-nuptial agreement in place and I guess momma Kris, never one to advise her daughters to step out of the spotlight, likely encouraged this wedding extravaganza. And perhaps receiving a good chunk of change to grant his life to be lived out loud and on circus-like display, might have originally seemed like a good idea to Kris Humphries.
As a viewer, there were many moments when during this unscripted reality show it appeared as though Kris was a deer caught in the headlights (perhaps not as prepared to air every bit of his dirty laundry for all of us to consume) and even Kim seemed as though her whole heart were not in this. But I highly doubt momma Kris was ready to forfeit the large paycheck televising such a major event would net her and like all good daughters—Kim obliged.
Well, 72 days after their grand wedding ceremony Kim and Kris are officially calling it quits -- and it appears no one is surprised. But really was there ever an opportunity for this marriage to be sustained under the white hot lights of incessant paparazzi and Momma Kris’ refusal to allow her children to experience anything without it being documented for viewers consumption?
Marriage is hard work, it’s sacrifice, it’s about putting the needs of your better-half before yours, it’s about learning that you now live in a space where you are no longer a sole individual but you are a team. And in the Kardashian reality -- these women (and men) live in a space where their needs supersede everyone else’s.
Perhaps that was what led to the downfall of this quickie marriage? Or maybe just maybe Kris Humphries realized he wanted to share his life with just his spouse... and not all us lecherous voyeurs… waiting and watching the cracks in their marriage ( as there are in any marriage) implode their union.
And yet—why am I convinced momma Kris is still behind this ready to pull off the next big Kim Kardashian parade... “Kim after Kris…it’s time to party”.
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