Admit it – you really don’t want to read this article. Another Kardashian story? When will it stop?! If it’s up to Kris Humphries, he will single-handedly destroy the Kardashian name and empire sometime this year. By now, everyone knows he is embroiled in a messy divorce that is lasting nearly seven times as long as his marriage did. What could a couple only married 72 days with a prenup have to fight over? If you haven’t been living under a rock, you know he wants his marriage annulled instead of a divorce because, 1) he is “religious” and doesn’t believe in divorce and 2) he believes he was fraudulently dragged into marrying Kim for publicity, which would be his only legal grounds for getting an annulment.
Like any normal human being, Kim just wants this chapter of her life behind her and has already moved on with Kanye West and their unborn (but surely glamorous) fetus. But Humphries is adamant that he will drag out this divorce as long as it takes to put not only Kim, but reality TV on trial.
So the real question now, is could Humpries “blow the lid off reality televsion?” And if so, does it even matter? Obviously most fans know they’re buying into an edited, set up reality show, but do their biggest fans get that? The Kardashian empire feeds off of the unbending loyalty of their die-hard fans who believe they are getting an honest peak into their ritzy daily lives. The appeal of the Kardashians is how open they are and how much of their real lives they share with their fans. Humphries’ has already had E! producers deposed and asked questions about scripts and possible staging for the Kardashian shows.
Do you think he can actually tear down the Kardashian empire? Humphries is so hard to root for, yet the idea of a douchey jock being able to crumble an overexposed television dynasty is admittedly a little appealing.
But Humphries’ fight seems to be fading as just this week his soon to be ex-lawyer, Marshall Waller allegedly believes there are no legal grounds for an annulment. Sounds like even his lawyers are starting to realize the ridiculousness of his claims.
I think when the dust settles, everyone knows there is a little deception to any reality television show and for the most part, audiences are just fine with it. Plus, Kim has mentioned several times that Humpries has benefited from their marriage both financially as well as becoming a bigger name. I’m writing about him right now and I have no idea what team he even plays for. That’s proof enough for me. As Kourtney Kardashian so eloquently expressed to David Letterman, “I think if [Kim] was going to do it for publicity, she’d pick someone that people knew.”
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