In The Know: Kim and Chris Split

While Kim Kardashian and Kris Hmumphries had the fairytale wedding every young girl can only dream of, as you may know their marriage ended yesterday after only 72 days.

There were plenty of red flags the marriage wouldn’t last. For starters Kim wanted to keep her own last name, and the NBA lockout couldn’t have helped the growing stress on their relationship. Us Weekly reports Kim was tired of paying for her husband’s partying habits while he’s not working. Humphries even hired a publicist this weekend before the split to improve his image… prophesying a possible misstep?

One has to wonder, were they ever truly in love? They earned $100,000 from Us Weekly for photos of their Honeymoon to Italy, and were paid $1.5 million by People magazine for their wedding photos. While most weddings are about spending big bucks, for Kardashian and Humphries their wedding was a big payday.

Too add to the publicity Kardashian wore a 20.5-carat ring that should have cost $3million, but it was bought at a deep discount. Therefore, it’s no surprise she was adorned with the LA designer’s jewelry on her wedding day, including a headpiece, earrings, and wedding band.

To add to the list of surprises in the past 72 days, Kris Humphries claims he was shocked by the divorce, which adds just another dramatic angle to the whole ordeal making their marriage more intriguing to the public.

There are numerous celebrity couples whose marriage didn’t last three years. Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney, Pamela Anderson and Kris Rock, Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas, and that’s only a few. Is Hollywood to blame or is celebrity marriage just a big publicity stunt?

Unfortunately the couple didn’t live happily ever after, maybe the media is to blame, and maybe it’s living in the spotlight, either way we’re sad to see it end.

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