Did Kim Kardashian Really Love Kris Humphries or Was It a Publicity Stunt?

Kardashian fans everywhere can definitely remember when Kim Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries after a whirlwind romance. He proposed with an unbelievable 20.5 carat, three-stone diamond ring that had to be delivered to him in an armed security van. When Kris asked Kim to be his bride, he decorated her bedroom in roses and surprised her as she returned home from work. Kim instantly said yes, and the wedding planning immediately began!

In true Kardashian fashion, everything from their relationship to wedding preparations was caught on camera, causing even more viewers to tune in to the family’s reality show every week in anticipation of the nuptials. When Kim filed for divorce after only 72 days, many people were left wondering one thing. Did she truly love Kris Humphries or was it all a publicity stunt?

How did Kim and Kris meet?

The couple was introduced in New York by one of Kris’s teammates, basketball player Jordan Farmar. They hit it off, and it wasn’t long before Kim was seen at games cheering her new boyfriend on from the sidelines. Soon, Kris began making appearances on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and everyone figured it was pretty serious when he was invited to go along on a family trip to Bora Bora. After just a few short months, the pair became inseparable, and fans thought Kim was about to get her fairytale ending!

The sisters didn’t really like Kris Humphries

Since Kim was spending just about all of her time with Kris, it was only natural that her sisters were spending significant time with him as well. One thing that Kris is known for other than basketball is his extreme bluntness, which seemed to rub the family members, especially Khloe, the wrong way. Even on camera, Kris didn’t hesitate to say whatever came to his mind, and the family was often offended. He insulted both Khloe and Kourtney on various occasions and didn’t score many points with the rest of the Kardashian-Jenners either.

Kim’s family supported her

Before long, Kim and Kris were engaged. Despite the fact that there was some tension between Kris and the rest of the family, they all supported Kim’s decision to get married. No one tried to talk her out of it, and they all took an active part in the wedding planning. All four of Kim’s sisters even served as her bridesmaids, and they were genuinely happy for her.

The marriage was not what Kim envisioned

Just like everyone else does, we can only imagine that Kim envisioned herself and Kris saying “I do,” driving off into the sunset, and living happily ever after. Unfortunately, this is not what happened. The ratings for Keeping Up With the Kardashians were growing each week as things got dramatic, with Kim breaking down to her mother and sisters, saying that she was not happy being married to Kris Humphries.

Was it all for the cameras?

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries | Kevin Mazur/WireImage

After a little over two months, Kim decided to end her marriage. Kris accused her of marrying him for publicity, and many of her fans wondered if he was right. Kim said that she really did love Kris, and didn’t plan for the marriage to end at all, let alone so quickly. Ever since the divorce, she denied that it was for publicity. We can only imagine that Kim actually did love Kris, and things just didn’t go as planned. It is not uncommon for someone to fall out of love soon after marriage, and it would appear that is what happened with Kim and Kris. As for the reality show? Almost every single aspect of Kim’s life is caught on camera, so of course, her marriage was too!