Kim Kardashian Blames Drug Use For Her First Marriage and Infamous Leaked Tape

Kim Kardashian may be one of the most famous people in the world, but she hasn’t always made the best decisions. She’s only human, and everyone does something regrettable every now and then. But Kardashian’s infamous explicit video with singer Ray J, plus her brief marriage at 19, was due to drug use, according to the reality television mogul.

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Kardashian eloped with a man named Damon Thomas when she was just 19

When most people think about Kim Kardashian and marriage, they think of her brief, 72-day marriage to former NBA player Kris Humphries. Kardashian and Humphries tied the knot in a lavish, $6 million wedding back in 2011, but the romance was short-lived, and they divorced after only 72 days. However, that wasn’t Kardashian’s only marriage gone wrong. When she was 19, she actually eloped with a man named Damon Thomas. The two had marriage troubles soon after, and their divorce was finalized in 2004. But this was before the star’s reality show and modeling career had taken off, so few people know she had an on-a-whim wedding.

In 2003, she recorded an explicit tape with then-boyfriend Ray J, which eventually was leaked

While getting married at 19 is ill-advised by most, it quickly became the least of Kardashian’s problems. Kardashian once dated singer Ray J back in 2003, and the two recorded an explicit tape together as a couple. However, in 2007, a while after they broke up, the video was leaked by a company called Vivid Entertainment. Kardashian sued the company, and they settled for a reported $5 million. That same year, Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered on E! network, and some have joked that the tape helped further her career. Regardless, it’s a moment she admitted she isn’t proud of.

Kardashian said she was high on ecstasy when she made those decisions

Although Kardashian never had the reputation of a partier, it didn’t mean that she never experimented with anything illegal. Years later, Kardashian said that she wasn’t herself when she made those poor decisions as a young adult. Kardashian revealed on an episode of her reality show that “I did ecstasy once and I got married.” She also said that she did it more than once, including when she made the explicit video with Ray J. She explained that every time she did the drug, something bad would happen.

Today, she’s happily married with three kids and appears to have grown into her role

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Kim Kardashian and her daughter, North West

Kardashian may have made some poor decisions when she was younger, but most people would agree that they’ve done the same. These days, she’s happily married to hip hop artist Kanye West, and the two have three children together. She’s left behind her partying days for motherhood and a successful career, and it’s safe to say she’s learned from her mistakes. Kardashian has hardly been caught in any major controversies over the past few years, and she credits her scary Paris robbery with helping her open up her eyes about what’s important in life.

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