Kim Kardashian Fans Think Her Kris Humphries Era Looks Were On Point

Kim Kardashian West has been in the spotlight for much of her adult life. When Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in 2007, Kardashian was 26 years old. She was a young woman who had already been married and divorced and who was in the middle of a sex tape scandal. Since then, Kardashian has gone through many iterations of herself and has absolutely grown as a romantic partner, mother, businesswoman, and activist. 

Fans mostly agree that Kardashian’s current self is much more mature and focused than her past versions, but they also think that her fashion sense was at its height back when she was married to Kris Humphries. What was so different then, and could Kardashian bring that pizzazz back to her current life? 

Kim Kardashian has had a lot of famous boyfriends 

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In 2007, as KUWTK premiered and transformed the reality TV genre, Kardashian was in the middle of a sex tape scandal. By that point, Kardashian had already been married to music producer Damon Thomas.

The pair wed when Kardashian was 19 and divorced three years later. Her next relationship was with singer Brandy’s brother Ray J, and it was with him that the infamous sex tape was filmed. 

Kardashian would go on to be linked to a lot of famous men over the years. She briefly dated Nick Lachey after he divorced Jessica Simpson. Then she was with Nick Cannon when the sex tape released and caused them to split. She had a fairly long relationship with NFL star Reggie Bush, but the pair split in 2010, and she moved on to a brief relationship with another NFL player, Miles Austin.

A few dates with John Legend and Halle Berry’s ex-husband Gabriel Aubry grabbed headlines but didn’t grow into anything substantial. 

Near the end of 2010, Kardashian began dating NBA player Kris Humphries. The pair shocked the world when they announced their engagement just six months later.

They tied the knot in August 2011 but famously divorced after only 72 days of marriage. Just a few months later, Kardashian began dating Kanye West, a relationship that grew into a lasting marriage with multiple children. 

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ marriage became a punchline

At the time, Kardashian’s whirlwind romance and short-lived marriage to Humphries was tabloid headline fodder. Since Kardashian had risen to fame with a sex tape — one some fans think she or her family leaked for attention —critics were particularly critical of her fast-paced sprint down the aisle. 

The incredibly short marriage seemed to lend credibility to the critics’ claims that Kardashian was just out for fame rather than love. She was seen as seeking headline attention and desperate to link herself to another celebrity to help boost her own status. That was definitely the initial reaction to her relationship with West as well — especially since it came so quickly on the heels of her divorce from Humphries. 

However, more details emerged that Kardashian’s family had warned her against marrying Humphries and that perhaps West himself had a hand in her decision to move on. 

Fans think Kim Kardashian’s style was best in the Kris Humphries era

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While it’s unlikely many fans would say Kardashian was better off with Humphries, they do think she had better style at that point in her life. Fans took to a Reddit thread to discuss the issue.

Many quickly agreed with the commenter who insisted Kardashian looked her best during her brief relationship with Humphries. 

One point that seemed to draw a lot of compliments was Kardashian’s hair at the time. “She looked much more natural then, particularly her hair,” one commenter wrote.

“[H]er hair!! [I] love this hair so much! [I] wish [I] was rich lol [I] would get extensions like this in a heartbeat,” another added about the prior style. Others pointed to her makeup at the time saying they preferred the bright pink lip gloss she wore to “the beige, nude and brown makeup now.” 

Not everyone was in agreement, though. Some fans think that her look in the Humphries era was “generic” and that noted fashion icon West helped his wife find a new sense of identity and style: “I like her much better after Kanye helped her with her style.” Another agreed, nothing that she looks “cool and relevant now.”