Today, Kris, 26, finally responded to Kim’s divorce filing by seeking an annulment from her. Kris wants to erase his quickie marriage on the grounds that Kim defrauded him into marrying her.
Sources close to Kris tell TMZ that Kris was not in on the alleged fraud, a.k.a. he did not stage the marriage for Kim’s reality show. The insiders reveal while Kris wanted and thought he had a genuine marriage, Kim was never really on board.
TMZ adds that this divorce is quickly getting nasty because Kris also wants Kim to pay his attorney’s fees.
Kim is, however, not wasting any time firing back at Kris, with Kim herself “sources” close to her insisting to TMZ that she really loved Kris and the marriage was legit, despite falling apart in just 72 days.
Kim is telling others she originally wanted an annulment and filed for divorce after being told it was her only legal option. Kim is also claiming Kris and her discussed annulling the marriage before she filed for divorce, but were advised there was no legitimate grounds for an annulment.
TMZ states that under California law, annulments are only granted with proof of impotency, incest, bigamy, unsound mind, force or fraud. Kris’s papers state that in the case he’s denied an annulment, he wants a legal separation – and not a divorce. However, some legal experts are stating it will be very difficult for Kris to prove fraud in court.
I have to wonder if Kris’ annulment filing had anything to do with the premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take New York. In a review I wrote before the show aired, I stated that Kris seemed to truly love his wife, appearing like lovesick puppy, while Kimmie seemed pretty much over the marriage. She was quick to get angry with him and seemed more concerned with creating good TV drama by agreeing to move in with her sister Kourtneyand her family.
Meanwhile, sources close to Kris tell the HollywoodLife blog that a reconciliation with Kim is completely out of the question. “Kris is no longer heartbroken and he’s ready to move on,” reveals the source. “His main focus is basketball and he has been hustling for contract opportunities.”
Kris is now reportedly “trying to show teams he’s no longer associated with the Kardashians, so they aren’t influenced negatively by his outside issues.”
So folks, it appears immediately following this season of Kourtney and Kim Take New York, we will get season two of Khloe and Lamar, and then the 125th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians which is currently filming at the moment. Le sigh. These people are never going away are they? The behind-the-scenes photo is below.
Hot on the heels of Kim Kardashian filing for divorce after a mere 72 days of marriage, the Kardashian family is desperately trying to save face after fans and media outlets expressed outrage following Kim’s multi-million dollar televised wedding and quickie marriage to Kris Humphries! Good thing nobody changed their name!
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star made her first public appearance since the divorce filing (above) with sister Khloe Kardashianpromoting their new handbag collection in Sydney, Australia today. Below, more photos of Kim and her well perfected, definitely not practiced at all, sad pouty face!
Meanwhile, she posted a special and heartfelt (ha!) “A Message To My Fans” all three of you: Kourtney, Khloe, and Kris J on her personal webpage describing why she chose to file for divorce without ever even residing in the same home as her husband. Apparently Kim, 31, got caught up in the excitement of a wedding and the idea of love without, you know, caring about who she married or the actual marriage.
”I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon,” she confesses. “I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly. I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn’t get off when now I know I probably should have.” When diamonds, custom made designer dresses and dollar signs are dangled in front of you, perhaps it is hard to take a step back and re-evaluate.
“I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn’t know how to and didn’t want to disappoint a lot of people,” Kim admits. “I never had the intention of hurting anybody and I accept full responsibility for my actions and decisions, and for taking everyone on this journey with me. It just didn’t turn out to be the fairy tale I had so badly hoped for.” I would kinda feel bad for her, except I don’t!
Kim is also furious that people would accuse her of marrying for all the wrong reasons! “First and foremost, I married for love,” she insists. “I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!” Right…
“I share so much of my life on a reality show, that contemplating whether to even film my wedding was a tough decision to make, and maybe it turned out to not be the smartest decision. But it’s who I am!”
“We filmed Kourtney giving birth, Khloe getting married, break ups, make ups, our best moments and our worst moments. These were all real moments. That’s what makes us who we are. We share, we give, we love and we are open!” Kim declares, claiming that part of being a Kardashian is famewhoring having a camera on you 24/7!
As for those pesky rumors that she banked upwards of $17M from the nuptials, Kim is adamantly disputing those claims! “These reports are simply not true and it makes me so sad to have to even clarify this,” Kim states.
Since she can’t keep the gifts when the marriage didn’t even last six months, Kim is now claiming that she will be donating all “the money for all the gifts” to the Dream Foundation, a charity that helps dreams come true for those living with life threatening illness. A report by TMZ states she is planning to donate $200,000 (the estimated sum of all the gifts she received) to the charity.
Pimpmomma Kris Jenner is also speaking out defending Kim’s actions and insisting nary a cent was earned on the made for TV wedding. Appearing on the radio show Johnjay and Rich, Kris claims Kimmie Kakes had to make the “very difficult decision” to end her marriage “on her own.” Clearly, since Kris H found out through the tabloids!
“[Kim’s] not the first person in the world to get a divorce or have something like this happen to, and she won’t be the last,” Kris argued. “She just happens to be a very public person with a couple of television shows on the air so it makes it bigger than life.”
“She didn’t make a dime off of this wedding,” Kris claimed. “She actually spent millions of dollars on this wedding, so it’s not something that she thought would ever not be happily ever after.” Funny… I don’t believe either of you!
“People just have to stop judging,” Kris admonished. “Take a step back. Let Kim do what she needs to do and just be supportive. It’s not easy.” I think the best way to avoid judgment is to get out of the public eye!
While Kris is home trying to pick up the pieces of his broken life — Kim jetted off to Australia, following a massage, to do more promotion for whatever krap she is hawking now. More photos below of Kim, sister Khloe and her brother-in-law Lamar Odom!
According to a poll by TMZ, over 95% of the public do NOT believe Kris’ claims that Kim did not make a dime off her wedding. And can you blame them? After all they got paid for the following according to a report by the NY POST –
$15 million plus profit for four-hour, two-part wedding special on E!
$2.5 million for exclusive photos with People magazine
$300,000 for exclusive engagement announcement with People
$100,000 for exclusive rights to bridal shower with Britain’s OK! mag
$50,000 to have Bachelorette party at Tao in Las Vegas
Kris went on The Today Show this morning and further expanded on the claims that Kim did not make a dime off the wedding. According to Kris, while Kimmie received over a million from the sale of the wedding pics and from E!, all the money went into her wedding and she apparently had to use some of her own money to finish paying for the lavish wedding. Not.Buying.It.
Another fun tidbit, Kathie Lee Gifford, who has been a close family friend of the Kardashians for decades, revealed on The Today Show yesterday that she suspected something was off with the couple as they barely interacted during their August wedding rehearsal dinner. “I never saw them together the entire night,” said Kathie.
Even more interesting? At the wedding reception Khloe whispered to Kathie Lee: “I give it six f ***ing months.”
[Photos Credit: Robert Wallace/ WENN.com]
DO YOU BELIEVE KIM DIDN’T MAKE ANY MONEY FROM HER TELEVISED WEDDING? DO YOU SUPPORT KIM’S DECISION OR ARE YOU FED UP WITH THEIR PLOYS FOR ATTENTIONS?
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Keeping Up With The Odoms? You bet! RumorFix is reporting Khloe & Lamar will be returning for at least two more seasons! Apparently the show, which debuted last year, was one of the E!’s highest rated shows ever, so now the network is anxiously planning seasons two and three. I’m so thrilled… yeah, that’s the word.
“Khloe is super excited to begin filming again. She wasn’t happy with the way some of the things turned out on last season and wants to make changes for the better for the second season,” an insider reveals. I guess she needs something to do on her days off from filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians and completing other assignments from her pimp momager, so why not do more reality TV!!
In preparations for filming the new season Lamar Odom and his bestie were seen meeting with producer Ryan Seacrest to discuss what direction they want to take the totally unscripted, authentic reality show.
I predict the new season will focus on Khloe’s struggles with fertility and the couple getting pregnant – particularly after In Touch has revealed Khloe is planning to undergo IVF treatments in the hopes of conceiving. “She knows that it will be expensive and take a lot of time, but this is what she wants,” an insider reports.
Disclosing her struggles with fertility on the Today show earlier this month, Khloe explained: “I never knew about ovulation and the limited amount of time you have to get pregnant. When you have schedules such as ours, it’s really hard to hit that mark.” She also expressed her fear that she may not be able to get pregnant.
“Lamar already has kids, so he’s not feeling the pressure, but for Khloé it’s very consuming,” the source describes. “She’s feeling a sense of anguish nearly all the time.” So she needs to slow it down and cut back on stress.
Well, in order to boost her chances of conception, Khloe has, allegedly, tried to distance herself from family stress as of late so she’s completely stopped mean Tweeting about Dancing With The Stars and hanging out with Kim, Kris, and Kourtney, “She’s avoiding all stress, and that includes her family drama,” an friend explains. Khloe has also cut back on drinking, is getting more rest, and improving her diet, but apparently it’s just not working.
The couple is trying some different techniques, like acupuncture and high-tech procedures, but if that doesn’t work they plan to start IVF soon according to the insider.
“After two years of being Lamar’s wife, she feels the time has come to be his baby’s mama!” a friend declared.
Best of luck to Khloe and Lamar – I hope they are able to fulfill their dreams of having a child.
Thoughts on E! renewing Khloe & Lamar for two more seasons? Will you be watching? Thoughts on Khloe’s struggles with fertility?
It’s no secret (though it is a komplete surprise) that the Kardashian Konglomerate is a big-moneymaking business. Led by Pimp Momager, Kris Jenner Kardashian, the family has raked in millions starting with a little thing like an accidentally leaked sex tape. Well, I have more bad news…
After earning a reported $65 million in 2010, it seems the Sisters Kardashian are slated to make… wait for it: $200-$300 MILLION dollars in the the next year alone from their Kardashian Kollection for Sears. But it gets better as they are predicted to be closing in on a Billion-Dollar empire in the next 2 years!
Brian Dow, a partner at APA Talent and Literaly Agency who reps the brands komprised of the Kardashian Kingdom, tells Women’s Wear Daily: “The Kardashians could easily be a billion-dollar business worldwide in the next two years.”
Especially since they are planning to take their Sears Kollection global with markets in the U.K., Italy, and Australia. I feel so bad for those other countries. Or should I say kountries? Wow – that’s an incredible payout for such cheap and tacky clothes!
In addition to dressing like the sisters, people apparently want to smell like the Kardashians too, as their fragrance lines are huge money-makers!
“Kardashian is the type of brand that can afford to be everywhere — we’re not concerned about overexposure,” says Philip Zellner, CEO of Lighthouse Brands, the company that produces the Kardashian fragrances.
“Everyone who watches and reads about them feels like they know them, that they’re part of their family. There is an aspirational aspect that the consumer looks up to, as well as the day-to-day drama,” Mr. Zellner believes.
Because according to Mr. Zellner, the four fragrance lines kreated by the Kardashians – three (and a fourth on the way!) from Kim and one unisex fragrance from Khloe and husband Lamar Odom – are expected to generate $50M! Who is buying this stuff?! I am seriously perplexed!
So, just to break it down in the next couple years these ladies could be raking in close to a billion dollars! Kue the lawsuits that will likely be rolling in… especially considering they are already being accused of kopy-katting.
Photo credit: WENN
Did you feel nauseous after learning about the prospective income the Kardashians may earn pedaling their wares? Have you ever a purchased a K product? Would you?
Newlyweds/non-famewhores Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are already renewing their wedding vows despite being married for only a month-and-a-half!
The made for TV vow renewal for theKeeping Up With The Kardashiansstars was all courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres! On a pre-taped episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show (scheduled to air today), Kimmie, 30, and her NBA hubby Kris, 26, were candid with Ellen about their newlywed life and what they’d do differently about their Aug. 20 wedding.
“[I’d] elope,” said Kimmie Kakes. “I would say [have a] longer after-party, but I was so crazy for an entire month…I literally went crazy. It was so stressful,” she added of the wedding which she planned with the help of pimpmomager Kris Jenner in only a few months.
Kris also shared his regret, echoing Kimmie’s statement by stating he would have wanted “a longer after party.”
The two are currently doing a ton of press in other to promote their E! Wedding Special — Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event which is set to air this Sunday on E! at 8 p.m. ET.
In other Kardashian news, Khloe Kardashian, who co-hosted the fourth hour of the Today Show on Monday, opened up about her fertility struggles.
Khloe, who’s been married to NBA hubbyLamar Odom for over 2 years now (yes it’s been 2 years already), has always been vocal about wanting kids right away. However, that has yet to happen for Khloe.
“We would love to have kids,” said Khloe, 27. “It’s so hard. I never knew about ovulation and the limited amount of time you have to get pregnant. I never knew about that. No one ever taught me that. When you have schedules such as ours, it’s really hard to hit that mark. So it’s frustrating, but definitely, I want to have kids. It’s scary [thinking], ‘Oh God, what if I physically can’t have kids?’”
The Kardashians continue their take over of the Today Show this week as Kris Jenner will co-host today, Kourtney Kardashian will co-host tomorrow, and Kimmie Kakes will finish off by co-hosting on Friday.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIMMIE & KRIS RENEWING THEIR VOWS ALREADY? THOUGHTS ON KHLOE’S COMMENTS?
As reported, PEOPLE magazine inked a deal with the Keeping Up With The Kardashiansstar in which she netted an estimated $1 – $1.5 million for her wedding pictures. Was Kimmie’s wedding worth $1.5 mil? We’ll let you be the judge. Below are more photos from Kimmie’s big day!
Moving on to Kim’s prenup with hubby Kris Humphriesas the Hollywood Reporter is confirming she did indeed get one before tying the knot.
So what exactly is at stake in the case that this wedding doesn’t go the distance? Well the report states Kimmie’s $35-million personal fortune, while NBA player Kris, 26, is worth an estimated $8 – $16 million. It is rumored that the prenup will protect the current and future business ventures of Kim, 30.
And finally, the Huffington Post is reportingKris Humphries now has a new manager! Apparently pimpmomager Kris Jenner has managed to sink her claws into her son-in-law’s bank account by signing him on as a client.
“Kris runs the entire family like a business and that’s why they are all so successful,” a family friend reveals. “Now that Kris [Humphries] is married to the families biggest asset, Kris [Jenner] is going to make sure that she is making all the business decisions.”
This doesn’t exactly come as a big surprise as immediately following daughter Khloe Kardashian’s wedding to Lamar Odom, Kris also become Lamar’s manager.
“Kris is already in early negotiations to brand the newlywed couple today with fragrance deals and other endorsements,” an insider adds “She isn’t going to let some other manager with a different agenda get in the way of that. The amount of money this couple has already made from selling coverage of the wedding is millions and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Expect his and her clothes, towels, watches, shoes and by the time they have a baby together, forget it. They will be able to buy the bank.”
Gotta hand it to pimpmomager Kris, she doesn’t play when it comes to her 10%!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIMMIE’S OFFICIAL WEDDING PICS? IS KRIS’ DECISION TO MANAGE KRIS H. A RECIPE FOR DISASTER?
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“We kicked the night off with dinner at the delicious Sugar Factory restaurant and then moved on to Chateau Nightclub. It was a blast! They brought out the most amazing cake for me at Chateau, it was all gold! So fab!,” blogged Khloe. More photos from the birthday event below!
In other Kardashian news, it appears Kimmy is planning to slim down in preparation for her big day aka her upcoming wedding.
Yesterday, Kim revealed via her twitter page that she plans on using the Quicktrim diet supplement, which she is a spokesperson for, to lose a few pounds before saying ‘I do.’ After one of her fans tweeted to her that they were “on [their] way to GNC to buy some QuickTrim,” Kim, 30, responded: “Take some for me! I’m about to start again! #Wedding slimdown.”
Odd as Kim has stated in the past that she is proud of her curves, plus judging from her recent photos it doesn’t appear she needs to lose any weight.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PICS? DOES KIMMY NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT?
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