Kim Kardashian West has had a successful career as a television personality since 2007. Still, there came a point where she believed she had hit rock bottom and it was after her divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries.
After divorcing the athlete in 2011, the Keeping up with the Kardashians Star encountered a ton of backlash during their 72-day marriage. So much so that she was convinced she and her family were counted as celebrities on the A-list.
Kim Kardashian West and Kris Humphries began dating in 2010
Kardashian and Humphries first sparked dating rumors in late 2010 after the reality star was spotted at court at one of the NBA player’s basketball games.
At the time, no one could say for sure whether the couple was together or not. Just days after Kardashian’s discovery, she and Humphries first appeared together in public.
Despite their public outing, Kardashian denied being with Humphries during the first few months of their relationship. In February 2011, the couple celebrated Humphries’ 26th birthday together. In April of this year, the athlete was already accompanying Kardashian and her family on vacation, which was enough proof that they were officially a couple.
The couple married and divorced that same year
After just a few months of dating, Humphries Kardashian proposed a 20-carat, $ 2 million engagement ring in May 2011 – and she said yes.
Three months later, the couple tied the knot during an elaborate wedding ceremony in front of 400 guests. The whole affair was captured on camera and broadcast in a two-part film KUWTK TV special in October 2011.
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However, in the same month rumors surfaced that things weren’t working out between them. On October 31, 2011, Kardashian filed for divorce from the athlete, citing irreconcilable differences.
Although they are a perfect match, many people knew early on that Kardashian and Humphries were not meant to be.
Even the reality star revealed herself at an appearance in 2017 Bravo’s clock clock happens live that even during her honeymoon she knew that her marriage to Humphries was far from a fairy tale.
“At the time I was just like, ‘Holy shit, I’m 30 years old. I understand better together. I better get married. ‘I think a lot of girls go through this where they freak out and think they’re getting old and all of their friends have kids,’ she admitted. “So it was more of that situation. But I knew it wasn’t going to work out on the honeymoon. “
Kim Kardashian believed that her failed 72-day marriage to Humphries would negatively impact her career
After their divorce was announced, many began to wonder if the couple’s marriage was the real deal or if it was just a publicity stunt to make money.
Kardashian earned $ 175,000 for the exclusive engagement announcement, $ 1.1 million for the wedding photos, and $ 1 million for her wedding broadcast E!It was believed that she took advantage of marriage to make a big profit.
And since the wedding itself attracted most of the audience E!In history, many saw marriage as a thought-provoking trick KUWTK.
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With all of the negative media coverage of the Kardashian and Humphries marriage, the KKW beauty mogul was questioning her future as a television personality.
She even believed that her career – and that of her family – was “over” after her divorce from the NBA player.
“At the time I got divorced, I was telling everyone, ‘You guys, I think our career is over,'” she said in a 2015 interview for The Drum about Sir Martin Sorrell saved your money. I totally thought it was over. “
While she believed that marriage and divorce would ruin her, they clearly did the opposite, as Kardashian was and still is one of the most popular celebrities in the world.