Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have ended their union after only 72 days of marriage, reports TMZ, a scant 20 days after E! raked in massive ratings with "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event," a four-hour special on KK's big day. Kardashian is filing, citing irreconcilable differences. But TMZ is also reporting that the main point of contention in the relationship is where they would want to live post-publicity whirlwind. Humphries wants Minnesota where he is from. Kardashian doesn't know what the Midwest is. We'll call this Strike One.
Don't believe TMZ? Ryan Seacreat confirmed via Twitter:
Seacrest opened up on his KIIS morning show, as well, saying: "I've spoken to her briefly and she says she's sad and got caught up in all that was going on."
Kardashian and New Jersey Net Humphries were married on August 20 of this year in a ceremony that reportedly cost $10 million. TMZ jokes that's $138,888 for every day of their marriage. We know people who have bought houses for less than that. (Although the couple, who have a prenup, reportedly made $18 million for selling the rights to their nuptials.)
On Thursday, Kim, 30, opened up to People mag about how her first few days of marriage were anything but blissful. But in the end Kardashian's mom, Kris Jenner, claimed everything was hunky dory. Clearly, she's was wrong (as were the rest of Kardashian's "inner circle"). Maybe the first sign of a doomed relationship is marrying someone who shares a name, including spelling, as your mother. Freud would have have field day with that one. Let's call that Strike Two.
This is Kardashian's second divorce, after another short marriage when she was 19 to Damon Thomas. Humphries, 26, only found out about the union after they were engaged. Look, Kim, we get it, we wouldn't want to be married to someone who doesn't have basic internet search skills either. ...And there's Strike Three.
While 72 days is by no means a marathon relationship, it's nowhere near the shortest, like Britney Spears' marriage to Jason Alexander that was annulled after 55 hours or Mario Lopez and Doritos Girl Ali Landry, who made it two weeks. Our fave short marriage goes to Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine who made it 32 days. In her autobiography "Merman," she included a chapter called "My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine." It consisted of one blank page.
UPDATE!: TMZ is all over this story, natch, claiming that Humphries didn't want to divorce in the first place because he doesn't believe in it. Not only that, but he didn't even know that his former sweetie was filing papers until this morning. This is the best part of their post:
We're told Kris is "bummed."
Aw, Kris, we are too! Because if a C+ basketball player and the chick whose dad got O.J. off the hook can't make it work what hope do the rest of us have?
UPDATED AGAIN!: Kim, who has a kept mum on Twitter all day, released a statement to E!, the network that has kept her famous for absolutely no reason:
"After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage," she said. "I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best."
UPDATED AGAIN AGAIN!: For those in the comments claiming Kardashian's decision to marry was clearly business related, Brian Stelter over at the New York Times has an interested piece about how much of a problem this divorce is for E!, who can no longer repeat the "Fairytale" wedding special. The network plans on going ahead with Kim's next series "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" that is scheduled to have its premiere on November 27.