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No one saw this coming.

Hi, my name is Brittany and I’m a reality TV addict.

Like everyone else who shares the same guilty pleasure as me, I saw more tweets and Facebook updates this week about Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries than “Happy Halloween” posts. In fact, if you want a good laugh, you might want to check out two of the current trending topics on twitter: #ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage and #KimKMarriageWasShorter.

Several people think the whole four-hour wedding special on E! was just a huge publicity stunt designed to increase the already enormous Kardashian brand, but I genuinely think it was just a relationship gone very bad (and very quickly) in front of the public eye. Maybe I’m a hopeless romantic or maybe I tend to believe everything until I’m given a reason not to, but that is honestly how I feel about the situation.

My question to you is whether you think the whole thing was made up to generate some PR for the already popular family or if the two genuinely had irreconcilable differences? Thoughts?


Brittany Richardson
Brittany Richardson
A former HMA Public Relations employee.


  1. Stephanie Lough says:

    I don’t think it was a deliberate “publicity stunt” or calculated PR move, but I also do not think they were hopelessly in love (although, I admit, I am not a hopeless romantic). I think the media attention they got pressured them to move the relationship quickly, which in turn added fuel to the fire with all the wedding coverage. Yeah, they are getting a lot of media coverage, but is “bad news better than no news” really a PR tactic? I like the entire family a lot less after this (except for Bruce), and I do consider them close friends of mine who I know well, even if they don’t know me.

    Frankly, as someone who’s New Year’s resolution for ’09 was to Keep Up better (Jones who?), I am bored with the Kardashian klan. I thought Kris Humphries was a breath of fresh air for them. If you don’t watch the show, he constantly would tell Kim she doesn’t live in the real world. So true. Get Humphries his own show!

    But at the end of the day, all I really want is for Kim to admit to her plastic surgery. Why lie?

  2. I heard Mark Curtis and Dave Pratt discussing this this morning. They both think it was a total sham and that they may not have even had a marriage license. I’d like to think they got married for the right reasons and the publicity was just part of their celebrityism.

  3. Yes, Steph I’m with you on this. I like the family way less except for Bruce. He has always been the only level-headed one in the bunch. I think Kim and Kris’ rush to the altar was a mix of the honeymoon stage at the beginning of any relationship combined with the Kardashians’ love of attention. But I will say the timing of this split could not be more perfect with their new show debuting in a couple of weeks. I will definitely be tuning in.

  4. I’ve watched the show in the past, but could care less about Kim’s split from the Jolly Green Giant. Should it be a surprise after it was evident on the family vacation to Bora Bora that there were things they obviously didn’t know about each other? No.

    Publicity stunt or not, it got them the attention they crave. I’m sure Kris Jenner is sitting in her office smiling at this very moment since it’s only bringing more attention to her “brand” – what normal people call their family.

  5. Katy Reeve says:

    I think it was a total fake! If not, Kim is an even sadder human being than I thought before her wedding monster took over national attention. Either way, marriage took a serious beating with their total disregard for how serious and special a marriage should be.

  6. I think the divorce conveniently came when Kim’s Mom had a book coming out. Coincidence? Cheers, Davidv

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