Word hit the street yesterday that Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage. Yep. 72 days. Now, I’m no marriage counselor or relationship expert, but I can’t say I’m terribly surprised. Let me tell you why I think they were doomed from the start:
- Length of pre-marriage relationship: According to this article from Hollywood Life, Kim and Kris were only dating for about six months when they got engaged. And it wasn’t like they had a long (or even normal) engagement period to work out the relationship kinks either. They went from casually dating to husband and wife in a little over eight months. Now don’t get me wrong… I am not saying that short courtships are always destined to fail. There are plenty of folks who knew from day one it was meant to be and tied the knot quickly with great success… love at first sight, if you will. However, I think that’s a very rare exception. My personal opinion is that everyone is on their best behavior for the first six months; it’s after that when you get down to who the person really is. I don’t know if the pressure of being on a reality television show or the family pressure or just self-induced pressure of feeling like it’s “time” had any impact, but the whole thing just seemed so rushed. If you’re in it for the long haul (i.e., ’til death do you part), what’s the hurry?
- Wedding publicity pressure: For all brides, it’s SO easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam of planning a wedding and forget all about the marriage and what it all really means. I know I was definitely guilty of it at times. I can only imagine what it’s like when it’s a $10 million (although some reports say $20 million) wedding being broadcast on national television.
- She doesn’t really like him: Check out this video. Not only does she admit that they are at each other’s throats the weeks before the wedding (sure, pre-wedding stress is common, but saying you “hate each other”? I don’t know about that), but I’m still trying to figure out why he’s picking up his sliced tenderloin with his fingers while having a casual conversation with friends. You know that Kim is grossed out by this whole scene. I’m willing to bet he used silverware during the first six months.
So, what do you think? Did you think it was going to last?