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Today, in the aftermath of the Kourtney and Kim Take New York season premiere , THG Asks this crucial question:
Was Kris Humphries in on the divorce drama?
YES by Hilton Hater
It’s konceivable that Kris Humphries was klueless about Kim Kardashian when they first started dating.
Granted, she had gone out with numerous professional athletes before. And, yes, her sex tape has likely been viewed by more people than attend New Jersey Nets home games.
I could maybe buy that Humphries was so focused on improving his post-up game that he hadn’t signed online in two years, even if her family sold out long before LeBron James.
Still… you want me to believe that this basketball player – who was aware his league was headed for a lockout and he’d be missing multiple paychecks in the near future – didn’t comprehend what he was getting into after a first date swarmed by paparazzi?!?
Or when his proposal was filmed by E! cameras?
Or when his wedding was turned into a four-hour TV special?
I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine Kris really thought Kim would simply move to Minnesota, pop out a few babies and the couple would live happily ever after, tabloid-free.
As the old adage goes: It takes two to tango down the aisle, feign affection, pocket millions, get divorced 72 days later, cry a river in public and laugh all the way to the bank.
NO by Free Britney
With all due respect to my Kardashian expert kounterpart, Kris Humphries looked absolutely mortified last night, and I doubt he’s that good of an actor.
In my view, the big oaf was likely seduced by Kim’s voluptuousness and lavish lifestyle and didn’t realize what he was getting into until it was too late.
I put nothing past Kim or her “momager” Kris Jenner. Those people have fewer scruples than I have patience for people who use the term “momager.”
I hate myself right now, but not as much as Kris (H.) was hating life when he walked in on a naked dude teaching Kourt yoga (and E! writers high-fived).
The man got played. Plain and simple. Humphries was needed to give Kim a fairytale wedding, then hit the bricks ASAP, as her brand is more valuable when she’s single.
Everything about Kris, from his mannerisms last night, to his actions after getting dumped, to his assertion that Kim will be irrelevant one day, indicates he had no clue.
How could he fall for it? Kim is probably a nice girl in private, but that’s the thing. There is no private when your career is a never-ending reality show and a 24/7 shill.
Naively, he assumed he’d settle into a blissful relatively quiet post-wedding life. Instead, he got an apartment with Scott Disick. No one willingly agrees to that.
THG Asks you … was Kris in on all this?