Just one month after her break-up from Gabriel Aubry, Kim Kardashian was introduced to NBA star Kris Humphries through a mutual friend in the fall of 2010. The two were officially dating by December 2010, with a source telling The New York Post, “They’ve been taking it slow, but they have so much fun together.”
Kardashian and Humphries did anything but take their relationship slow, however. Just four months after they started dating, Humphries proposed on an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” while vacationing with the Kardashian/Jenner family in Bora Bora, as reported by Us Weekly. The two got married on August 20, 2011, in the presence of friends, family, and an E! Entertainment camera crew.
According to The New York Post, the Kardashian-Humphries wedding was a formal, black-and-white affair, which cost upwards of $10 million, from floral arrangements to the wedding cake. On the surface, the two seemed enthusiastic to be together, but behind the scenes, their relationship was different.
On Oct. 31, 2011, just 72 days after getting married, Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries, citing irreconcilable differences. “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,” Kardashian said in a statement about the divorce to E! News.
Humphries, on the other hand, was determined to try and work it out initially, telling E! News, “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce. I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” However, by November 2011, Humphries filed for an annulment from Kardashian, alleging that their union was fraudulent, but ultimately settled with her in 2013.
Kardashian’s infamous 72-day marriage arguably had a significant impact on her reputation. She later revealed on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen that she had regrets about how her relationship with Humphries played out. “I was so nervous to break up with someone. I handled it totally the wrong way,” she said (via Page Six). “I fully broke up with him in the worst way, and I couldn’t… I just didn’t know how to deal. I learned so much from it.”