Basketball star, Kris Humphries in a personal essay and memoir about his life in The Players Tribune has opened up about his marriage to Kim Kardashian.
Humphries and Kardashian got married in a televised marriage in 2011 but divorced after just 72 days as a married couple.
Humphries also opened up on how he feels when he hears people say that his marriage to the reality TV star was fake. He said,
“The irony of my career is that I finally figured out what kind of player I was when I got to the Nets. I was going to try to grab 10 boards a game and shut up. I wasn’t The Guy. I was a grinder. I felt like I knew who I was, finally. And then I met a girl who happened to be really famous, and I got married, and…. Damn.
Look, I should have known what I was getting into. I was definitely naive about how much my life was going to change. But the one thing that really bothers me is whenever people say that my marriage was fake.”
Kris Humphries went on to speak on how real his relationship with Kim Kardashian was.
“There’s definitely a lot about that world that is not entirely real. But our actual relationship was 100% real. When it was clear that it wasn’t working… what can I say? It sucked. It’s never easy to go through the embarrassment of something like that — with your friends with your family… But when it plays out so publicly, in front of the world, it’s a whole other level. It was brutal.”
The exes have since both moved on from that failed marriage as Kardashian is now married to rap star, Kanye West with whom she has three children with a fourth on the way.