Not too long ago, Kris Humphries was leading a blessed life. He was coming off his best season yet, the Nets made a video promoting him for Sixth Man of the Year, he was blowing up GQ magazine by wearing tiny swim trunks and, oh yeah, he was marrying Kim Kardashian, who is very pretty, rich and famous. Everything was coming up Hump.
Now, not so much. Pretty much the opposite. For one, he’s getting divorced. From TMZ, who knows these things:
Kim Kardashian will file for divorce this morning, after 72 days of not-so-wedded bliss to Kris Humphries … TMZ has learned.
We’re told even though the marriage was short, she will not seek an annulment. It’s a garden variety divorce, in which Kim cites “irreconcilable differences.”
We’re told the date of separation is listed as today, Oct. 31, 2011.
This comes on the heels of being swindled out of some serious money. From TMZ again:
Kim Kardashian’s husband claims he was bilked out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by a guy he invited to his wedding … a guy who’s been arrested for allegedly running a $1.7 million investment scam. [...]
Officials believe Andrey lied to several investors — including Kris — telling them, among other things, that he was a Harvard graduate … when in fact, he was kicked out of the University after 3 semesters for crappy grades. Officials say Andrey only took 1 math class at Harvard … and got a D-.
Officials claim 27-year-old Hicks stole $1.7 million from various investors … and sources close to Kris tell us the NBA star accounted for hundreds of thousands of dollars himself.
And, of course, he’s locked out right now, meaning he can’t sign a big free agent contract. That means that in the span of six months, Kris Humphries went from millionaire basketball player marrying one of the world’s most desirable women to divorced, unemployed and tricked out of money by a friend. Yikes.
I’m not sure what the opposite of the Kardashian Effect should be called — Kardashian Kurse is pretty fitting — but this is definitely it.