There’s nothing unusual about spending your first wedding anniversary in Hawaii with the man of your dreams. And that’s exactly what Kim Kardashain did - except she cosied up to her new man Kanye West, instead of Kris Humphries, who she married on 20 August 2011! Of course, that’s what happens when you’re only together for 72 days, a unit of time now and forever called “a Kardash”.
So how did the still married couple celebrate their anniversary? According to Hollywood Life, Kris needed to be reminded that it was his anniversary and, a couple of weeks ago, Kim reportedly called him “a cancer”. But Kim hasn’t let a little thing like a failed marriage ruin her year. Back in January she told Access Hollywood, “I learned that I just really need to rewrite my fairytale.” And it looks like that’s exactly what she’s doing! On her wedding anniversary she posted provocative beach snaps on Twitter with the caption “Sandy beach day”. Then there are the perfume launches, fashion lines and, of course, Kanye. But with all her happy moments, we can’t forget that little incident we like to call ‘flour bomb’! Ahlan! takes a look back at Kim’s highs and lows over the last twelve months...
August 2011: The Wedding
Cast your mind back twelve months and you’ll remember that no expense was spared on their lavish wedding. Kim wore not one, but three wedding dresses – each one a $20,000 Vera Wang design. She was dripping with a reported $10 million worth of jewellery and the couple splashed out $2 million on flowers alone. Of course, we all know that their fairytale romance only lasted a smidge over two months before Kim filed for divorce, but unlike Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, their divorce proceedings are taking a very long time to finalise; and the couple are still legally man and wife! Awk-ward. But their union wasn’t a complete disaster – Kim reportedly earned almost $20 million from the nuptials thanks to coverage deals, including around $176,000 worth of wedding gifts. She did later donate twice the value of the gifts to the Dream Foundation after she was criticised for not handing them back. Good PR move, Kim.
September 2011: The Kardiashian Kollection
Last September, Kim and her sisters launched their fashion line, The Kardashian Kollection, in US department store Sears. Items from the Kollection sold out a week before the official launch, with the leopard jumpsuit proving to be particularly popular. Almost one year on, the line is about to launch in 12 more countries including the UK, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Thailand and Indonesia.
November 2011: Kim falls in love with Dubai
Kim made her first visit to Dubai – and she was impressed. She tweeted “My hotel is so insane” as soon as she arrived at The Atlantis, and added, “I’m obsessed with Dubai.” She was in town to launch her perfume, as well as the first Millions of Milkshakes store outside the US and even thought about opening a hotel. She gushed, “I was telling my sisters, we’ve got to start up a hotel in Dubai!”
March 2012: Red Carpet Flour Bomb
Back in March, Kim was pelted with flour at the Hollywood launch for her perfume True Reflection. According to E! Online an unidentified Asian woman shouted “Fur hag” as she threw the flour and then ran away, but was intercepted by Kim’s security staff. Four months earlier, Kim was the target of a PETA campaign when the animal rights group posted a billboard in Los Angeles showing her wearing a fur-trimmed jacket next to a picture of two foxes. The caption read: “Kim: These babies miss their mother. Is she on your back?” However PETA insisted that they weren’t behind the attack. Although she was covered in flour, Kim cleaned herself up and went back to the event. She didn’t press charges and the woman was released. Amazingly, Kim laughed off her ordeal and told E! Online, “That is probably the craziest, unexpected, weird thing that ever happened to me. Like I said to my makeup artist, I wanted more powder and that’s a whole lot of translucent powder right there.” Nice attempt at humour, KK.
March 2012: QuickTrim Class Action Lawsuit
Kim and her sisters Khloe and Kourtney were named in a $5 million class action lawsuit against QuickTrim, the weight loss supplement that they endorse. The complaint accuses the Kardashians of false and deceptive marketing because, apparently, it doesn’t work. The case is still ongoing, but the Kardashian sisters want their names dropped from the suit because they say that spokespeople can’t be held responsible for false advertising and they were endorsing it in good faith.
April 2012: Falling for Kanye West
Although Kimye have been friends for years, and were papped together in Paris in March, they didn’t go public with their relationship until April, when Kanye rapped “I fell in love with Kim” on his track Theraflu. By the end of the month, they were snapped holding hands and, in May, were papped getting cosy at a Lakers game. Since then, Kim’s made no secret of the fact that she’s head over heels for Kanye – and he’s even dedicated a song to her famous curves. Aww.
June 2012: Diva Debut
When the hit TV series Drop Dead Diva returned for a fourth season in June, Kim made a splash with a guest appearance. She appeared in the first three episodes playing love guru Nikki LePree, and she even took a shot at her famous short-lived marriage. In one big scene, her character talked about a celebrity client and said, “She left her husband after 72 days. Everyone in Twitter is freaking out.” Kim obviously made an impression, because she’s back again in episode 12 – and this time she’s behind bars.
It hasn’t been the best year for Kris Humphries. On his first wedding ‘anniversary’ news broke that his parents’ marriage has also ended. According to TMZ, his mother Debra filed for divorce from Kris’ father William in early August. Kris’ own divorce isn’t likely to be finalised until November and reports suggest that this is because he’s seeking an annulment of the marriage, claiming it was staged for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
To make matters worse, he was dropped by his publicist of six months, with a source saying that “the relationship soured”, and, in July, his rebound girlfriend, Myla Sinanaj, claimed that she was pregnant with their child – although she later admitted that she wasn’t. But he did have someone on his side – Snoop Dogg! In a bizarre 59-second video, Snoop stuck up for Kris saying, “[Kim’s] cold-blooded. I’m pretty sure she’ll have a book in a month talking about all the n***** that she got and how she played them. So, my advice is, look, you can’t make a h* a housewife. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel.”