Kim Kardashian West Says Her Mother Had Serious Doubts About Her Wedding to Kris Humphries
Kris Jenner has always been very involved in her children’s personal affairs, balancing her role as their manager with that of their loving mother (see her first public message after Kim Kardashian West’s robbery). And while her kids may not always agree with their momager on camera, when it comes down to it, they (usually!) follow her advice. Unfortunately, Kardashian West chose not to heed one of the matriarch’s most important offers of guidance in recent years: to put off her wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian West (now married to Kanye West) admitted that Jenner wanted her to call the whole thing off. “The night before, my mom pulled me aside, off-camera, and was like, ‘This isn’t it for you. Why don’t you go away and I’ll handle it?’”
She wasn’t the only one with misgivings. “My friends told me I just had cold feet, but even the producers said, ‘You don’t seem happy. You don’t have to go through with this,'” the entrepreneur shared.
But Kardashian West would not be deterred, despite the fact that she had been having serious reservations about the impending nuptials. “There was all this attention on the wedding, and I thought maybe it was just the pressure of the show giving me this anxiety,” she explained. “I felt like, if I pulled out now, everyone’s going to think I just did it for the show.”
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In the end, Kardashian went through with the $10 million August 2011 wedding in front of 400 guests that included Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough, Kathy Lee Gifford, Mel B, George Lopez, and Serena Williams, with a performance by Stevie Wonder as well.
Sadly, her doubts about her marriage didn’t go away after the wedding was over — the makeup maven told THR she knew she wanted to end things pretty quickly. “Afterwards, people were saying, you have to stay married for a year, but I physically couldn’t do it.” She publicly announced her separation from Humphries 72 days later, finalizing her divorce in 2013.
Luckily for her, it appears that the third time was the charm (Kardashian West was also previously married to Damon Thomas for four years in the early aughts): She and West celebrated their third wedding anniversary back in May.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!