It’s time for today’s first post about the ongoing Kardashian saga. Look, I get that some of you absolutely hate them, but your hate isn’t going to make us (or any other site) stop covering this divorce catastrophe. Besides the fact that it’s big gossip news, it’s also become legit news about E! and the future of the Kardashian brand. Meaning, the fallout from Kim’s quickie wedding and “sudden” divorce could backlash and end up hurting the Kardashian-Jenners. Isn’t that what you want? So pay attention!
So, my opinion is that Kris Jenner is really worried about what Kim’s divorce is doing to the “brand”. So Kim was sent out to do damage control – she posted a message on her blog called “A Message to My Fans”:
This is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. I see all of the support and I am so thankful for my fans, friends and family who are helping me through this difficult time.
I am trying not to read all the different media reports but it’s hard not to see all the negative ones. First and foremost, I married for love. I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show! I share so much of my life on a reality show, that contemplating whether to even film my wedding was a tough decision to make, and maybe it turned out to not be the smartest decision. But it’s who I am! We filmed Kourtney giving birth, Khloe getting married, break ups, make ups, our best moments and our worst moments. These were all real moments. That’s what makes us who we are. We share, we give, we love and we are open!
Everyone that knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic! I love with all of my heart and soul. I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon. I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly. I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn’t get off when now I know I probably should have. I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn’t know how to and didn’t want to disappoint a lot of people.
I’m being honest here and I hope you respect my courage because this isn’t easy to go through. But I do know that I have to follow my heart. I never had the intention of hurting anybody and I accept full responsibility for my actions and decisions, and for taking everyone on this journey with me. It just didn’t turn out to be the fairy tale I had so badly hoped for.
There are also reports that I made millions of dollars off of the wedding. These reports are simply not true and it makes me so sad to have to even clarify this. I’m so grateful to everyone who took the time to come to my wedding and I’ll be donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation.
I’m sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart and I believe now that I really am.
[From Kim’s Blog]
“I want a family and babies and a real life so badly”…bulls–t. Kris was going to give her a chance to not be in the spotlight so much, to get pregnant and build her own family, and she just publicly rejected that. Maybe she really does want kids – but she wants them as an extension of her franchise, not because of some overwhelming maternal instincts, you know? She’s always going to choose her “brand” over “real life”.
Anyway, The Hollywood Reporter has a very interesting story about the “emergency meetings” that are going down at E!. Kim’s divorce filing “took everybody by surprise” and the meetings are to discuss both Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, which have both wrapped. Meaning, E!’s cameras aren’t following Kim currently, so if there ever is a “very special Kardashian divorce special,” you know that everything was just staged, okay? A source tells THR that “the New York show has filmed a scene in which the couple decides to ‘take a break.’” Oh, and now E! is considering pulling all of the reruns of the wedding special too.
So, of course, the pimp mother has to get involved, considering it involved her daughters and MONEY. Kris Jenner went on a radio show yesterday and defended Kim, saying: “She made a decision based on whatever feelings she had. I didn’t interrogate her. She’s not the first person in the world to get a divorce or to have something like this happen to, and she won’t be the last … People have to stop judging… Kim needed to make a very difficult decision and she needed to do that on her own. She’s not five years old. She’s a 30-year-old woman who definitely needs my support right now … It’s not something that she thought would ever not be happily ever after… For whatever reason, Kim felt [divorce] was the decision for her. I can’t judge her and I can’t speculate.” Ruh roh. It sounds like Kris is concerned that Kim is damaging the brand too, right?
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