Does anyone know the whereabouts of Kanye West these days? I think he might still be in Paris, finalizing the wedding plans and establishing the necessary 40-day residency in France he and Kim will need before they marry. But it doesn’t matter, really, because I just can’t figure out how Kim and Kanye’s French wedding will be in any way legal. They must have come to that conclusion too, because Radar says that Kim and Kanye will be getting married in LA first, then on to France where it will just be a showbiz-y wedding that “doesn’t count.”
For Kim Kardashian, more is always more. The reality star, who wed ex husband Kris Humphries in a lavish $10 million ceremony, will marry third husband Kanye West three times— once in Southern California and twice in France— RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
To avoid long lines and red tape, a source tells RadarOnline.com, the couple’s lawyers recommended they hold a civil ceremony in the United States prior to their French nuptials on May 24. “Typically, the U.S. recognizes citizens getting married in France, but dealing with a foreign government and paperwork could be a nightmare,” the insider explains. “So just to make sure it’s legal, Kim and Kanye will first be having a civil ceremony in Southern California.”
Next, the couple will cross the Atlantic for their dream ceremony in Paris— and French law dictates that there be two wedding ceremonies.
“A religious ceremony has to be performed after a civil ceremony, never before,” the French Embassy in Washington D.C. explains to RadarOnline.com. “The minister, priest or rabbi will require a certificate of civil marriage before any religious ceremony takes place.”
According to a new report, the high-profile couple recently scouted a new location for their main event— the 17th-century, Louis XIV-commissioned Chateau de Louveciennes.
“Kim will have at least three dress changes on the big ceremony day in France,” a source tells RadarOnline.com “It will be over the top. Kim and Kanye want it to be the wedding of the century.”
But there may be a snag in their grand plans— According to various statutes in France, at least one of the parties has to have resided in the country for at least 40 days prior to the wedding.
“Kim and Kanye were unaware until recently that France required a residency requirement prior to marriage,” a Kardashian source tells RadarOnline. “Kanye has an apartment in Paris, but he doesn’t live there full-time.”
We’ll see. The thing is, I doubt they need France to recognize their wedding anyway. I mean, sure, they can try to follow the rules and everything and we’ll see if that works. But America is already going to recognize their marriage no matter what. They’re both American citizens, they’ll have all of the paperwork and if there’s one thing we know about Kim, it’s that she’s got access to tons of great lawyers (many of whom were friends with her dad). They’ll be fine. I am interested in seeing what Yeezington has planned though. It will be a spectacle, I’m sure.
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