Time for today’s stories in the ongoing Kardashian-Humphries Saga For The Ages. In today’s episode, Kris Humphries’s dad William gives an exclusive interview to Life & Style, for the cover story in which Kim Kardashian is apparently being called out for her disastrous plan to profit from a tacky wedding and then divorce the man that she barely even liked. Still, Kris seems slightly sympathetic here.
In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, Kris Humphries’ dad, William Humphries, opens up his about his son’s reaction to Kim Kardashian’s filing for divorce and reveals how Kris is now coping with the split.
“There was never a discussion about it — it just came out of nowhere and blindsided Kris,” William claims in the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now. “How could someone do that? Kris was completely surprised. The news was already published before he found out!”
While a rep for Kim insists Kris did know the divorce was coming, friends and family say Kris, now back in his hometown of Chanhassen, Minn,. is still heartbroken.
“He’s hurting, but we’re here for him,” William reveals to Life & Style. “It’s nice that he’s here [in Minnesota] with family during this time.”
Kris was so hurt by the news that he refused to even speak to his wife — until she surprised him by flying to Minnesota on Nov. 6 to hash out the details of the divorce.
“Kris told me that Kim was texting him a lot, but he wouldn’t respond,” his friend tells Life & Style. “They did speak briefly the day the split was announced — but only because Kim was apparently pissed that Kris had released his own statement.”
“It’s not a nice situation. No matter how you look at it, he’s going through a divorce,” William adds.
Not only is Kris refusing to sign the divorce papers drawn up by Kim’s high-powered attorney Laura Wasser, but Kris is fighting with Kim over the wedding gifts.
“Kris is disgusted that Kim is making a donation to the Dream Foundation,” a friend of Kris’ says. “The gifts cost people a lot of money. They should be able to get their money back.”
[From Life & Style & Hollywood Life]
According to Hollywood Life, Kim‘s reason for visiting Minnesota was not in any way about a reconciliation either. Their source says, “Kim visited Kris so that he wouldn’t talk to the press. She was making sure that he wouldn’t do ‘anything stupid’ and ‘law low’ and not talk to any media outlets about their relationship. She seems more about controlling how her brand is affected than reconciling the relationship.” Apparently, they weren’t even left alone for one moment during the trip either.
Meanwhile, OK! Magazine is still trying to make Reggie and Kim happen all over again. I don’t think Reggie is interested at the moment (he issued a statement saying that he had no plans to see her), but you never know… I actually think they might have a chance at reconciling – even more so than Kim and Kris.
They never lost touch, not even in the exciting first days of her engagement to Kris Humphries. But now that her marriage is all but over, Kim Kardashian has turned to her ex-boyfriend NFL star Reggie Bush for comfort. The pair, who dated on and off for three years before splitting in March 2010, talked for three hours after Kim announced her plans to divorce.
“Immediately following the divorce announcement, Reggie reached out to Kim to let her know that he was always there for her if she needed someone to talk to,” says a Kim confidante. “Kim still loves Reggie deeply. She never got over that; she doesn’t think she ever will. She says he is her one true love.”
REGGIE IS KIM’S ROCK
Since Kim, 31, filed for divorce on Oct. 31, she and Reggie, 26, who’s currently in Miami where he plays for the Dolphins, have communicated via text message, phone and computer — culminating in a long, heartfelt conversation via Skype in the days before she met with Kris on Nov. 6.
“Reggie and Kim made a date to talk uninterrupted,” a friend of the football player confides. “Kim just feels really lost right now, and she isn’t sure who to trust or who she should turn to. Reggie is one of the few people who make her feel safe.”
Kim confided to Reggie how disappointed she was in her marriage to Kris, which lasted just 72 days, and how she came to realize that she jumped into the union too quickly.
“Reggie was just so patient listening to it all. He let Kim just pour her heart out to him for the first hour.”
“Reggie has a calming effect on Kim,” says the Kim confidant. “He really has such a positive outlook, and he made Kim remember that she is blessed.”
THERE’S STILL LOVE THERE
Over their three-hour conversation, Kim didn’t just complain about her marriage. She and Reggie also talked about their relationship. “It was a heartfelt talk: They laughed; they flirted; Kim cried,” says the confidante. “It began to seem like old times.”
Though there were reports that Kim and Reggie had already met up for lunch in NYC on Oct. 29, a Kim insider says their in-person reunion hasn’t happened yet — but it will.
“Before they said goodbye on Skype, they made plans to see each other in person soon,” says the insider.
Reggie has been dating Melissa Molinaro, a 29-year-old model (who bears more than a passing resemblance to Kim) since the summer, but that doesn’t mean he ever stopped thinking about Kim.
“Reggie loves Kim; I’m not sure if he’s still in love with her, but he still loves her without question,” his friend explains. “He never felt about any woman the way he did about Kim. I haven’t heard him utter one nasty or negative thing since the split happened.”
Reggie is also one of the few people in Kim’s life who hasn’t passed judgment on her failed marriage or made harsh jokes about the spectacle she made of her August wedding.
“Whenever you mentioned it, Reggie just would say he wished Kim the best and all the happiness in the world,” says his pal. “He’s a real class act. He loved that girl with his whole heart. Probably still does.”
By the time Kim got off the phone with Reggie and began to pack for her trip to see Kris in Minneapolis, she was feeling better and more confident.
“She felt like she lost a little bit of herself when she was with Kris,” explains her friend, adding that talking with Reggie helped her get back on track.
“Kim is finally taking responsibility for her actions,” says another pal. “It’s been a growing experience. She is happy that she’s got her family behind her and Reggie. If this ends up bringing Reggie back into her life in a bigger way, then that’s one positive thing that came out of this whole experience.”
[From OK! Magazine]
So, basically, according to this story the whole Kris Humphries thing was just an epic plot to win Reggie back. Sort of. And it sort of worked. I’m telling you – even though Reggie probably doesn’t want to be seen this way, I think he probably would give Kim another chance. He’s dating a girl who looks just like her, for the love of God.
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