Celebrity icon Kim Kardashian’s marriage to New Jersey Nets basketball player Kris Humphries ended after only 72 days of marriage. The couple married on August 20, 2011 and Kardashian filed for divorce October 31st. Is this a brilliant PR tactic to increase personal revenue and E!’s television ratings or simply a marriage that took a turn for the worst?
E! network put out a statement claiming that that the rumors of the wedding and marriage being a publicity stunt by the network “completely false” although the first episode of the Kardashian-Humphries wedding scored the highest rating on E! network in history! Sounds questionable to me! Kardashian announced the divorce on her blog via her website (www.kimkardashian.celebuzz.com).
Kim became a trending topic on twitter #ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage and became the center of mockery with all the allegations of her planned divorce.
Kim Kardashian replied to all the buzz about the rumors of allegedly marrying solely for the media profit, “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.” and that her “intuition” led her to end the marriage.
This makes me begin to question isn’t time money? The Kardashian and Humphries wedding cost an estimated $10 million and wedding profit estimated at $18 million. According to our Think Public Relations book it says that PR professionals rely on a toolbox full of best known tactics including special events. Pure Brilliance right?