After a $10 million wedding, a TV special, 72 days of marriage and several weeks of speculation about a split, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of less than three months, Kris Humphries, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
“After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision,” Kardashian told MTV News in a statement about the headline-making divorce. “I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”
So how did Kim and Kris go from falling in love overnight to an even-faster falling-out? Well, let’s take a look back at the whirlwind romance:
October 31, 2010: Exactly one year before she filed for divorce, Kim was spotted sitting courtside at her soon-to-be boyfriend’s basketball game. A few days later, they made their first public appearance together in New York.
January 1, 2011: By the time New Year’s Day hit, the romance heated up and Kim was feeling comfortable enough with her new beau to tweet a photo of a young Kris with the message “I want my son to look like this!”
January 23, 2011: Even though it was pretty obvious the two were dating, Kim told MTV News she was still very much single. “I never have been single in my life,” she said. “So [after] getting married as a teenager and then getting into a relationship, each lasting like four years, after that, something inside of me, I just felt like I wanted to be single.”
February 5, 2011: Kris and Kim stepped out to celebrate his 26th birthday. Just two months later, they took their relationship to the next level when he traveled with the rest of the Kardashian clan to Bora Bora for a family vacation.
May 18, 2011: Just seven months after meeting, Kim and Kris got engaged after he slipped a 20.5-carat, $2 million ring on her finger. “I didn’t expect this at all,” Kardashian said of the proposal, which included Humphries writing out “Will You Marry Me?” in rose petals in her bedroom. “I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.”
June 8, 2011: Kim’s family was just as shocked as the rest of us about the upcoming wedding. “We were totally surprised. I mean, because I had been working so much, and Kris lives in New Jersey, I’ve only met him not even a handful of times,” Khloé told MTV News about the whirlwind romance. “We were at a family dinner and she walks in, and she’s like, ’I’m engaged,’ but we didn’t even know if it was a joke.”
June 12, 2011: It wasn’t a joke. And fans got to see what Kim and Kris were like together when Humphries made his “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” debut. Occasionally getting into verbal scuffles with Kardashian’s relatives, Kris may not have been a perfect fit in the family, but he seemed to make Kim happy.
August 20, 2011: The two pressed on with their plans to marry, tying the knot in front of 450 guests in an over-the-top affair at an estate in California. In addition to their families, many of their celeb friends also attended the shindig, including Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough, Lindsay Lohan, La La Vazquez, Eva Longoria and many of Humphries’ Nets teammates. Kim walked down the aisle in Vera Wang, just like Khloé had when she married Lamar Odom.
August 25, 2011: MTV News caught up with Hough a few days after the wedding, and she gushed about the affair. “The dresses were so gorgeous, and watching those beautiful girls walk down the aisle … they are absolutely stunning,” Hough said. “To just see them walking down the aisle was just beautiful.”
August 28, 2011: After the wedding, the pair went on their honeymoon in Italy , but Kim rushed back to attend the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards . “Back in the US and it feels sooo good!” she tweeted upon her return. “Had such a fun relaxing time away! Back to reality!”
October 9-10, 2011: For those who didn’t make the guest list, the world got to see the wedding when E! aired a four-hour special spanning two nights titled “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event.” In the special, it was clear that while the couple wanted it to work and cared for one another, their personalities would clash and sometimes lead to lovers’ quarrels.
October 31, 2011: A little more than two months after they said “I do,” these two are now saying “Not so much.” In the weeks leading up to the announcement, they had been plagued by speculation of marital discourse.
November 27, 2011: Even though they are no longer together, Kris and Kim’s marriage will be documented on the second season of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” which kicks off November 27. In previews for the show, fans have gotten a peek at the short-lived marriage. “How am I going to have my career and live in Minnesota?” Kim asks Kris when he suggests they move to his hometown. His response? “Baby, by the time you have kids and they’re in school, nobody will probably care about you.”