Like shooting stars, the Broadway run of “High Fidelity” (Google it) and Beastie Boys punk songs, some things just aren’t meant to last that long.
As of Monday (October 31), you can add Kim Kardashian’s second marriage to that list. A mere 72 days after exchanging pricey vows with New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries in one of the most lavishly televised nuptials since the royal wedding, Kardashian threw in the towel on Halloween, filing divorce papers and citing “irreconcilable differences.”
The filing put an end to weeks of rumors that all was not well in the Kardashian/Humphries household and, despite the NBA lockout, got us thinking about some of the gaudy numbers the pair put up together in their brief union.
20.5 carats: The reported size of the dog-choking $2 million engagement ring Humphries presented to his lady love, but which they allegedly got at a steep discount. By comparison, her wedding band cost a modest $200,000.
5 million: Estimated number of people who watched “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” on the E! network, which also aired the wedding of Kim’s sister, Khloé, to basketballer Lamar Odom , in 2009.
$10 million: Reported cost of the borrowed high-end jewelry Kardashian wore on her wedding day.
$2 million: Cost of flower arrangements for the wedding, which included African white roses. The couple also registered for a $7,500 Baccarat vase.
$50,000: Cost of Kardashian’s bachelorette party, which, like most of the wedding expenses, was picked up by someone else, in this case the Tao nightclub in Las Vegas.
72 days: The length of Kardashian’s marriage to Humphries.
Six months/ three months: Length of time the couple dated before getting engaged and the amount of time they were engaged before their wedding.
$50,000: Rumored cost of the facelift Kardashian’s mom, Kris Jenner, underwent just before the ceremony.
Four years: The length of Kim’s first marriage, to music producer Damon Thomas.
6.8 years: The median duration for women in second marriages that end in divorce in the U.S.
37 minutes/ 30 minutes: The first number is how fashionably late the ceremony started, the second the total length of the blessed event.
1,728: Total number of hours the couple was married.
$17.9 million: Amount Kardashian and Humphries reportedly earned from the wedding, including a $2.5 million photo deal with People magazine and the $12 million to $15 million the four-hour, two-part wedding special pulled in for the Kardashian clan.
$1 million: Amount billionaire Donald Trump spent on his 2005 wedding to Melania Trump.
$16 million: How much Humphries has made in his seven-year NBA career. (He made $2.9 million in the 2009 season.)
$0: How much Humphries has made so far this season thanks to the NBA lockout.
$6 million: Estimated amount Kardashian earned in 2010 thanks to multiple endorsement deals and a $75,000 appearance fee.
10/10/1: Humphries’ points, rebounds and blocked shots per-game percentages for the 2010-11 season.
0/0/0: His stats so far this year thanks to the lockout.
$60,000: The cost of the three $20,000 Vera Wang gowns Kardashian received for free to wear for the ceremony and later that night.
1,851 miles: Distance between Los Angeles and Humphries’ hometown of Chaska, Minnesota. The baller reportedly wanted Kardashian to move to Minnesota to raise a family with him, far from the bright lights of her native L.A.
$35 million/ $8 million: The couple’s relative net worths. Hint: Kim’s is the bigger number.