As I sat and gawked over the Kardashian wedding extravaganza a few weeks ago, I vividly remember a text that came through from my girlfriend, Stephanie, who was also amazed by the glitz and glamour of it all. The text read, "this is never gonna last." Lo and behold, she was right! Shocker!
Watching this whirlwind marriage as a reality voyeur, I wondered if it really was all just a publicity stunt (who wasn't wondering that, right?). I went to bed last night thankful for my biance, Dave, and our life together. About 72 days into our relationship, we encountered a huge challenge. I got a reporting gig in New York and Dave was set to stay in L.A. for the time being. I wasn't ready to give up a huge job opportunity in NYC for the sake of "us" just yet. We didn't throw in the towel, mind you. We went with it the long-distance relationship route -- and those were a hard six months, but we made it work -- way past the 72-day mark.
Despite the long distance, we still managed to break major dating barriers in that short of time: Meeting the parents, saying "I love you," talking about our future, etc. All from across the country!
So back to the Kardashian-Humphries fiasco. I'm really disappointed with how this all went down for 'ol Kimmie K. If this was publicity stunt, why didn't they wait at least a year, then call it off? Kim, you would have given single girls everywhere a little time to watch your wedding on repeat and hope for the same happy ending. (Yes, I'm a true girl.)
Yes, Steph, the Kardashian-Humphries union lasted 72 days. And I find it ironic how you refer to the wedding as an "ending." Some say that the whole marriage was a just a money-making publicity stunt engineered to garner fame and viewers for their ever-so hyped wedding broadcast on the E! channel. That's a fair theory. But consider this one: According to Datingish.com, three months (around 90 days) is the appropriate amount of time for a girl to fart in front of her significant other. Just 18 days short of the floodgates of flatulence being broken, Kim files for divorce. Coincidence? I think not.
What do you think about the Kardashian-Humphries divorce? Publicity stunt? Honest mistake? Flatulence fiasco?
Stephanie Tsoflias is a reporter for WPIX in New York City. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@lifeofareporter). Dave Siegel is a standup comedian and writer in New York City. You can see a list of his upcoming performances at DaveSiegel.com and follow him on Twitter (@StandUpDave).