Kim Kardashian's 'fake wedding' nets $18 million, starts new celeb trend

Kim Kardashian and business partner Kris Humphries might be crying all the way to the bank -- even with the recent revelation that they’re divorcing -- say business experts who point to their $18 million in “earnings” from the "fake wedding."

A National Public Radio report for Nov. 1 states “the business of being a Kardashian is huge, with the Kardashian family making $65 million for just 2010." In turn, the recent wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries netted these savvy business partners “more than $18 million in various profits, with People magazine alone paying the couple $1.5 million for exclusive photos of their wedding.” In turn, one Hollywood analysts told NPR in a Nov. 1 interview that “the wedding breaks down to earned $10,000 an hour” for attracting more than eight million fans who viewed the Aug. 20 wedding in Montecito, California. Moreover, NPR asserted that “Kim Kardashian may have started a new celebrity trend” where high profile celebs pretend to fall in love, get married, pocket the endorsements and then split to do it all over again.

Kim Kardashian has walked down the aisle before

“Kim Kardashian is one of the top business women in the world today. Look how she’s made all this money from just being Kim. She takes second to nobody, and that’s why she would not be outdone by Kate Middleton’s royal wedding back in April; so she staged her own ‘royal’ wedding herself. It's harsh to say it was a fake wedding, but what else is it now," said a Hollywood insider who recently talked about the recent break-up of “poor Kim and Kris" on a L.A. talk show.

In turn, it’s been noted that Kim Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas in 2000, but the couple divorced in 2004. She then dated R&B singer Ray J, but their marriage plans were put on hold after Kim started dating NFL stars Reggie Bush and Miles Austin. She also was reportedly engaged to model Gabriel Aubry.

At the same time, Kim started dating NBA player Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets in October 2010. They were engaged in May 2011.

Kim Kardashian ‘feeds’ on attention, say fans who’ve heard break-up before

It was back in 2009 that TV personality and socialite Kim Kardashian stoked rumors that she and Reggie Bush split because Kim couldn’t get pregnant; now, it seems, others in Kim's wide world of fans are spreading the same rumor about their divorce.

“It’s been reported online that I can’t have children of my own and that’s totally false. I said I would love to have my own children. If I weren’t able to then adopting might be an option. How does that translate into I cannot have kids!? If you read anything online saying I can’t have children, those are totally false stories. Some media outlets are just taking what I said to PEOPLE.com and twisting it,” explained Kim Kardashian on her blog from 2009.

Meanwhile, one of Kardashian’s two million plus Twitter fans named Cheryl, said in a Nov. 1 Tweet that “Kim feeds on attention. She got it when she married Kris, and now she wants more from the divorce. This is hardly shocking, but typical of a woman who needs lots of love.”

Twitter abuzz with everything Kardashian

In general, there’s more Internet mocking Kim Kardashian’s divorce announcement than just about anything really important going on in the world today.

“She (Kim) knew we wanted it, and she gave it to us. Misery loves company, and Kim saying she’s getting divorced is excellent because it’s like flossing when your gums bleed. It hurts and feels good at the same time. That the kind of star power that Kim brings to our world,” Tweets Cheryl Nov. 1.

At the same time, some Kardashian fans are sad about the news.

“I live in New York City and love it for many reasons, not least of which the people who live here and come up with amazing, spectacular things at a moment's notice. Case in point: this Craigslist post from yesterday, organizing a last-minute vigil outside the Soho Dash clothing store owned by the Kardashian sisters, mourning the impending divorce of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Not only did a bunch of scraggly hipsters show up to mourn, but they brought some spectacular signs, candles, post-it notes to place on the glass of the store, and even a dude with a soulful expression and a guitar,” explained one fan on the cinemablend.com website that’s featuring full coverage of this breaking event.

Moreover, more serious comments about the Kardashian and Humphries point to the ever popular divorcerate.org website that proclaims that “50% of all marriages in America end in divorce.”

“It is frequently reported that the divorce rate in America is 50%. This data is not accurately correct, however, it is reasonably close to actual. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that ‘Probably, 40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue, which is actually a projection,” explains divorcerate.com, while another site that focuses on divorce proclaims “divorce simply means failure.”

According to her official biography, Kim Kardashian is a third generation Armenian American. Her mother is of Dutch and Scottish descent.

On the positive side, Kim has publically supported the recognition of the “Armenian Genocide,” and has reportedly asked President Barack Obama and the U.S. government to consider its formal acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide. In turn, she wrote about the issue on her blog for the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide that took place on April 21, 2011.

Image source of Kim Kardashian who’s been called one of the savviest businesswomen in the world today. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

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Kim Kardashian's mother said she did not benefit from the wedding. "Kim obviously had to make a really tough decision yesterday, and it's been really, really hard on her, for sure," Jenner told MTV News' Sway Calloway when she stopped by his "Sway in the Morning" radio show on SiriusXM's Shade 45. "But as her mom, she knows me and she knows her family well enough to know that no matter what, I'm there, we're all there for her through thick and thin. I told her: You have to follow your heart," she tells, which is published at MTV. "The misconception that's so annoying in the media and the press is that the wedding was a sham and she did it for the money," Kris said. "Kim didn't make any money off of this wedding. No. She didn't make five cents off of the wedding.

Submitted by Roberta Franklin (not verified) on
Of course this was about money. Kim's mom is like a female pimp. She uses her girls just like any hooker. Kim should be ashamed of herself for trying to dupe the world just to get paid. Where is Bruce weak behind? The mom is now using her young daughters. They got paid by People magazine and many others. It is a shame when being a whore gets you paid in this country. I will refuse to watch or read anything else about the Kardashian whores and their pimp mother.

Submitted by 18 million reas... (not verified) on
From the leaked porn video, to the staged relationship with Reggie Bush, to the reality show on TV and now to the sham of a wedding. Really what can you expect. Her life is fake and contrived. She is the epitome of a person who does anything for money. There is one word that can describe Kim Kardashian (also her mother and sisters). Rhymes with shore, oar and sore.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Everyone knew it was a fake marriage. Just like everyone knows it was Kim Kardashian who leaked the sex tape with Ray J. She knew Ray J was a famous musician, and she knew that everyone would want to know more about the girl he was banging in the video. So her whole no-talent family got famous because Kim Kardashian was in a sex tape. And her mother is just as bad as her. She is basing her whole "business" as she calls it on using her daughters. She doesn't want to do any real work, so she, as Roberta Franklin 2 comments before mine, pimps her daughters off to get fame and fortune. Heck, her 15 year old daughter is now modeling bikini's and everything that can be modeled. I'm just wondering how long before Bruce and Kris Jenner put their 15 year old in a sex tape so they can get sympathy from the media.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I agree and did you read Kris Jenner's new book? Omg it's horrible! She DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO WRITE!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Kim Kardashian, her mother, her sisters and entire family have questioned the intelligence of everyone and were not buying the prepared statements each one of them have made. If it was not about the money, then she needs to pay back the 18,000,000 received for filming her wedding (she did not do her job) and return the gifts received, oh since she broke it off, she should return the 2,000,000 ring to Kris. Its funny how in the Wedding Show how extravegant and much the entire family flaunted and referred to themselves as royalty, Now during interviews they are trying to make it seem like the wedding was not that expensive. Based on what Kim did, She will probably go from royalty reality princess to staring on Tonya Hardings new reality show!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Yeah Its sad she should just sue the people or company who put her sex tape out there to not published it instead she took the money, you really don't want your kids if you ever have kids to see that sex tape do you? do you Kim?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Yeah Its sad she should just sue the people or company who put her sex tape out there to not published it instead she took the money, you really don't want your kids if you ever have kids to see that sex tape do you? do you Kim?

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