Some celebrities, just like the rest of us, struggle in their love lives. While great romances between stars still draw crowds, (looking at you, Angelina and Brad) the collapse of celebrity marriages captivates audiences as well. Interest in the who, what, where and why around a celebrity divorce is also large; we want to understand what happened, and why it happened. And when a celebrity marries and divorces multiple times, there’s a kind of fascination that such an enormously successful person is, after all, a human being, unable to figure it all out.
Kim Kardashian was twenty when she eloped with music producer Damon Thomas, who was thirty at the time, in Vegas. He was a well-known producer who had worked with Pink and Lionel Richie, among other artists. In 2004, the couple divorced, with Kim claiming in court documents that Damon was physically abusive and told her she needed to get liposuction in order to be a “perfect” wife. Next up was basketball star Kris Humphries, who proposed seven months after meeting Kim, with a 20.5-carat, $2 million ring. She said yes, and then they divorced after only 72 days.
Toward the end of her divorce proceedings from Kris, rumors started swirling that Kim was dating Kanye West, the world famous rapper and producer. The rumors were correct. Kanye proposed at AT&T park in San Francisco, and Kim and Kanye were married. They remain married and have two children, daughter North and son Saint.