Thoughts From a Divorcee on Kim Kardashian’s 72-Day Marriage

Okay, so Kim Kardashian is getting divorced after 72 days of marriage.  As a divorcee, I have several comments to make on the matter, not that it’s any of my business:

1. I once had a case of bronchitis that lasted longer than her marriage.  (Jury is out on who deserves more sympathy in that scenario.)

2. At least 90% of the blame for this divorce lies with that weird headband thing she wore at her wedding.  She is gorgeous, but that thing was… Not. Cute.

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3.  I totally called this, you guys.  (Fine, along with the rest of the world.)  One of my best girlfriends is also divorced, and she and I make divorce jokes all the time that I’m sure would make most of you call us horrible and bitter (but let’s be honest, a little bit funny).  I had sent her this picture of Kim Kardashian and her soon-to-be-ex husband, on their honeymoon:

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I mean, come on.  They’ve already run out of things to say to each other.  She looks totally bored and he looks like he hates his life.  This is sort of how I felt at certain points on my honeymoon, which leads me to my next point…

4. I kind of respect Kim for calling it quits right out of the gate.  Hold up.  Let me explain myself.  No, she shouldn’t have married him if the relationship was so shaky that they’re getting divorced after 72 days.  I’m sure they both know that and knew it right away.  But at least she didn’t let it drag on and on, maybe bringing kids into an unstable situation, pretending and suffering forever and ever until the inevitable divorce finally occurred.  It takes a lot of courage to end a marriage, no matter what your reasons are and no matter how long it lasted.  Who knows what really happened between them or why it fell apart, but I’ve got to hand it to her for standing up and admitting that she had made a mistake.  I felt uneasy about my marriage from the start, and I should have taken action sooner (either starting counseling or calling the whole thing off, neither of which I took the initiative to do), but I didn’t, because I didn’t have the guts to admit that something was wrong.  She did, despite the fact that I’m sure the whole thing is very embarrassing for her, and I’ve got to say I respect that.

All joking aside, divorce is no fun for anyone in any situation, especially one as public as theirs, and I hope they can both heal as quickly as possible.  (But next time, Kim, as I’m sure you know, think it through a little better before you say those vows, and maybe don’t throw around so much money on the wedding, hmm?  XOXO, Julia.)

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  1. by Annie

    On November 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    She made $17 million on her wedding. She wasn’t so dumb, he will probably get part of that too. Maybe not a good example, but maybe it was good business.

    Do you think Jessica is pregnant?

  2. by Amy

    On November 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    You are an idiot. Who are you to judge when you don’t even know what that “weird headband thing” is?

    FYI that is part of Armanian culture. It is tradition to wear that.

  3. by Jayne

    On November 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh my goodness … there is no need to be so mean! This post was hilarious, and clearly was meant to be funny. Jeez.

  4. by Julia

    On November 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Oh, my apologies, I didn’t realize that. I really wouldn’t have made fun of it had I realized it was a cultural thing.

    FYI for the future and for the sake of grammatical correctness, though, this sort of mistake makes one ignorant, not an idiot. You’re welcome in advance.

  5. by Mike

    On November 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Long on business sense but short on morals. But this seems to be the Kardashian way. Nothings who now are “somebodies”. What a joke they are and we are for writing about them.