Oh this Kim Kardashian + (insert athlete here) story line continues to get better and better. Recently we told you that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were having marital trouble. That may be the case, but it’s likely a good thing for them because it helps keep Kim in the news. Anyway, on to more important matters, a report from Wetpaint Entertainment suggests that Kim’s relationship with Kris Humphries was arranged. From their report:
According to our source, both E! [the network that televises Kim's reality show] and Kim were interested in having her date a big New York athlete for the debut season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, and the Knicks were their first choice. (The show, which first aired in January 2011, begins its second season next month.) [Danilo] Gallinari — then 22 to Kim’s 30 — was told that such a move would be good for his career and that he would garner lots of media exposure. Gallinari declined, saying he would be happy to meet Kim but wasn’t interested in dating or being a reality-show star.
When they didn’t find any Knicks for her to date, they ostensibly moved onto the Nets, which is how they found Kris Humphries. Now this answers a lot of questions about where Kris came from, considering he lacked a national profile prior to his relationship with Kim. It also supports what I said about the report suggesting Kim cheated on Kris with football player Bret Lockett. Many of these stories are manufactured by the reality TV crew to generate interest in the show. It’s hard to know what’s real and what isn’t, but the Kardashians sure know how to keep the audience hooked.
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