“Oh please, stop. I’m not a marriage counselor.”
--Vera Wang to WWD, when teased about her brand's involvement in Kim Kardashian's doomed wedding.
So, as you've no doubt heard by now, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting divorced after just 72 days of being married. Kim confirmed her divorce to her overlord producer Ryan Seacrest earlier today and TMZ has the docs to prove it which cite "irreconcilable differences". In a statement Kim said, “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.“ Her soon-to-be ex Kris Humphries appears to have been blindsided by the news, having released his own statement to TMZ saying, "I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce...I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work." Yeah, yeah, yeah. We don't believe any of it. At this point, don't you feel a little taken? After the reported $18 million Kardashian and Ko. are estimated to have made off the wedding from television rights, photo placements, advertising and product placements, it's hard not to see our 'royal' wedding as one big money making scam. And we bet the vendors involved, including Vera Wang who personally appeared in E!'s wedding special and designed Kim's three wedding dresses, are none too pleased about how this is going down either.
In not at all shocking news, Kim K has revealed on her blog that Vera Wang will design her wedding dress. "I am so excited to reveal that Vera Wang is my wedding dress designer," Kim wrote. "Vera has been a close family friend for a long time and we had talked about this moment for years, so when it came to picking my wedding dress designer she was the first person I thought of. No one designs gowns the way she does!"
Kim Kardashian's wedding was one of--if not the--most over-the-top celebrity weddings of the century, costing the bride and her groom roughly $10 million. Her engagement ring alone cost close to $2 million, so we don't even want to guess how much the bride's three custom Vera Wang gowns set her back. Lucky for you though, come February 2012, you will be able to purchase two of the gowns--the ballgown and mermaid gown--for under $1,600 each at David's Bridal, thanks to a special collaboration between designer Vera Wang and the affordable retailer, reports E! News.
Last week, Marie Claire's December cover featuring Kim Kardashian surfaced just ten days after the reality TV star filed for divorce. The headline, which read, "Kim Kardashian Reveals What Went On In Her Crazy Marriage" raised a few suspicions about whether or not Marie Claire had known about the divorce in advance, and whether or not this strengthened claims that Kim's marriage was a sham. Now, images from the photo shoot and half of the interview have been released (you can read the rest when the issue hits newsstands November 22)--But they don't immediately clear anything up. It's obvious that the interview took place when Kim was still married--the actress says things like "I feel like where [Kris and I are] right now is the best time in my life," and, “We have a lot of trust, and I don’t think either of us would do anything to break that. It makes life so easy. He’s such a good guy." But the story was definitely written (or rewritten) after Kim filed for divorce, and the writer acknowledges that the marriage lasted only 72 days.