For 72 days, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were husband and wife and the collective internet could not even deal with the mess that was their marriage. From Kris saying he hated basically everything she loved to her punching him in the armwhen he ruined her pedicure, they were basically doomed from the start. Now, Kris is opening up about the relationship that was splashed across every publication and Keeping Up With the Kardashians. According to him, it was “brutal.”
Kris penned an essay called “I Never Wanted to Be That Guy” for The Players’ Tribuneand wrote that he should’ve known what he was signing up for when dating and marrying Kim. He remembered:
“I was definitely naive about how much my life was going to change. But the one thing that really bothers me is whenever people say that my marriage was fake. There’s definitely a lot about that world that is not entirely real. But our actual relationship was 100 percent real. When it was clear that it wasn’t working…what can I say? It sucked.”
Kris added, “It’s never easy to go through the embarrassment of something like that…It was brutal.” And what made it even worse was he felt like he couldn’t even defend himself from the Kardashians’ fans and the tabloids because he felt like he couldn’t win and “it would be disrespecting the game of basketball.” Kris used to play for a bunch of NBA teams including the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, and the Boston Celtics, BTW.
Once the hate started piling up on Kris, he admitted he started having “a lot of anxiety, especially in crowds.” It was so bad that he recalled not wanting to leave his home. “You feel like…I don’t know…the whole world hates you, but they don’t even know why. They don’t even know you at all. They just recognize your face, and they’re on you,” he wrote.
The only thing that got him through was basketball, which he officially retired from today. But Kris has other business-y deals to turn his attention to now! He’s opening some Crisp & Green restaurants and Five Guys burger joints all across the Midwest. He wrote, “Yeah, bro. Believe it. BURGERS.” That’s what you call a solid career pivot, ladies and gents.