Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries insists marriage wasn't fake: 'It was 100% real'

Kris revealed that he 'didn't want to be' himself after a point, and grew sick of defending his name as he battled against all the criticism


                            Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries insists marriage wasn't fake: 'It was 100% real'

They literally had one of the shortest marriages known to the celebrity world, but despite all the heavy criticism surrounding their union, Kris Humphries revealed that his marriage to Kim Kardashian was "100% real" during a recent interview.

Humphries, who was speaking with The Players' Tribune, said that he was "naive" about how much his life would change while dating the reality TV star. He also admitted that he spent about one year in "a dark place" after their marriage dissolved. "Look, I should have known what I was getting into. I was definitely naive about how much my life was going to change," the 34-year-old said.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and New Jersey Nets forward basketball player Kris Humphries kiss on the red carpet of the Kardashian Kollection Launch Party on August 17, 2011, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and New Jersey Nets forward basketball player Kris Humphries kiss on the red carpet of the Kardashian Kollection Launch Party on August 17, 2011, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

"But the one thing that really bothers me is whenever people say that my marriage was fake." As fans would recall, Kim and Kris began seeing each other in October 2010, and the couple got engaged in May 2011, which was even featured on their show 'KUWTK'. "There’s definitely a lot about that world that is not entirely real. But our actual relationship was 100% real," he said. 

The 34-year-old former professional basketball player added, "When it was clear that it wasn’t working… what can I say? It sucked." The couple's wedding on August 20, 2011, was definitely a grand affair, and was well-attended by 450 guests, costing approximately $10million.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries attend the Amber Fashion Show held at the Meridien Beach Plaza on May 27, 2011, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries attend the Amber Fashion Show held at the Meridien Beach Plaza on May 27, 2011, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

However, by October that very year, the KKW Beauty mogul filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. "It’s never easy to go through the embarrassment of something like that — with your friends, with your family," said Chris. "But when it plays out so publicly, in front of the world, it’s a whole other level. It was brutal," Humphries said.

The former New Jersey Nets power forward even admitted that at first, he "didn't know how" to handle the publicity following their split. "I remember having this moment when I was getting booed so hard in Philly, and I thought to myself, 'Why exactly are they booing me, though? Is it just because I’m That Guy from TV? Do they think I was trying to be famous? Is it because they think I disrespected the game of basketball?'" he said.

Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, and Brody Jenner attend the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2012 fashion show during Style360 at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 12, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, and Brody Jenner attend the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2012 fashion show during Style360 at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 12, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

"The last one killed me because all I’ve ever wanted to be known for was basketball." Kris revealed during the course of the interview that he "didn't want to be" himself after a point, and grew sick of defending his name as he battled against all the criticism. "I’ll be honest, I dealt with a lot of anxiety, especially in crowds," he admitted.

He added, "There was about a year where I was in a dark place. I didn’t want to leave my home." Even though the short-lived couple went their separate ways in October 2011, they faced a lengthy legal battle and finally reached a divorce settlement on June 3, 2013. The reality star has since married rapper Kanye West, and the pair have their fourth child on the way via surrogacy.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries attend the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2012 fashion show during Style360 at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 12, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries attend the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2012 fashion show during Style360 at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 12, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)