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Never Date a Kardashian

Posted on | March 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Never Date a Kardashian


How lucky can a guy be? Kris Humphries is 6-foot-9, a 13-season NBA veteran with the good looks of a male model, a successful businessman who owns multiple restaurant franchises. By all rights, Humphries should be a role model, the object of universal admiration, and yet he will never live down the one mistake in his life — he dated Kim Kardashian.

Humphries not only dated her, he married her in a two-part reality-TV episode, a 2011 marriage that last less than three months before Kardashian filed for divorce and started dating Kanye West a few months later. Tabloid reports claimed that the Humphries-Kardashian wedding was merely a publicity stunt staged by Kris Jenner to promote the Kardashian “brand,” and the damage this catastrophe inflicted on Humphries’ reputation left him with deep psychological scars:

Look, I should have known what I was getting into. 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% real. When it was clear that it wasn’t working … what can I say? It sucked. It’s never easy to go through the embarrassment of something like that — with your friends, with your family…. But when it plays out so publicly, in front of the world, it’s a whole other level. It was brutal.
I didn’t know how to handle it, because I never thought I was going to be famous in that way. . . .
I’ll be honest, I dealt with a lot of anxiety, especially in crowds. There was about a year where I was in a dark place. I didn’t want to leave my 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.
There were so many times when I was in a gas station just buying a water or something, and the cashier would give me a look, and I could just feel it coming.
“Hey, are you … That Guy?”

What happened to Chris Humphries could happen to any guy who, through overconfidence, mistakenly imagines it can’t happen to him. Humphries failed to ask: “Am I about to marry a narcissistic sociopath? Have I stumbled into a scam? Is this all a set-up? Am I a chump?”

The key to spotting a hustle is to remember this rule: If something seems too good to be true, it’s probably neither true nor actually good.

A good-looking woman can con a guy who would never let himself get conned in any other situation. Remember the old Johnny Rivers lyric:

Beware of pretty faces that you find.
A pretty face can hide an evil mind.

As hard as it may be to walk away from that kind of honey trap, you risk complete destruction if you don’t stop, step back and think about it.

Young men need to beware. It’s a dangerous world out there, and America’s parents must warn our sons: Never date a Kardashian.



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