Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kim's fairy tale divorce

It's shocking to me that people are shocked that Kim Kardashian filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage. Aside from the obvious red flags of her lightning-speed engagement and neanderthal husband's awful personality, two words sealed the divorce deal: "fairy tale." (I - and Merriam-Webster - think it's two words, E!)

Kim's wedding special on E! was called Kim's Fairytale Wedding. Kim wrote on her blog today, "It just didn't turn out to be the fairy tale I had so badly hoped for." Why does everyone on reality TV think they're signing up for a reality fairy tale, when in fact they're signing up for pretty much the opposite - public humiliation and disastrous relationships?

Let this be a lesson to prospective Bachelor contestants - I'm not sure I can sit through another season of bachelorette after desperate bachelorette's juvenile monologues about happily ever after and Prince Charming. Remember Santa? How he wasn't real? Fairy tales are kinda like that, except it turns out your mom can't even keep up the charade - not even if she's Kris Jenner.

Photo credit: http://getglue.com/stickers/e/kims_fairytale_wedding_a_kardashian_event_part_2

1 comment:

Stella said...

The cynic in me says it's because neither of them realized they needed to work at a marriage. I'd read somewhere- so it's probably untrue anyway- that they hadn't discussed or agreed on where to live.
Maybe there is some truth in that I think it's highly unlikely they had any realistic expectations about marriage- it's not just a reality show you know! I mean the Wedding Day itself may be a fairy tale but then you've got to knuckle down and get on with it. . . still, I should stop now because I have no real insight into their marriage anyway.
But before I do. . .maybe it was just some sort of marketing/ public relations thing?

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