Necole Bitchie reports that Kim Kardashian and husband Kris Humphries' rapid courtship was part of a mega publicity stunt. The Kardashians made tons of money in sponsorship, endorsements and selling photos from Kim’s wedding. There's also the two part E! special that they filmed, and Kris Humphries was picked up by Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner (who also manages Khloe’s husband Lamar) for management.
Sources are claiming that the whole relationship and marriage was arranged by E! and that Kris Humphries wasn’t their first choice. In 2010, E! allegedly began searching New York City for a pro athlete that Kim could date while filming Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were already taken, NFL prospects were slim and New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari wanted to meet Kim but he wasn't interested in doing reality TV. They eventually approached New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries who was interested and the rest is reality TV history.
With the NBA lockout now in effect, Kris is probably happy he took Kim up on her offer.
It sounds outrageous and there is no confirmation that this is actually true. But do you think the Kardashians would go this far for the sake of reality TV?