Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have been married for just over two months, but they're already filing for divorce. Rumors about the split have been flying around for the past week or so, and this morning TMZ and Ryan Seacrest seperately confirmed the news.
Even though their marriage turned out to have a shorter shelf life than a tube of mascara, you couldn't call it a waste. The couple reportedly earned just under eighteen million dollars to televise their wedding, and even some chump change (two-hundred grand) to release their honeymoon pictures. The union might have been a romantic failure, but it was nothing short of a great business venture.
Maybe we should all stop getting married for free. I like the idea of being a bride or a groom only as a professional occupation. Like actresses, Pro Brides would star in highly-produced weddings as entertainment for the rest of us. Some couples, like the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt types, could keep up their marriages professionally for years, selling photos of their children and branding themselves as a fairy tale happy ending. Other couples, like Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, could have blow-out over-the-top weddings that were quickly followed by very public divorces. They could sell their stories of heartbreak and betrayal to tabloids for months afterward, for a hefty fee. Oh wait, that's exactly what the world is like already. If only the rest of us could learn to watch without emulating, and leave the melodrama and oversimplified romance to the professionals.
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