It used to be starlets couldn’t do bridal photo shoots before walking down the aisle for fear of the wedding being called off before the issue hit stands. Now maybe they’ll have to not give cover story interviews about their marriages until at least three months has passed. Kim Kardashian graces Marie Claire‘s December issue and, in an interview conducted a few weeks after her wedding to Kris Humphries, defended their rush to the altar: “We felt like, ‘Why wait?’” she said. “It’s fun to have a partner who understands your life and lets you be you.” She insisted everything was fine between her and Humphries despite tabloids already reporting problems: “I feel like where we’re at right now is the best time in my life,” she said. She proclaimed her faith in their bond: “I’m not worried about him at all,” she said. “We have a lot of trust, and I don’t think either of us would do anything to break that. It makes life so easy. He’s such a good guy; he is so down-to-earth, and it’s such a reality check. He is a normal guy, and I just want to chill out and be normal and not get glammed up all the time. He gets it. Sometimes my life can be really intimidating for people, but he allows me to work and do what I’ve gotta do.”
She also talked about her first marriage, to music producer Damon Thomas. “I was 19, and I didn’t know myself,” she said. “As unhappy as I was, and as happy as I am now not to be in that relationship, I learned so much from it: who I wanted to be, who I never wanted to be — you take all those issues and move on.” She continued, “I learned how to cook and do a lot of marital things. It definitely taught me what being a wife is all about. I think it means taking care of each other’s needs and being there for someone unconditionally.” (Insert your own joke, if you must. We don’t know what unforgivable thing happened between her and Humphries, so I won’t
If Kardashian is to be believed, their union was real and not just made for TV. “We made a pact as a family and said we would be truly authentic because people don’t buy bull—,” Kim said of the Kardashians’ original venture into reality TV. “We’ll just be who we are, and — love it or hate it — we have each other. Everything that goes on is stuff we do. I think that’s what makes it so relatable, because we are not afraid to show crazy things.”
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