Kim Kardashian is no stranger to being in the spotlight. In fact, her reality TV stardom requires it.
But she’s been dodging paparazzi lately, quietly making her way today to Minnesota, reportedly to see estranged husband Kris Humphries, according to the gossip website, TMZ.com.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star stunned her fans — and, apparently, her NBA player husband — last week when she filed for divorce after just 72 days of marriage. The fallout has been swift and severe. Fans and commentators have accused of her of having had a sham wedding simply to boost interest in her reality show.
Today Kardashian, 31, reportedly went to meet with Humphries and the pastor who performed the wedding ceremony — but a reconciliation does not appear to be in the offing.
The purpose of the visit? Apparently to achieve some closure.
“Maybe they’ll get back together, that’s always a chance but what we’re hearing is it’s more to just make amends to him and give him the respect of discussing everything in person,” Ian Drew, senior editor at US Weekly, told ABC News.
Kardashian had just returned from an abbreviated promotional visit to Australia, during which she refuted reports that she had married just for publicity. She has said she’ll donate all the money for all her wedding gifts to charity.
She reportedly earned $2.5 million from People magazine for the sale of her wedding photos. She is also said to have made between $12 and $15 million for the E! TV special about her nuptials, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars more for selling exclusive rights to her engagement announcement, bridal shower and bachelorette party.
Kardashian’s 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring turned heads when she debuted it. Questions remain as to whether she’ll keep it or give it back.
Her mother, Kris Jenner, appeared on “Good Morning America” on Thursday to talk about her new book. During her appearance, she was asked what advice she’d give to her daughter about what to do with her engagement ring.
“Well, I hate an Indian giver, don’t you? I mean, it’s a gift, so, you know, keep your gift,” she replied.
Jenner has since been criticized for her use of the term “Indian giver,” which is viewed as being derogatory to Native Americans.
According to TMZ, a clause in the couple’s pre-nuptial agreement stipulates that Kardashian must pay Humphries, 26, the original price of the ring if she wants to keep it.
The sparkler, from designer Lorraine Schwartz, is worth about $2 million.
Drew of US Weekly says Kardashian isn’t going to return the ring.
“Remember, technically she didn’t buy it, nor did he. What actually happened is that they got it at an extreme discount and the production company who produces the Kardashian show actually paid for the rest … so she has every right to keep it,” he said.
ABC News’ Sheila Marikar contributed to this report.