Thanks to Kim Kardashian–and her complete hot-mess-of-a-72-day marriage–we were able to generate some national media attention on the subject of reluctant runaway brides. When we heard that Kim’s marriage was already over, we weren’t surprised. (who was?) We also weren’t surprised to hear the reasons why she went ahead with the over- the- top-extravaganza. She “didn’t want to let everyone down.” She thought “things would get better after the marriage” etc. etc. These are two of the same reasons that regular, non-reality-show brides cite for walking down the aisle with the wrong guys.
However, within days of the breakup, the Kardashian spin machine kicked into high gear and put all the blame on Kris Humphries. Months later, after watching a few episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians, it certainly looks like he was the WRONG GUY. And while we know that reality TV shows are not all that real, the words childish and immature seem to describe Kris pretty well. The real question is why did Kim ignore this and choose to marry him anyway? Sadly, it happens all the time.
That’s why were so grateful to have the opportunity to spend the day with a crew from ABC’s Nightline talking about why so many women go through with a marriage that they already know is not going to last. We are grateful for the two other women who were willing to share their stories that day. Hopefully this segment inspired a few runaway brides! To view our segment on Nightline, click the link below.