Kris Humphries Makes 1 Last Classless Attempt to Cash in on Kardashian Fame

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Kris HumphriesAs much as people suspected that Kim Kardashian frauded Kris Humphries into marrying her, I believe he went into not for love, but for fame and fortune. So his latest move involving the enormous engagement ring he gave her and then demanded back isn't exactly surprising. It is totally tacky, though.

If you recall, the ring was huge -- 20 carats, and estimated at $2 million. It was ridiculous that he wanted back, when she did, in fact, marry him; and some say she even paid for herself. But he got it. So what's he doing with it now? He's auctioning it off, hoping to rake in the cash. Did I mention tacky?

According to Us Weekly, he has listed it for a sale at Christie's auction house in New York  to take place on October 15. While Christie's won't disclose the seller's name, they did confirm the ring's dimensions, which are identical to Kim's. And let's face it, there just aren't many rings like that out there in the world. A source told the magazine:

It is 100 percent the same ring. Kim has been waiting for the day he would auction it. Everyone always asked what Kim did with the ring -- she silently gave it back over a year ago! And Kris waited until the divorce was final to sell it.

It's not that he should keep it for the rest of his life, but to auction it off so publicly when people are sure to know it's her ring is just low. He could have found a private broker to sell it someday down the line, but not this way, not so soon.  The only saving grace here is that Christie's said the ring is being offered "with a portion of the proceeds to benefit a charity." Let's find out how big of a portion before we pat him on the back though. If it's not all or close to it, then it just seems like a face-saving move.

At least he's not going to cash in too large, as sources say he's not likely to get even close to $2 million for the ring, more like $300,000-500,000. Hope it's worth it to him.

Do you think it's tacky for Kris Humphries to auction off Kim's engagement ring like this?


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flood... flood1971

Not this way, not so soon?! Are you high? I m dying over here! Why do you give a shit? Like 72 days, DAYS of marriage is so long? You're an idiot! Like you wouldn't sell it. They're lives and privates can be seen by all but you think he should be more private? Good god woman, stop drinking the Kool aid already!

nonmember avatar mr40west

Coffeegirl, add sugar to your coffee, not salt! very slanted writing

Reali... RealityCheckNow

Really?  He hasn't waited long enough?!?!?  SHE'S HAD A BABY WITH ANOTHER GUY IN THE SAME TIME FRAME! Double standard much?  And if you think she defrauded him by the marriage she doesn't get to enrich herself in the process.....basic tenet of American law.  The idea that she bought the ring herself doesn't make since that she would then give it back so I doubt that is the case.  She is a classless fraud, the divorce is final, Christie's auctions happen all the time, he didn't tweet, FB, or anything else his actions.  So, this is at best a thoughtless post.

nonmember avatar Blake

As fascinating as your article probably is, I didn't read it. I clicked and am here to comment on Kris' GIANT derriere. DANG You can see it even with that tucked out ill-fitting shirt! His backside is even bigger than Kim's!

nonmember avatar Jay

Julie Ryan Evans, you really need to get off of the Kardashians' dicks.

2nino... 2ninos4me

Not so soon ?? Are u fucking serious ???!!!! Plz take a look at your calendar ... And no , is not tacky at all , in fact is smart because he is making money and LOTS of it .. If he can get thousands for it why would he settled for less ??!!!

nonmember avatar gimmeabreak

What?? And its not tacky for her to keep all the gifts and MONEY they made from the show of the wedding, and not give him a dime? OR, THAT SHE GOT PREGNANT BY ANOTHER MAN AND HAD A BABY BEFORE SHE WAS DIVORCED???? Talk about white trash move right there.

nonmember avatar myopinion

I think its stupid that he is auctioning it off being that he is an athlete and makes a lot of money? He is auctioning it off like he needs the money? I agree publicity stunt.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I think it just wants to put it all behind him. Would you want any reminders of that freak show family if you escaped?

Cooks... Cookster792

I think Kris should do whatever HE wants to do. I say go for it. If it was her or her mom you better believe they would sell to the highest bidder. I am in his court  all the way.

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