Kim Kardashian Shouldn't Give Kris Humphries Her Engagement Ring

Apparently Kris Humphries wants his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, to hand back the 20-carat engagement ring he gave her. Who can blame him? Their blink-and-you'll-miss-it marriage lasted only 72 days. Plus, Kris feels the entire thing wasn't based on love, but deceit. Says a source:

Kris wants the ring back because the marriage only lasted 72 days and he believes it was based on fraud and deceit. Remember, Kim filed for divorce. Kris paid for that ring, and he just can't fathom why Kim would want to keep it. It's not like she is ever going to wear it again.

I sympathize with Kris. I really, really do. But he's wrong.

Here's the deal: An engagement ring is given with the promise of marriage. While giving-back-the-ring traditions are all over the map, legally, a woman gives back an engagement ring if she doesn't go through with the marriage. And Kim DID. Kris has not proven any kind of fraud yet. And I doubt he ever will. If his fraud claims are that Kim got married in order to film the wedding and make money, then Kris needs to look in the mirror too.

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People cannot go around demanding engagement rings back after a marriage, no matter how short the wedded "bliss" is. There would be mass chaos of he said-she said. While I'm sure Kris does feel like the marriage was a fraud -- well, maybe Kim does too. Perhaps Kris was an entirely different man after the weddding than he was before.

While it must hurt for Kris to have to swallow the monetary loss that came with buying Kim's engagement ring, there is no way he didn't get a huge discount on it. Plus, he too made money on the reality show. He also has an endorsement deal with Sector watches, which he wouldn't have based merely on his basketball career.

So ... buck up, Kris. Move on.

Do you think Kim should give back the ring?


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Flori... Floridamom96

He's not 'wrong' because you disagree with him. Isn't it funny the things liberals think have a black and white definition of right and wrong and the things they don't.

Sierr... SierraLynn

I think she should give it back. If its a marriage that shouldn't have happend, she shouldn't want to keep anything like that from him.

nonmember avatar Cee

Hmm...surprising that this comes from a woman...NOT. Some men give up entire paychecks worth for the engagement ring their future brides want. They do this because they are in love, want to be happy and want their lover to be happy and oh yea, because they believe its a good investment since they will spend the rest of their lives together.
I think all men should get back their engagement rings, ESPECIALLY when it is the wife that files for divorce. Women walk around with this belief that they deserve to be gifted every other day of their life AND want it topped off with a diamond ring, the wedding band and the year band and this jewelry and that jewelry. Men spend so much money dating, wining, dining and marrying a woman, they should at least get one of the biggest expenses of their lives back.

nonmember avatar Cee

Floridamom, are you perchance related to Jenny Erikson? Is this Obama's fault too?

IluvA... IluvAlexis

An engagement ring is given AS A PROMISE OF MARRIAGE.

ACCEPTING the ring is also a promise of marriage. I do believe that Kris was mislead into all of this, but Kim is way to submissive to her mom. You could tell in the show how uncomfortable Kris was with all of the scandal crap, he was in it for REAL, she was in it for (I think) a mixture of being in "love", publicity, scandal, and her mother. If these two were "normal" people, I would say NO, personally I would like to keep the ring as a keepsake of my past (I do keep certain things). My X-husband requested I keep the ring "in case I ever found myself in a bad situation and needed money". Kim K can buy herself all the diamonds in the world, GIVE IT BACK KIM.

onefo... onefootcutiepie

Of course she should. The engagement ring is attached to a promise and that promise was broken so it should be returned.

Mal Budhan

I think it's hers. If I were him I would want it back too but she made sure there was a clause in the pre nup to be able to pay for the ring if she wanted it. It's hers. If she cheated or wronged him in some way then she should give it back but I think they just were in the puppy love of a relationship and rushed into it and then realized who the other person really was and decided they didnt really want to spend their lives together. It happens.

LKRachel LKRachel

I thought she was the one who bought it anyway?  Maybe he's trying to be passive aggressive and say, give me back the ring I bought you, so that she'll have to fess up to buying it herself. 

Nora Cortes

she should give it back she fake anyway she lead him to a trap she awlways wanted reggie n he read her like a book thats y he ran out of there relationship so Kim give back his ring n have dumb West get u one

Damaris De La Cruz

She should definitely give the ring back. Even if it was not a sham (which I believe it was) and she was in love with Kris at one point, she knew before the wedding she wasn't happy and she led him on to believe that he will be in a life long commitment with her. I don't think everyone is taking serious how bad it is to a religious person to get divorced. Divorce is not an option for many religious people and that's probably why he wants to have this marriage annulled. He had is family and pastor at the wedding it was an important day for him even if he's a goof ball he still has boundary and she crossed them.

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