Who needs macroeconomics, when we have the celebrity circus?
Kardashian then began dating NBA player Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets in October 2010. They became engaged in May 2011, and married on August 20, 2011 in Montecito, California. It was reported that Kardashian and Humphries would make $17.9 million from the nuptials, and that they paid nothing of the $20 million costs associated with it. Three $20,000 Vera Wang gowns and $400,000 worth of Perrier Jouet champagne were given free, as were invitations estimated at $10,000 and $750,000 for catering for the 500 guests at the reception. After just 72 days of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries on October 31, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences.
Bottom Line: World's worst marriage, best date, or just a distraction from relevance? Here's one funny commentary [seems we have a new fail meme here...]