5 things about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Published on May 19, 2014 4:48 PM
The unstoppable paparazzi juggernaut that is Kimye continues to hog entertainment headlines. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, 33, is to wed hip hop superstar Kanye West, 36, next Saturday. We round up the rumours and details about the showbiz couple.
1. This is the first marriage for West, but Kardashian's third walk down the aisle. She was married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2003. She was also famously hitched to professional basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 for just 72 days.
2. Kardashian's last wedding at a Montecito estate was a lavish affair which reportedly earned the reality TV star big bucks. The wedding was shot and broadcast as a four-hour special on E! entertainment channel, which also broadcasts Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The TV rights reportedly brought in US$15 million. Las Vegas nightclub Tao also paid the celebrity couple US$50,000 to hold their bachelor and bachelorette parties at the venue. The other endorsements and freebies the couple accepted included a big discount for Humphries on his US$2 million Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring for Kardashian, US$1 million from People magazine for the photo rights, and three free Vera Wang wedding dresses, worth US$20,000 each, for the bride to choose from.
3. The upcoming Kimye nuptials are rumoured to be worth even more. Besides more than US$15 million for the TV rights E! will have to cough up, the Daily Mail newspaper reports that Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, is trying to sell the wedding photo rights for another US$4 million. There are also other sponsors for food, goodie bags and wardrobe. The Daily Mail report estimates that Kardashian could earn more than US$21 million from this bash.
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