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From dating to marriage to separation, all in less than a year: The Kardashian-Humphries story

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It was a simple love story. He was Kris Humphries, an All-American basketball player from Minnesota who was playing that rather unhygenic game in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets.


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She was Kim Kardashian, the daughter of one of O.J. Simpson's wealthy Los Angeles lawyers who shot to fame by starring in a sex tape with a rapper and then further enhanced her brand by starring in a reality television show about the deeply fascinating lives of her and her uber-rich family members.

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Boy met girl and magic happened, as evidenced here by Kim Kardashian sending completely unembarassing hand signals to Kris Humphries during a New Jersey Nets game in Newark on Jan. 19 of this year.

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By February, Kim Kardashian was blowing full-on kisses to her man during his professional basketball games, making it even more difficult for Humphries to face his teammates in the locker room afterwards and prompting speculation about possible nuptials.

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May was just another typical month for a totally relatable couple in the bloom of young love. On May 18, Humphries proposed marriage with a $2-million, 20.5-carat diamond ring, and then on May 27 they attended an exclusive fashion event in Monaco.

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The couple, three days before their much-publicized wedding, attend the launch of a new line of clothes put out by Kim and her sisters, the Kardashian Kollection, in Hollywood on Aug. 17.

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Here is a closeup of the wedding ring. We can't show you their wedding on Aug. 20 because they sold the photos to People magazine for $2.5 million. They also sold the rights to turn their wedding into a reality TV show for $15 million. And they got $400,000 worth of champagne, free dresses and a free cake, according to various reports. "It was like we were in heaven," Kardashian told People magazine. And what girl doesn't feel that way on the day of her totally comped multi-million-dollar wedding!


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And now we move on to the post-wedding era. Here is the couple on Aug. 31 at a party welcoming them to New York City, where they planned to live, love and grow together.

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Here they are on Sept. 20 enjoying a stroll together in New York.


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And here they are on Oct. 5 again strolling through New York, just four days before the Oct. 9 airing of "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event," the TV show about their wedding.


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