Kim Kardashian makes an emotional confession to her mother; her marriage to Kris Humphries sucks. But was the segment shot after she announced her divorce to make it seem like her decision was justified?
In what could be a bit of creative backfilling, Kim is pictured having the heart-to-heart talk with momager Kris Jenner in the back of a limo, supposedly on a business trip to Dubai, during the latest episode of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York.”
But it’s impossible to tell if they really are in Dubai. The windows are totally blacked out and only they are visible on a white leather seat. It could have just as easily be shot in a studio.
There are no lights visible through the windows and no lights from passing cars or roadside street lights. Plus, the scene is perfectly lit in low light.
Conspiracy nuts will have a new mystery to ponder, just like the question of whether the moon landing was shot on a Hollywood sound stage. Okay, it might not be as dramatic as that.
But the scene seems a little to contrived and a little too convenient on a couple of levels to be real.
The scene, aired during the second half of the double episode, opens with momager Kris asking about Kim’s marriage.
“Are you excited to get home to your hubby?” she asks.
Kim hesitates to answer. “Hello?” Her mom says. Then the truth spills out.
“I mean, not really,” Kim says. “I don’t know I can’t really explain it. I feel like a sense of relief,” she adds.
“I’ve been wanting to talk to you about this, but I didn’t want to kind of stress you out.”
It’s the perfect scene to evoke sympathy for Kim while she trashes her NBA husband, once again.
“There’s something in my relationship that I feel isn’t right,” Kim continued. “I’m learning a lot of things about him that I didn’t really know before.
“And married life isn’t what I thought it would be with him: I keep thinking something is off.”
Momager Kris is surprised. The fire in her marriage to Robert Kardashian last, oh, at least a decade before she, or he, figured out their marriage sucked.
“I didn’t even want him to go to work … this is not normal that you don’t want to go home to your new husband,” Kris said.
Kim’s quick disaffection with her marriage seems odd since she stayed married music producer Damon Thomas for four years, even though she later claimed he regularly abused her mentally and physically.
Humphries has been portrayed as a lout and a bore on on the reality show, but many of those scenes seem contrived.
There have been no allegations of physical or mental abuse. And a few fleeting glimpses of Kris’ genuine affection for Kim have made it past the cutting room floor.
Since announcing her divorce 72 days after their blowout $18 million wedding, critics and Humphries claim the marriage was a sham to generate publicity and a big payday out of the wedding.
“Kim was stunned by the amount of bad press and the public relations nightmare she has endured since deciding to file for divorce,” a source told gossip site RadarOnline.
“Kim will be using the show to attempt to rehab her image. Kim has been telling her inner circle that she has worked very hard to get where she has, and she isn’t going to let her marriage and subsequent decision to divorce Kris Humphries ruin that,” the source said.
In that light, the fateful car ride seems highly suspicious. Check it out below and let us know your thoughts.