Ahhhh, yet another reason the notion that marriage is a holy thing, ordained by God, and intended only for a man and woman - is a massive belly laugh.
After a mere 72 days of wedded bliss(?), Kim Kardashian - yes, she of the we-have-no-idea-why-they-are-famous Kardashians - has filed for divorce from the love-of-her-life, NBAer Kris Humphries.
So much for the sanctity of the institution. $10 million dollar wedding, faces splashed across every magazine and website, and it turns to crap after only 72 days?
Sorry, I'm not buying it. But then I didn't buy the whole "true love" spiel to begin with. A love born of reality TV - or let me rephrase that - a marriage born of the love of being on reality TV is something built on ratings, not a foundation of matched values, belief systems, commitment.
It is something to garner publicity - PR being the food on which the reality TV beast relies to exist.
$10 million dollars and the brightest of klieg lights to insure everyone on planet Earth knew of their "love." And it lasts 72 days.
Rudy and I spent $150, had five people in attendance, and are going on 21 years. Then again, Rudy and I actually talked about things like the future, our passions, our commonalities, our differences, what we wanted - in short, we knew each other before we put rings on one another's fingers. "Forever" was not just some talking point for ratings. It was a brick in the foundation of our commitment to one another.
A 72 day heterosexual marriage. Yet another reason why I laugh out loud when people climb on their soapboxes about gay marriage being against God's law; that it is only intended for a man and a woman; that we must preserve its sanctity.
We have a front row seat to watch two heteros ram marriage right up the ass. Again.
But don't worry. I'm sure that by next season, Kimmy will be in love again - this time for real - and we can watch her as she picks out another Vera Wang, another matching jeweled headpiece, and prepares to bend marriage over at the waist.
All under the watchful eye of the camera. All for a public with an IQ lower than the number of days this marriage lasted.