It’s been nearly five months since Kim Kardashian called off her marriage to Kris Humphries, but she’s continuing to feel the consequences of the hasty decision to end her 72-day marriage to the New Jersey Nets star.
“If they’d gone their separate ways without the mud slinging, she’s sure the public would have forgiven her by now,” says an insider. “But Kim feels like Kris ruined her life by making her seem like a monster.”
“I didn’t think following my heart would create this much backlash,” admits Kim, 31, who was accustomed to being the most beloved of the three Kardashian sisters before her wedding to Kris. But since her televised fairy tale went up in smoke, she’s had to deal with the late-night TV jokes and public ridicule.
“It’s gotten so bad that even other celebrities, like Daniel Craig and Jon Hamm, feel okay about insulting her, which is obviously very painful,” says the insider.
Kim has tried to make the best of it by throwing herself into her work and charity events, but her estranged husband’s unwillingness to quietly end their marriage has her worried about the additional damage a bitter divorce battle could do to her reputation.
It’s been reported that there are currently no settlement negotiations going on between the Kardashian and Humphries camps, setting the warring couple up for a public divorce battle this summer — an event that could even be televised!
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