Fans are watching as Kim Kardashian takes New York by storm on her reality show, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, but now, Kim might make NYC her permanent home — to be with her New Jersey based boyfriend, Kris Humphries, as their relationship heats up. OK!’s got all the details in this week’s all new issue!
“Kim and Kris hate doing long distance, and she loves New York,” a source tells OK! of the star, who lives in L.A., and her love who plays basketball for the New Jersey Nets. “It makes sense for them to plan for a home together.” In fact, Kim’s been spotted looking for apartments for them in the artsy Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan — right across the river from Hoboken, N.J., where Kris currently lives and where he and Kim have been spotted dining and shopping.
“Kris makes her laugh, gives her confidence, and she feels really loved,” says a pal. “She doesn’t want to have any regrets in this relationship.” After all, workaholic Kim has made mistakes in the past. Her relationship with Reggie Bush fizzled as time together often took a backseat to her budding career.
But now, Kim is on top of her game: She was the highest-paid reality star in 2010, thanks to her TV show and endorsement deals with the likes of Skechers and Quick Trim, plus her clothing and jewelry lines, perfume and even a New York Times best-seller.
And “Kim can do a lot of her work in New York,” adds an insider. So it seems the time is finally right for her to make love a priority. It’s a huge commitment, but Kim feels Kris is worth it. “She really thinks he’s someone special,” says a friend. As for Kris, he’s also excited, says the source. “He’s smitten. Kim’s everything he hoped and more. He wants to see where this goes,” says the insider.
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