Kris Humphries Seems Worried About His Career And Is 'Ready To Move Forward'
Kris Humphries is ready to move forward. Don't believe him? Well he said it about 15 times during his interview with "Good Morning America" this morning.
The soon-to-be ex-Mr. Kim Kardashian broke his silence for first time since Kim filed for divorce on Oct. 31.
The 26-year-old basketball player's interview revealed a lot of things -- namely he is concerned with finding a job.
Humphries' contract with the New York Nets was not renewed at the end of last season and it seems he is worried that the NBA may think he's distracted by all the drama surrounding his divorce.
Humphries used the interview as an opportunity to reiterate that he's completely focused on basketball. While "Good Morning America" only wanted to know about life after Kim, the althete struggled to direct the conversation away from the only thing anyone actually wants to know about.
He admits that life has been "different" without Kim, but says he's "just focused on family and preparing for basketball."
"Basketball is something I take really seriously and I continue to do that," he said. "You know. I'm just moving forward."
Come on Kris, tell us what we want to know. Like what did you think when Kim filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage?
Humphries told the show, "For me it's just that certain things happen in life and you've got to move forward, so I'm excited to be where I am right now with the NBA season coming up, and I'm ready to go."
Umm, ok, you already said that. But tell us why did you file for both a legal separation and an annulment?
"I'm not focused on that. I'm focused on basketball and other things will take care of themselves," he told "GMA," adding that it's a great day for the NBA and most (read: employed) players start camp this afternoon. "Hopefully I'll be on a team soon," he said.
The interview was endlessly repetitive and Humphries used it as a shout-out to NBA team owners and coaches telling them: if you are listening, Kris Humphries wants you to know he has his head in the game and oh, he has a foundation dedicated to addressing the issue of childhood obesity -- though we have never heard him talk about it before.
The only thing we learned from the interview that pertains to the Kardashian drama is that the athlete claims he doesn't watch the reality show and isn't worried about his image.
"If people know me and know who I am and what I stand for, they know I love to give back and I'ma fun guy and I don't really play into all the gossip," he said.
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Kardashian <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/kim-kardashian-dating-kris-humphries_n_793278.html" target="_hplink">began dating New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries</a> in December 2010 after watching him play basketball in late November. The pair took their fast-moving relationship to the next level when Humphries <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/25/kim-kardashian-kris-humphries-engaged_n_866631.html" target="_hplink">proposed</a> -- on camera for her E! reality show, of course -- in May and they wed on August 20, 2011. But the wedded bliss ended October 31, 2011 when Kim filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage.
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry announced their split in April 2010, and in November, the model was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/22/kim-kardashian-gabriel-aubry-_n_786940.html" target="_hplink">spotted out and about with newly-single Kardashian</a>. The couple enjoyed a Lakers game and a movie date together, but less than a month later, Kardashian would meet Kris Humphries -- and he would sweep her off her feet.
Kardashian was rumored to be <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/07/michael-copon-kim-kardash_n_753863.html" target="_hplink">casually dating</a> "One Tree Hill" actor (and her "Beyond The Break" co-star) Michael Copon in October 2010, and he even appeared on her E! reality show, "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," but that's about it.
Kardashian switched teams after splitting from Bush -- literally. She began dating Dallas Cowboys football player <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/13/kim-kardashian-boyfriend_n_644504.html" target="_hplink"> Miles Austin in July 2010</a> but the pair <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20427399,00.html" target="_hplink">split in September</a> after just a few months together.
Kardashian found love once again later in 2007 -- this time with football player Reggie Bush. Their relationship drama was documented on the E! reality show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," and we thought Kim had finally found "The One." However, the on-and-off couple <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/hwood_party_girl/kim_kardashian_reggie_bush_split_again/172983" target="_hplink">ended things for good in March 2010</a>. Bush continues to play football -- now for the Miami Dolphins -- and was most recently linked to Melissa Molinaro, an actress <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/reggie-bush-now-dating-kim-impersonator_n_882234.html" target="_hplink">bearing a striking resemblance</a> to Kardashian.
After her split from Ray J, Kardashian moved on with actor/rapper/comedian Nick Cannon. The couple reportedly split in early 2007 after the release of Kardashian's sex tape. Cannon, who is currently a radio personality on New York's 92.3 NOW FM, tied the knot with Mariah Carey in April 2008. The couple welcomed their first children, fraternal twins, in April 2011.
Also in 2006, Kardashian dated R&B singer Ray J -- who is the brother of singer Brandy. The relationship didn't last, but the public release of their infamous sex tape in early 2007 shot Kardashian into the spotlight...and eventually got her $5 million after settling a lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment. Ray J went on to star in the VH1 reality show "For The Love of Ray J" in 2009, and continues to work in the music industry.
After her divorce, then-stylist Kardashian <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1199443,00.html" target="_hplink">casually dated</a> Nick Lachey in 2006 -- just six months after his divorce from Jessica Simpson -- but they were never serious. Lachey also began dating TV personality Vanessa Minnillo in 2006 and the couple married in July 2011.
Kardashian may be walking down the aisle on August 20, but it's not the first time she's been a wife. The reality star married 30-year-old music producer Damon Thomas in 2000 when she was just 20 years old. Their love wasn't meant to last, however, and the couple split in 2004. In 2010, their divorce papers were <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/05/kim-kardashians-ex-damon_n_563949.html" target="_hplink">leaked to the press</a>, revealing Kardashian claimed Thomas was physically abusive toward her. Thomas denied the allegations and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/05/kim-kardashians-ex-damon_n_563949.html" target="_hplink">responded with a press release</a> where he called her a fame-loving liar.