Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 758

There is a line in Notting Hill that I think resonates with a lot of people.  It's where Julia Roberts says to Hugh 

"I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her"

In my usual head down, bum up state ... with a big dose of "news ban" thrown in ... I tend to miss a bit of the gossip until it jumps up and bites me on the bum.  So I'm a bit behind the times, and it wasn't until I read Sydney Shop Girl this morning that I realised there was an issue with KK.   She just made an idol reference to Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries ... almost in passing ... but it was enough to make me prick up my ears and think "what has happened to KK?"

So I went onto to Kim Kardashian's Twitter account to get the news first hand.  As I scrolled through all the tweets I figured the media must have it all wrong, as all the references I found were for positive forward movement.   But then I scrolled back to the top and she tweeted a link to her blog that simply said "A Message For My Fans" and so I followed it.

Is it possible that Kim's marriage to Kris has broken up after only a few months?  Really!?

Now, I know this shouldn't shock nor bother me, because these things happen all the time. But this one is different.  I invested time and emotion into this one!  I not only watched the lead up, I not only had a front row seat at the proposal, but I also "went" to the wedding (much like I went to Kate and Will's wedding) and I sobbed in all the right places and clapped in others.  I was delighted for Kim because I had hoped she had finally found the one.  We're friends, Kim and I.  Virtually. Other than the occasional Tori Spelling show, Kim is the only reality star I follow.  Not sure why ... I think it's because there is a reasonable dose of reality (albeit a slightly different reality to my own) but always a pretty decent dose of lessons learned, reflection and positive forward movement thrown in.  And minimal shouting and bitching.  And very little moaning. Plus she has nice hair .... and lovely curves ... and I love her positive body image.

So anyway, I am very saddened by Kris and Kim's break up.  But I am more saddened by the fact that having a broken heart and associated humiliation isn't enough, she has to be further humiliated and dragged through the mud by the media and fellow humans.  Her choice perhaps.  But I think there is a time when we just need to walk away from the carnage and let people heal out of the spotlight.  When I read and hear what people have to say about successful people when they are at their most vulnerable I am often ashamed to be human.  It's like people delight in watching people fall! People seem to love people being knocked off their pedestals. There are ugly words flying around out there.  Just because she has money, has a successful career and lives in front of cameras, doesn't mean she is any less human. She still bleeds.

US Weekly

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I feel for Kim right now.  Whether she should have got married or not ... whether she should live her life in front of the cameras or not ... whether that $10,000, 000 could have been better spent on something else or not .... I feel for her.  I honestly think that Kim is "just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

Welcome to Australia Kim.  I hope my fellow Australians are kind to you ....


  1. I agree, let poor Kim heal out of the spotlight... someone should tell her that.

  2. that scene in the movie was very powerful and true for every woman, celebrity or not.

  3. I could have written this post! I too watched the engagement and wedding with much interest. She seemed so happy on her wedding day. I just don't think you can fake that...she's not that great an actress. I really feel for her, and she looked so sad during her time in Australia. I hope she finds happiness soon.

  4. Anna @Confessions of a PsychologistNovember 4, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    I loved that scene too... especially that my husband said it to me when we were dating... except of course it was, "I'm just a boy standing in front of a girl..."

    about KK. Sorry, but I have to say I was expecting it... :(

  5. It looks like Kim's trip to Aus was fairly painless for her? Did I miss anything important? Hope she remembers us fondly.


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