Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are the best known reality couple of the year. No one will ever be able to forget the details of their extravagant, fairytale wedding (even if you wanted to). But despite the romance they’ve portrayed on screen, rumor has it that Kris wasn’t really Kim’s first choice when it came to picking a husband.
According to Wetpaint.com, E! executives originally approached Danilo Gallinari of the Knicks to see if he wanted to date the reality star, promising him exciting opportunities like intense media publicity. An insider claims, “They asked if he would be interested in dating her and being on a reality show,” since Kim wanted to date a big New York athlete for the debut of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, which premiered in January 2011.
So what went wrong? The source revealed, “Danilo said he would love to meet Kim but was not interested in dating her or being on a reality show. Even though E! explained it would be great for his career, Gallinari turned the offer down.” Some people just don’t appreciate the quality of a good PR stunt. So both E! and Kim dumped him as an option and moved on to the New Jersey Nets lineup instead. The rest — as they would say — is history. Personally I don’t know why they even bothered with Danilo…his name doesn’t even start with a “K.”
It makes you wonder if Kris was presented with the same generous offer because if that’s the case, he obviously jumped at it. But just because Kris wasn’t originally Kim’s number one man candy doesn’t necessarily mean their love is disingenuous. Their relationship has gained copious amounts of media coverage and if there’s one way to a Kardashian’s heart, it’s through press headlines.