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Kim Kardashian

Must PAY Kris Humphries

to Keep Engagement Ring

11/6/2011 3:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Kim Kardashian
is going to shell out some serious dough so she can keep her MASSIVE engagement ring ... and TMZ has learned, the cash is all going to Kris Humphries.

Sources close to the former couple tell us ... it was Kris who originally bought the 20.5 carat diamond stunner ... and Kim loved the ring so much, she included a clause in the pre-nup which allows her to buy the ring from Kris for the original purchase price in the case of a divorce.

Ironically, without a special clause in the prenup, Kim would have been the proud owner outright, because once they became man and wife, the ring would have been Kim's.

Since the couple is now kaput -- the diamond is in Kim's court. We're told KK still LOVES the ring -- and will pay Kris so she can keep it.

As far as price goes -- Kim never disclosed how much Kris plunked down, but according to multiple reports, it's valued around $2 mil.

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two cents    

Why would she want to keep it? She should let him have it, let him be stuck with the bill, and she can buy herself a new one (if she wants) that doesn't have any bad mojo attached to it. Durp.

1045 days ago
17.

andre`    

Everything is about money with this slut. You cant die with money or you wasnt born with money. I wish she and her dumb family would disappear permanently. They all are stupid gutter trash.

1045 days ago
18.

Joe    

All signs are pointing that Kim just did all this (marriage and pretending to love Kris) just for her TV show. It is sad that she ruined the guys belief... that one should marry for life. And not to be mean, but if Kim would 'off' herself, or if anything bad was to happen to her, I honestly don't think there would be too many people out there that rally care about her. I think the major majority of people would laugh and just say stories about her being a money grubbing gold digger that did anything for money, and screwed over anyone for money. It is like everything she does (hey people, here is my 10 million dollar wedding, here is my 2 million dollar ring, I can marry people and divorce them for ratings...etc), she wants to show off her money and stick it right in people's faces. People don't like that. I think she is having a hard time with all of this... not because of the divorce... but because she is realizing what everyone is saying about her.

1045 days ago
19.

kat    

an engagement ring is a promise to marry. she married him. so i find it hard to believe this ring was in the pre-nup. how long would she have to be married to him to keep the ring without paying for it. i think this story is questionable.

1045 days ago
20.

SantaFeJack    

For the record, dear readers of TMZ, the replacements for the Karda$hians are already lining themselves up---the Ecclestone sisters. Petra's the one who bought the Spelling mansion, and her sister is scouting for an L.A. mansion of her own. The sister is already testing the reality show waters by having one of her own in the U.K. I've been reading the UKDailyMail and these two have got Daddy's $4 billion backing them!

1045 days ago
21.

ViableV    

She's doing everything to appease the public so that the money train doesn't stop. But 2million is a small price to pay in order to keep the scam alive, I still want them to go away no matter what they try and do. I'm sick of their spoiled extravagance, it's obnoxious and a slap to the face of every hard working American who are struggling to legitebly make ends meet. These no-talent hacks need to buzz-off already, BIG TIME!!

1045 days ago
22.

Joe    

http://www.insideedition.com/news/7133/was-kim-kardashian-shopping-husbands-for-reality-show.aspx

Before Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries, she reportedly tried to recruit another NBA star to play her love interest on her hit cable TV show.

Published reports say a producer held negotiations last year to cast Danilo Gallinari, who was then playing for the New York Knicks, in the role. She wanted to date a hunky New York sports figure during her series Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

The New York Post reports that the Italian-born Gallinari was told it would "be great for his career, he turned the offer down."

The report is lending weight to speculation that Kim's marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries was just a sham.

Jonathan Jaxson was once in Kim's inner circle, working for her as her publicist.

INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent asked Jaxson, "What have you heard about this sort of premeditated plan to sort of hook her up with a professional ball player?"

"Well, I will say that it's all premeditated in one's career and Kim's career has been premeditated from the very beginning," said Jaxson.

He claims he even staged a phony engagement between Kim and football star Reggie Bush in 2009.

"We staged so many things and it's not uncommon for us. You know, when I was working with Kim, we staged her engagement that was alleged to Reggie Bush. Having her come out of a ring store and she has a jewelry bag and we made up this story that it was actually a ring that Reggie got her," said Jaxson.

The furor over her 72-day marriage is rekindling interest in a little known secret from Kim's past—her first marriage to a Los Angeles-based record producer, Damon Thomas.

Kim was only 19 and far from famous. She even changed her name to Kimberly Thomas.

In divorce do***ents obtained by INSIDE EDITION, Kim claimed she was a victim of domestic violence, saying her husband: "Punched me in the face... Grabbed my arm... And threatened to kill me."

"Damon first hit me a few months after we were married," said Kim.

She signed her full name, Kimberly Kardashian Thomas.

Thomas denied the allegations of abuse.

That marriage lasted four years—a lot longer than her disastrous second marriage.

1045 days ago
23.

MrJoeBanks    

Ain't like it's going to effect her wallet. Kim made over $35 Million last year, he brand is worth much more. The hustler will always win. Plus, she has an AMAZING rack.

1045 days ago
24.

Josie Jones    

who keeps leaking all this stuff--who cares? These people have dreadful impulse control and now I think learning disabilities. They cannot be quiet and blurt out anytime something is said. I bet money they are all adhd because they really have social issues.
Not knocking ADHD--people get help, medication, coaches to help in life and impulse.
Just seems something about 3 times a day has to be posted so one of them--kim, mom, khloe are probably calling the press--get rid of publists--not working!!!!
Just stay away forever. Pari******on, you have been a mature doll for a long time

1045 days ago
25.

dee    

Why is she making the decision about the gifts? Weren't they also gifts for Kris? Doesn't he get a say? Maybe he'd like to actually return the gifts to his side of the family. Giving the gifts to charity may seen nice on the surface, but why should she get the tax write off instead of the people who actually paid for the gifts? The ring? Why the heck would she want to keep something that reminds her of this marriage fiasco?

1045 days ago
26.

LAWRENCE    

The more I see these stories about this lame slut the more I like this Kris guy. I don't follow this family, never watched their show, coudln't pick out her sisters or mother out of a crowd and certainly wouldn't give them a dollar of my money. All that said her soon to be former husband and his family has shown nothing but class by keeping a major problem like this private. Clearly the Kardashian family in their need to make a buck off everything really didn't see the forrest through the trees on this one. Now she's taking a hit and hopefully people start treating her like she deserves to be treated...a pissed on slut who's done nothing to achieve fame. She's no more than an advanced fifteen minute pissed on whore. I wish she would just take her own life, perhaps jump in front of a train for a seasons finally of her show.

1045 days ago
27.

Im. doubtful    

hOPEFULLY SHE WILL STAY IN HIDING THE REST OF HER LIFE. iT IS A HORRIBLE THING TO PLAN A FAKE MARRIAGE!!!!!!

1045 days ago
28.

char    

kim loves the ring but obviously not kris. take the money kris. kim spent more time with her fittings for her 3 vera wang gowns she wore for the wedding than she did with kris. at least her wedding gifts have a 90 day warrantee she gave kris 72 days. take all the money you can kris and RUN.

1045 days ago
29.

Sharon    

Surely you must have your facts mistaken, TMZ. Kris Jenner said, in one of her many heartfelt interviews, that the ring was not worth the 2 million reported. She would never lie would she? She also said repeatedly taking back the ring would make Humphries an "Indian Giver". Surely she would never have tried to disparage him if the financial arrangements had been made prior to the wedding meant to last forever. That would just make her crass. Oh wait....

1045 days ago
30.

yuk-gross    

Who the hell puts such a clause in a prenup? Oh, I know, a gold digging, slutty skank who wants to keep the jewels no matter how brief her fake marriage is --- a skank will always be a skank.

1045 days ago
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