It was a dream come true for Kim Kardashian when she walked into her Beverly Hills home May 18. Her boyfriend of six months, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries, was waiting in her bedroom on bended knee with four words written in red rose petals: “WILL YOU MARRY ME?”
“I didn’t expect this at all,” Kardashian, 30, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview (out Friday) of the romantic, surprise proposal. “I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.”
Humphries popped the question with a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond sparkler. “I just knew I wanted it to be big,” says Humphries, 26, who, with the help of Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner, planned an intimate family celebration later that evening.
“Kris really didn’t want a big celebration, but he had jokingly told my mom he’d be fine if there were mini-horses there,” says Kardashian with a laugh. “Later that night at the party, my mom brought out two mini-horses, covered in glitter, for us! It was hysterical!”
As for where they will live, “We haven’t figured it all out, but we’ll look at places in New Jersey and get a place there, or I’ll move in with him where he is now,” Kim explains in People magazine. “I’ll always keep my house in L.A. and Kris lives in Miami in the off season, so we’ll be between those three.”
All about the perfect ring: Kim Kardashian had long dreamed of the perfect man—and the perfect ring. “In high school I went to Macy’s and bought this fake ring, my ‘perfect’ ring, and this is almost the exact same,” she says, staring down at the 20-plus-carat gem Humphries designed with jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, a longtime Kardashian friend who has not only decked Kim in her gorgeous jewels for events like the Emmy Awards but has also created engagement rings for stars like Beyoncé. Wanting something distinctly her own (“Khloé’s is a radiant cut,” she says of her sister’s ring), the reality star loves the classic design. Humphries had simpler requirements: “I just knew I wanted it to be big!” And he got more than big, as Kim gushed, “It’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen,” says Kardashian of the ring. “It’s perfect.” The 16.5-carat emerald cut center stone is flanked by a pair of 2-carat trapezoids, for a total weight of 20.5 carats! Humphries even managed to work out the design without Kim knowing. Kardashian explains, “[Lorraine] always listened to what I would want and the shapes I love. I had said I loved an emerald cut and they were scheming and plotting for a while.” Humphries confided his plans in his parents, but felt confident in his decision. “I knew she’d love it–she better!”
Kim designed her ring with longtime pal and jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz — and the 20.5-carat-diamond engagement ring is nothing short of exquisite. “Her idol is Elizabeth Taylor, who was a good friend of Lorraine’s, so Kim wants to take inspiration from one of Elizabeth’s prized possessions: her famous cushion-cut Krupp diamond.
“Big diamonds were always Kim’s passion,” the ring designer herself, Lorraine Schwartz, told E! News. “Growing up she always loved to look at rings. When Kris came in, he knew this but he wanted to make it his decision. He knew he wanted that ‘wow’ big, and he could have gone bigger, but he wanted Kim’s ring to be something she would wear for the rest of her life.”
What he ended up choosing, Schwartz said, “is really classic, very timeless and just what she wanted.”
After being schooled on the cuts and colors available to him, he ultimately went with an Emerald cut because “it’s classy and elegant and he said it reminded him of Kim.”
– 20. 5 carats…not surprised, she’s always wanted a huge ring and especially a bigger ring than Khloe’s and the engagement ring looks beautiful. I am actually happy for her, it seems like marriage and stability is all she has been wanting and they look really good together. She has been with many many frogs and she finally found her prince charming. But…now brace yourselves for all the engagement and wedding talk. After all for some reason Kim Kardashian is the biggest celebrity in the world with a lot of adoring young fans and whatever product she endorses or wherever her picture is on the cover of tabloids..she’s golden, she just sells and she knows how to market herself to lure fans in. So her wedding will be made a big spectacle and her mother will make sure she gets the biggest and best deal in celebrity world. Kris Jenner is going to do what she always does best and milk it for what it is worth. (Good call on waiting to announce the news as Arnold Swchwnieirhererhere and Maria Shriver’s story is winding down ;)) I am pretty positive she is going to have an amazing star studded wedding that is going to be documented on their reality show and will be everywhere in magazines. Her engagement story broke with People magazine (literally sprung into action within moments of her engagement Kris knew the story would be huge so she went to People magazine and within 48 hours they set up an interview and a photo-shoot as well as getting a photographer to the house to take pics for the celebratory dinner that night) so in Hollywood that means she signed a contract with them to also give them the exclusive on her wedding, honeymoon and pregnancy. A Kardashian shit storm is going to explode with this wedding and even the Kardashians and Kris Jenner is going to give media whoring a whole new meaning. We are also going to their usual staged paparazzi pictures soon but this time of the ring and of the happy couple together…this is just the beginning. That Kardashian reign just won’t stop.
Kim Kardashian‘s engagement ring is worth almost HALF as much as her Beverly Hills mansion … sources close to the diamond tell TMZ the rock is valued at $2 MILLION!!!!!!
The ring — designed by Lorraine Schwartz — features a 16.5 carat emerald cut center stone flanked by two 2-carat trapezoids … for a grand total of 20.5 carats. We’re told the stones are all “the highest clarity and color.”
– Oh yes. It was such a surprise that photogs just so happened to be in tow at the proposal. And People mag has all details and images just days later. But hey, it’s what Kim has been trying to get for umpteen years now (after her first marriage)….so why not blow it up in the media, despite constantly claiming she wants to keep her relationship private. Since the spinoffs like “Kourtney & Kim” got low ratings, you gotta have something new in the works to keep this publicity train rolling. I’m sure a “Kim & Kris” show is already in pre-production. Hell, maybe even post-production. If it’s true love and not just true PR thirst…I think it is BOTH.
I’ve said it before that I am not a diamond jewelry girl, only diamond I want to have is my engagement ring and I want it to be big and sparkly…and I am not hating on the chick, but $2 million on a ring is just stupid and unnecessary to me. She most defiantly met her match, one who truly knows who and how she is and what will make her happy is all the big and finer things in life to show off on. She loves the glitz and glamour, she’ll be having her fairytale wedding, marrying a rich athlete and the huge diamond ring (she has noted that she is inspired by Elizabeth Taylor)…she is living out her dreams. Good for her. But I don’t see the point of validating that you are rich and you have a $2million ring on your finger because you can and so you can flaunt it to the world and to yourself…but to each is own.
I know for myself if I had the money and were able to spend $2million it would be building schools or funding for hospitals or helping victims of tornadoes, homeless shelters and so on. I mean that honestly. Even now I just dream of all the ways I can help and donate and I always say I can’t wait to get older to be able to help kids sick and families in need. And I would live in a nice decent sized home that is big enough for me and my family, I don’t need Rolls Royce’s and Bently’s and over 15 Birkin bags but than again I am not rich with insecurities like Kim is.
Few funny tweets…there are SO many funny and mean ones but I couldn’t keep up with them:
lisabeau599Kim Kardashian is HOT very – but 2million dollars on a ring?! thats just obscene really in todays climate.
LuvBrandiKim kardashian being engaged is news because? Any man that wifes her deserves what he gets, it won’t last. She never lasts with men.
tonnimOpa! That Kim Kardashian chick (who’s famous for absolutely NO reason) finally nabbed a sports guy & it only cost him $2 Million bux.
darrenrovellTMZ says Kim Kardashian’s ring is $2 million. That would represent about 18% of Kris Humphries’ NBA earnings after taxes.
EricStangelCongrats to Kim Kardashian & Reggie Bush uh Cristiano Ronaldo, I mean Nick Cannon? Nick Lachey? Ray J? Miles Austin? Oh Kris Humphries With a name like Humphries, you know it was love at first butt.
Martina0711Kim kardashian should write a book titled "I sucked dick and got famous! So can you!& she better grab this one there aren’t many left she hasn’t slept with just think at 30 she has run thru la and ny.
Via: Entertainment Weekly:
With Kim Kardashian’s surprising engagement to New Jersey Nets basketball star Kris Humphries covering the new issue of People Magazine, the celebrity weekly publishers are already pulling out their checkbooks for the ultimate get of 2011 – the reality star’s wedding photos.
I’m predicting these photos will be sold to a celebrity weekly in the United States for a whopping $2 million. Yes, $2 million.
Sure, one of the magazines may try to snag the pics for $1 million but Kim will quickly reject that offer. After all, she is currently the most-watched reality star in the world — and her wedding photos will sell a record number of issues for the magazine that acquires the rights to run the photos. Sources close to the family tell me TV execs are already talking how to spin Kim Kardashian‘s impending wedding to Kris Humphries into yet another gold rush.One of the options is to start a new spin-off show, starting now, that would follow Kim getting ready for the big day, culminating in a televised ceremony. It is expected she will make $5million of her wedding.
“Kris Humphries might not have known what he was getting into. This wedding is going to happen very much in the public eye,” an insider told me. “And they will make millions off of it.”
Of course they will. The Kardashians have built their $65 million empire on complete candor about all aspects of their lives. That isn’t going to change now. Kim’s wedding could turn into the highest rated program E! has ever seen, especially if they build up to it with its own show.
And don’t expect a small, family-only ceremony, either — these are the Kardashians, remember?
“Kim wants her special day to be like the royal wedding in the U.S.,” the source said. “It has to be the most fabulous event ever. She wants to have the biggest ring, she wants a huge wedding, close to 1,000 people.” Some of the big names expected to be on the guest list include pop stars Justin Bieber and Kanye West; pop culture gatekeeper Ryan Seacrest; and NBA mega-star Carmelo Anthony.
Plus, when I read Kim’s description of her wedding in this week’s issue of People, it sounds like the photos will deliver.
“I’ve always dreamed of a big wedding. I’ll probably do something really over-the-top. Super feminine but still really modern, chic and cool, but it has to have a lot of heart, it has to be all about the family,” Kardashian tells People Magazine.
While Kim will earn a huge payday in the U.S., don’t count out the millions of dollars she’ll secure overseas. After all, Kim is very popular in places like Australia and the UK. In the end, her wedding day photos will be the cover of multiple celebrity magazines around the globe.
“My hand was shaking as he put the ring on my finger. Shaking! I was so excited, but this calm over me. It was very overwhelming but in the best way possible.” Later on, Kim adds, “He almost had a panic attack. I almost felt bad because the first thing I did was gasp. I had always envisioned tears for this moment, but I wasn’t crying. He was sitting there, on one knee, the candles lit all around him ― it was so romantic.”
Kris told People, “I told my parents. And I went golfing with Bruce Jenner to ask him for his permission. It took me until the last hole to msuter up the courage. I also talked to Kris Jenner. She was really excited. She cried.”
Brody Jenner tweeted: @KourtneyKardash @khloekardashian Why don’t you guys ever fill me in? Haha no text or anything? . The Jenner family is hardly with the Kardashian’s. At the dinner you see Kim’s friends but none of her step-siblings, Bruce’s kids. It is obvious that they aren’t part of their media life, they weren’t included in the family’s recent vacation to Bora Bora where Kris and Bruce renewed their vows.
“I’ve never seen her this happy,” says mom Kris Kenner (tearing up at the engagement dinner)..umm Kris is even happier she sees more dollar signs and more media attention. Her most famous daughter she pimps out is about have the biggest media coverage on her wedding, like mother like daughter they both couldn’t be happier.
To celebrate Kim’s “Cinderella” moment, Jenner order a princess-themed cake from Hansen’s Cakes. Apparently she is a princess because her family keep saying “the princess has finally found her prince.”
after Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, Season 5 of Keeping up with the Kardashian started, which lead to a Kourtney & Kim take NY which lead to Khloe & Lamar which will end and the season 6 of Keeping up with the Kardashians premieres June 12th, at the end of the season it will document Kim’s engagement and it will lead to a wedding special episode like Khloe’s. Then Kourtney & Kim take NY again with Kim showing her move to NYC since her fiance lives in NJ then Keeping up with the Kardashians season 7 then Kim & Kris spin off…again, brace yourselves for the shit storm that is about explode.
The wedding ring designer posted this on her Facebook page:
“It’s going to be royal wedding number two,” sister Khloé told me earlier today while promoting the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I could only imagine Kim having the hugest wedding.” The Kardashian and Humphries families haven’t really met yet. Sure, Khloé and Kourtney spent some time with their future brother-in-law’s dad and sister, but that’s it. “They are all on a little vacay right now so when they come back,” Kris Jenner said.
Khloé and Kourtney already know they’ll both be the maids of honor. “I made both of them my maid of honor,” Khloé said of her sisters. “You can’t choose.”
Oddly enough, no one had thought of Kourtney and Scott Disick‘s son Mason as ring bearer until I suggested the idea. “That would be the cutest thing,” Kourtney said, adding with a laugh, “We need cookies. We’ll need a path of cookies down the aisle so he could follow it.”
And to think Khloé didn’t embrace Humphries right away. She and Kim are shown fighting in the first episode of the new season (airing on June 12) because Khloe says she doesn’t want to get emotionally attached to another if Kim’s boyfriends until they prove they’re serious.
But that was then. “Kris is adorable and funny,” mama Kris said. “I think he really fits into the family.”
And that includes being comfortable having reality show cameras following you. “He’s used to performing,” Kris said. “You know, playing basketball.”
The family does everything on camera already—you know, like giving birth and getting bikini waxes—so it’s no surprise that an E! crew will likely be at the top of Kim Kardashian‘s wedding invite list.
“It comes with the territory,” sis Kourtney dished when we popped the question, before Khloé chimed in: “I mean, I would assume it would be…we sell our souls to E!, but that’s obviously up to Kim and Kris.” Yeah, if she means momager Kris Jenner, right? Forget the fiancé! “I have somebody waiting out in the hallway to discuss this very thing!” Mama K (joined by Kourtney and Khloé) confessed at E! headquarters, when we pressed on the day of the engagement announcement.
What luck! How fortunate was it that the producers scheduled the crew to follow Kim Kardashian on the exact same day that her boyfriend planned to propose to her! You just can’t plan this kind of thing! Crayzay!
Sarcasm aside, this is your official head ups that Kim’s engagement to Kris Humphries played out in front of the cameras of her E! show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. That means, most likely by this season’s end, you’ll get to witness for yourself every magical moment unfold.
seem forced be exciting???