So who is Kris Humphries aka Mr Kim Kardashian? All I knew about him was that he was an NBA player for the New Jersey Nets. It kind of bugs me that I don’t know anything about him and from looking at the latest “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” episode it seems the Kardashian family didn’t know a great deal about him either. This is what I uncovered…
Kris Humphries (26 years old) is the son of William and Debra Humphries, and brother to Krystal and Kaela Humphries. Kris is bi-racial he has an African-American father, and a caucasian mother.
William, Debra, Kris and Kaela Humphries family photo (not sure where Krystal is)
William and Debra Humphries
William Humphries owned a burger store called Five Guys Burgers and Fries in 2009.
Here is some footage of William Humphries (how much does he look like his father?)
A life long sportsman he first started out in competitive swimming, where he was the top 10 year old in the nation in 6 events, second only to a young Michael Phelps in the remaining events. Kris Humphries still holds the USS national record for the 50M freestyle for 10 and under boys. At age 12 he gave up swimming to pursue a promising career in basketball.
Coming out of high school, Humphries had accepted a scholarship offer to Duke University, but later reconsidered and attended the University of Minnesota instead. Humphries was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2004, in 2006 he was traded to the Raptors, in 2009 he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks and from 2010 until now he plays for the New Jersey Nets.
Family reaction to Kardashian wedding
Kris and the Humphries family were reportedly “appalled” at the Kardashian wedding production. For anyone that has seen the Bora Bora episodes of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” Season 6 airing now, this would not surprise you. Kris is seen on various ocassions commenting on the materialistic values he believes that Kim and the Kardashian family have. According to the Blemish.com
“Everybody felt awkward, like it was all for the cameras and more like a TV show than a wedding. Still, there were some sweet moments. Although the groom’s family “mostly looked appalled by the entire thing,” the Humphries brood “cheered when Kim and Kris were pronounced husband and wife.” — Us
As I have said in previous posts, Kris seems to be overwhelmed with the Kardashian family and the fame of his now wife. From the latest episode of “KUTK” the family doesn’t seem to get along too well with him, or understand his sense of humour. I really want to like Kris Humphries, and from learning more about his family and career I am warming to him. Who knows, maybe one day he will be known to the world for being a personality and identity in his own right, not just an NBA player who is handsome arm candy to one of the most beautiful women in the world. One can only hope.
What do you think of Kris Humphries?
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