Kris Humphries has finally opened up about his relationship with Kim Kardashian to AccessÂ Hollywood. Kris didn’t always look too good on Kourtney & Kim Take New York…but he has finally opened up about his marriage to Kim Kardashian. He says that his marriage was not a sham, Â it was real to him…he can’t speak for anyone else…burn, is that a little dig at Kim. Kris starts his interview with basketball,
â€œIâ€™m in a great place, above all [thanks to] my faith in God and justâ€¦ how close my family is and then the fact thatâ€¦ luckily, we didnâ€™t get locked out all season and weâ€™re playing basketball,â€ Kris, now 27, told Jill as she sat with the star at New Yorkâ€™s Hotel Gansevoort over the weekend, following his birthday dinner at Abe & Arthurâ€™s, thrown by his sister, Kaela.
â€œBasketball is where you can just go and not think about anything and just let loose,â€ Kris told Jill of how heâ€™s coped with the headlines and the drama. â€œI always tell people basketball is like my therapy. Some people talk to psychologists and stuff like that. I just need to go play basketball.â€
It hasnâ€™t always been easy to shake it all off, though. Krisâ€™ 72-day marriage to Kim has been picked apart, but he told Jill that he went into it with good intentions.
â€œTo me it was real,â€ Kris said, when Jill mentioned there are some whoâ€™ve suggested the union wasnâ€™t authentic. â€œI would never go through something or do something that wasnâ€™t real or I didnâ€™t believe in, so I can really only speak for myself in terms of that.â€
Last month, while co-hosting â€œLive! with Kelly,â€ Kim herself denied rumors that her marriage was a â€œbusiness decisionâ€ and while speaking to Jill, Kris too hit back at the suggestion.
â€œNo, I mean, in my life, thereâ€™s been opportunities to make money and I donâ€™t believe in what it is,â€ he said. â€œWhen I was kid growing up, it was always like, â€˜Man, one day I want to have this or that,â€™ and you work so hard and thatâ€™s your goal, but like, when you get all those things that you wanted, those things donâ€™t make you happy. Money only has so much â€” it doesnâ€™t rule my life so I would never do anything strictly for money.â€
One thing Kris will do for money is raise it â€“ for the Humphries Foundation.
â€œI want to redo a basketball court â€” an outside basketball court in Minnesota â€” through my foundation for kids â€” like a safe place to go and be active, because my foundation is all about preventing childhood obesity, and so Iâ€™ve been focusing on that,â€ Kris told Jill of one of his many plans for his non-profit organization aimed at serving disadvantaged youth.
Kris has been playing his best basketball for the past two seasons, and is now averaging a double-double. Being a star on the court comes with added attention and when asked about the women who scream with glee for Kris after the games, the athlete turned red.
â€œI donâ€™t know,â€ he said blushing. â€œItâ€™s just, I donâ€™t know. Iâ€™d love to walk off the court and â€” I donâ€™t know, itâ€™s interesting.â€
While the ladies are there when heâ€™s ready, Kris insisted to Jill his heart is solely in the game.
â€œIâ€™m not dating anyone right now,â€ he said.
â€œDating basketball?â€ Jill asked.
â€œBasketball,â€ Kris nodded. â€œWhat do they say? â€˜My girlfriend is Spalding.â€™â€
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