Kris Humphries Has Opened Up About What It Was Like Marrying And Divorcing Kim Kardashian

"When it was clear that it wasn’t working…what can I say? It sucked.”

You might remember that there was a time, pre-Kanye, when Kim Kardashian was married to someone else. That someone else was basketball player Kris Humphries, or you might remember him as the guy who threw Kim into the ocean causing her to lose her diamond earring.

The two had a rocky relationship to say the least. They were married for 72 days, before going through a dramatic divorce which was all documented from Kim’s point of view on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Now, Kris has decided to have his say on how he felt divorcing Kim, opening up in an essay written for The Player’s Tribune called “I Never Wanted To Be That Guy”.

In the essay, Kris admits he should have known what he was signing up for when he met Kim, but he was naive. He said:

“I was definitely naive about how much my life was going to change. But the one thing that really bothers me is whenever people say that my marriage was fake. There’s definitely a lot about that world that is not entirely real. But our actual relationship was 100 percent real. When it was clear that it wasn’t working…what can I say? It sucked.”

Kris goes on to talk about the embarrassment he felt when fans began booing him at basketball games.

“I didn’t know how to handle it, because I never thought I was going to be famous in that way. I remember having this moment when I was getting booed so hard in Philly, and I thought to myself, ‘Why exactly are they booing me, though? Is it just because I’m That Guy from TV? Do they think I was trying to be famous? Is it because they think I disrespected the game of basketball?’ The last one killed me, because all I’ve ever wanted to be known for was basketball.”

Kris continues to say he didn’t cope well with the negative fame and began to experience anxiety.

“Nothing can prepare you for the feeling of walking down the street, or being anywhere, really — the grocery store, the gas station — and having people literally running up on you and trying to film you, trying to grab you, saying God knows what. That’s not natural. That’s not supposed to be real life.

“I dealt with a lot of anxiety, especially in crowds. There was about a year where I was in a dark place. I didn’t want to leave my home. You feel like … I don’t know … the whole world hates you, but they don’t even know why. They don’t even know you at all. They just recognize your face, and they’re on you.”

Kris has officially retired from NBA, and now he’s in the restaurant business..which is unexpected. He recently opened 10 Five Guys franchises, actually. Good for you, Kris.