The Gansevoort Park Avenue: Where Kris and Kim's Marriage Went to Die
We all TiVoed Kim Kardashian's wedding on E! – wait, you didn’t? Oh, um, us neither – and, just a couple of weeks later, read the tabloids announcing that Kim had filed for divorce. But what of those 72 days of magical (or not so magical) marital bliss? How will we ever know what really happened, what led to the demise of this match-made-in-reality-heaven couple? Well have no fear, C-list celebrity junkies, producer Ryan Seacrest has come to the rescue again. Because just two days after the honeymoon, Kim and Kris jetted off to New York City to film the new season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” premiering on E! on November 27th.
Over a few months in NYC, camera crews caught everything that went down between Kris and Kim, who shared a luxurious penthouse suite at the Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel with Kim's sister Kourtney, and Kourtney's boyfriend and son. And a lotta the action took place right in their hotel room. Were the close quarters the cause? Or perhaps the hip party scene at the hotel's bar led one to stray? Whatever happened, we'll find out soon. But one thing we do know: the Gansevoort Park hotel is where Kris and Kim's marriage went to die. Check out the scene of the crime below!
At first, things started off great. In late August, Kim and Kris were seen holding hands and smiling for paparazzi as they moved into their new abode. Kim continually defended her marriage and her hubby amid the rumors and even tweeted "I'm really obsessed with the Gansevoort Hotel in NYC!"
And it makes sense she was obsessed. The Kardashian klan was put up in a massive penthouse suite (with a rumored $7,000-a-night pricetag) complete with a fireplace, a jacuzzi, a pool table, and a balcony with amazing views of the city and the Hudson River.
But all wasn't peachy in the penthouse. The time spent apart was innocent enough...at the beginning. While Kim and Kourtney were spotted heading to the gym, Kris and Scott, Kourtney's boyfriend and babydaddy, were photographed strolling the streets of New York.
Soon, however, the sisters began airing their grievances over their partners and several of these snippets appear in the show's promo. While chatting with Kim about her spouse, Kourtney quips, "He's gone out every night since we've been here." Maybe the guys had been partying too much at the hip Red Room.
Kris was even spotted getting into a heated argument with Scott at the rooftop Plunge Bar at the hotel. But sources say that Kris wasn't drinking.
In a scene in their bedroom, Kim finally confronts Kris about his absence and their lack of communication, exclaiming "Your wife has to find out you're in a different country on Twitter?" But rumor has it that the two "lovebirds" slept in different rooms for the majority of the filming.
In happier times, Kim had requested that their bathroom be outfitted with K&K monogrammed towels. But in a climatic moment in the promo, Kim stands outside of the bathroom, throwing Kris's clothes in a heap on the floor while Kris laments "You're going to end up throwing out everything I own!"
It seems like the writing was on the wall. Just 10 days before Kim announced their split, Kris fueled even more divorce rumors by being photographed carrying boxes out of the hotel, sans wedding ring. And we guess all good things must come to an end...