by Gina Serpe | Mon., Oct. 31, 2011 12:47 PM
The fairy-tale romance is over.
So how did this couple go from being in love to being on the outs? Here's a timeline of the way they were:
December 2010: Kim first steps out with Kris, days after splitting from Halle Berry's ex Gabriel Aubrey. She later recalled how they met on the Tonight Show, telling Jay Leno, "We met at a basketball game in New Jersey, and I saw him and thought he was cute, and I told my friend, who was sitting next to me.
"I feel so pathetic! I saw him and I was like, 'Oh my God, this guy running in front of me is so cute,' and my friend was like, 'Oh, I know his friend,' and so they kind of set us up on this group dinner…and I thought, 'Why not?'"
Early January 2011: Just a few weeks after going public with Humphries, Kim meets the parents, flying out to a Minnesota Timberwolves game to cheer on her beau alongside Kris' sister, Kaela, and his parents. They later shared dinner together, and Humphries' rep said at the time, "Yes, they met and it was a wonderful meeting."
January 2011: Babies on the brain? Kim tweets a photo of Kris as a child, with the caption, "I want my son to look like this!"
Feb. 5, 2011: Kim helps Kris celebrate his 26th birthday with a surprise birthday dinner in NYC with his parents.
March 2011: Kim denies rumors that she and Kris are already engaged.
April 2011: Kim tells E! News that moving to New York (Kris plays for the New Jersey Nets, remember) is the "obvious" next step, but plays coy about any permanent plans. "We're doing good!" she said of her relationship. "I am very happy where I'm at...But as of right now, no marriage, nothing like that. We're happy."
Early May 2011: Just a week before Kris proposes (and two weeks before the world learns of the engagement), Kim again addresses rumors of an impending engagement. "I'm like, 'Seriously?'" she told E! News. "We laugh so hard. I mean, I guess it's flattering that they want us to get married instead of break up, so I don't know."
May 18, 2011: Humphries gets down on bended knee and pops the question to his girlfriend of roughly six months, asking for her hand in marriage with rose petals spelling out the question, "Will you marry me?" She, of course, accepts.
May 25, 2011: The couple announces their engagement to the world. "OMGGGGGG!!!!!!!" Kim blogged. "It's true! I couldn't be happier! Thank you guys for all the sweet messages!!! I finally found my missing puzzle piece, I'm complete." Kris sealed the deal with a $2 million, 20.5-carat diamond ring.
May 27, 2011: The couple makes their post-engagement public debut in Monte Carlo, where they attended the Amber Fashion Show, with both looking positively radiant.
June 1, 2011: It doesn't take long for the couple's first bout of pregnancy rumors to pop up in the tabloids, which are quickly denied.
June 8, 2011: Just as quickly as bumpwatch pops up, the couple faces their first allegations of infidelity, though the blushing bride-to-be isn't having any of it and threatens to sue over an In Touch story claiming she stepped out with NFL star Bret Lockett during her courtship with Humphries.(Lockett later admitted he'd never even met Kim.)
June 8, 2011: A source confirmed to E! News that the couple was putting the finishing touches on their prenuptial agreement.
June 14, 2011: The couple's wedding registry reveals the superstars set their sights on items from the super-posh Gearys of Beverly Hills.
June 30, 2011: Speculation that her wedding day is drawing nearer begins as Kim, Khloé Kardashian Odom, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner are spotted at the Vera Wang boutique, chatting with the designer herself. (Spoiler alert: the rumors prove true!)
June 2011: Khloé throws Kim and Kris an engagement party at her and Lamar Odom's L.A. home. Among the guests were pals Lala Vasquez, Brittny Gastineau and Jordan Farmar, Lamar's Lakers teammate and the man who reportedly introduced Kim and Kris.
July 4, 2011: Kim and Kris spend the patriotic holiday in Humphries' hometown of Minnetonka, Minn., along with all of Kris' family and friends.
July 24, 2011: The couple's his 'n hers bachelor and bachelorette parties turned into hers 'n hers parties, as Kim crashed Kris' Sin City extravaganza.
July 24, 2011: Before she headed to Las Vegas to say goodbye to her singlehood, Kim was the guest of honor at a bridal shower in L.A. that very afternoon thrown by mom Kris at her home. Demi Lovato, Serena Williams and Mel B were among those in attendance. (Check it out!)
Aug. 19, 2011: The Kardashians converge for an intimate rehearsal dinner at Scarpetta, inside the Montage Beverly Hills, before heading up to Montecito for the big day.
Aug. 20, 2011: They do! Before walking down the aisle, Kris sends out his last tweet as a single man: "This is it!" They tie the knot at a private estate in surrounded by family and friends, including Brody Jenner, Avril Lavigne, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough, Kathie Lee Gifford, Mel B, Mario Lopez, George Lopez, Serena Williams and more.
Aug. 21, 2011: Kim is clearly enjoying her first day as a newlywed, tweeting out, "God is good!!!!!"
Aug, 29, 2011: Trouble in paradise? Tongues start wagging when Kim shows up at the MTV VMAs just days after her wedding without hubby Kris. However, reps quickly put minds at ease, by explaining that Kris was simply back home in Minnesota packing up for his big move to New York.
Sept. 14, 2011: Now it's Kris' turn to make the (almost) solo rounds, turning up with not quite brother-in-law Scott Disick at New York Fashion Week.
Sept. 20, 2011: Oops. Kim lets slip that Kris failed to remember their one-month anniversary.
Sept. 27, 2011: Trouble in paradise? The tabloids go into overdrive when Kim and Kris are both spotted without their wedding bands, though the stars quickly deny rumors of a rift and claim that they simply do not wear jewelry while going to and from the gym—where most of the ringless shots were taken.
Oct. 4, 2011: While appearing together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the couple again derides the tabloid gossip and Kim says that if she could do one thing differently, she'd choose to elope. The couple then staged a mock renewal of their vows.
Oct. 13, 2011: Once again traveling without her hubby, Kim (accompanied by mom Kris) touches down in Dubai before embarking on some promotional appearances around the city.
Oct. 18, 2011: Everything certainly seemed to be just fine for the newlyweds, as Kim told E! News that they were still planning on splitting their time together between Miami, Minnesota and L.A., saying, "We'll figure it out." She also revealed her thoughts on married life, saying, "The best thing about married life is, you have a built-in best friend." The worst? "The messy piles of clothes everywhere! I'm such a neat freak!" However, she praised her hubby, "He is just so funny and makes me laugh all of the time."
Oct. 21, 2011: Kim turned 31 and spent the day not with hubby Kris, but rather with sisters Kourtney and nephew Mason at New York's Natural History Museum. However, that night they were back together, partying at The Derby along with the Kardashian clan. The festivities continued throughout the weekend, when they partied at the Marquee nightclub in Las Vegas.
Oct. 26, 2011: A once-again solo Kim gets her Halloween on, dressing up as a witch at the X Factor viewing party.
Oct. 30, 2011: Kim continues her social life—again without Kris—as she dresses up like Poison Ivy and hosts a costume bash at Lavo in New York City.
"After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage," she told E! News in a statement. "I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best."
Kris, meanwhile, immediately released a statement of his own: "I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce," he said. "I'm committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work."
A source tells E! News that despite the divorce filing, Kim plans on departing as planned to Australia later tonight, where she's due to promote the Kardashian Kollection line of handbags with sister Khloé.
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