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We all know that reality TV isn't exactly real, but it's still a shock to learn which big moments were faked for the camera. A Keeping Up with the Kardashians producer was deposed last month in Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' divorce trial, and he testified that some major milestones in the wedding and divorce were totally staged. Does this bolster Kris's case that the entire marriage was a fraud?
The big reveal is that Kris's proposal was re-shot, because Kim didn't like the way her face looked when he first popped the question.
"She came in and she was completely surprised, and I think she had a bad reaction or something and she was embarrassed," the producer said in his deposition, which was obtained by Life & Style. "So she said can we just, like, have me come back in one more time and be, like, really surprised? Because she had no idea it was going to happen."
So to recap: Kim was so surprised by the proposal that she forgot to look surprised, so she made them re-do the whole thing in order to appear more authentic. It is a weird, backwards world the Kardashians live in.
Here's the proposal scene, as it aired on E!:
Other revelations from the producer's testimony: Kim sometimes uses a tear stick to cry on the show; Kim confessed her "marriage struggles" to Kris Jenner on camera after she'd already filed for divorce; and a fight between Kris and Kim, about a party he threw while she was "out of town," was staged to create drama (she was actually still in the hotel when the party took place).
Kim is reportedly furious at her estranged husband's legal team, believing that they leaked the court documents to make her look bad. Admittedly, they don't make her look great. And yet we're not sure the deposition actually helps Kris Humphries' case.
Think about it: Kris is trying to get the marriage annulled on the grounds that it was a fraud perpetrated by Kim. What the producer has revealed here is that the Kardashians' entire lives are kind of fake, and that Humphries willingly participated in creating those made-for-TV moments. If he was honestly worried about the marriage not being real, he should have called it off the moment Kim demanded to re-shoot his proposal.
As a Kardashian pal told Page Six, "This is normal operating procedure on any reality show. None of this shows fraud, which is what Kris is trying to prove. His entire case is based on the premise that he is the stupidest person on the planet.”
Kim herself is scheduled to be deposed in two weeks, and if the case isn't resolved by May 6, we're in for a heck of a trial.