dinsdag 9 augustus 2011

Meet Kim Kardashian's Groom! 10 Things You Gotta Know About Kris Humphries

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Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian
We all know tons about Kim Kardashian thanks to her E! reality show, blog and Twitter, but what do we know about the guy she's marrying a week from Saturday?
Of course it's common knowledge he's an NBA basketballer for the New Jersey Nets and that's he's really tall (6'9" to be exact!). But there's more to him than meets the eye.
Read on to discover 10 fun facts about Kim's future hubby:
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1. Swimming Used to Be His Big Sport. He's known for his moves on the court these days, but Kris first achieved major sports success in the pool. He broke national records and even competed against future Olympian Michael Phelps, but gave up swimming at age 12 to pursue basketball instead. Looks like that worked out pretty well for him!

2. He Ditched College to Play in the NBA. While attending his dad's alma mater, the University of Minnesota, Kris left after freshman year when he was drafted by the Utah Jazz to play professional basketball.

3. Giving Back is Important. In addition to regularly attending charity events, he has his very own philanthropic effort, The Kris Humphries Foundation, which focuses on providing support and resources to disadvantaged youth. Kris and his charity conduct basketball and educational clinics with the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club of New Jersey and Minnesota to teach kids about healthy eating and staying active.

4. The Letter 'K' Runs in His Family, Too. Just like the Kardashians! Kris has two older sisters named Kaela and Krystal. What do you think the odds are that he and Kim will have K-named babies?

5. He's Got Eclectic Musical Tastes. The athlete favors old-school music as well as current popular stuff. "Right now on my iPod, I like a little Marvin Gaye, a little Earth, Wind and Fire. But I also like Lil Wayne. I'm diverse in my music," he said recently.

6. Kris Loves to Make a Big Splash. Mr. Humphries' favorite way to relax is boating and spending time on the water. During the nearlyweds 4th of July trip to Lake Minnetonka, Kim showed off her Jet Ski skills, earning props from her fiance.

7. He Hasn't Played Hoops With Lamar Odom...Yet. Kris has yet to play a pick-up game with Khloé's hubby. "I've been competing against him for years and he's a cool dude," Kris said, "It's been kind of a slow process but everything happens in time. We haven't played basketball with each other yet. Maybe someone will be there to capture that moment." Like E! camera crews, perhaps? Ya think?

8. He's Got a Good Body. Don't believe us? Check out this shirtless photo shoot he did for GQ in June. As if Kim would really pick a guy who wasn't ripped, right?

9. He's an Animal Lover. Kris owns two small dogs, a Yorkshire terrier named Gizmo and a miniature pinscher named Brodi. Hopefully, they'll play nicely with Kim's boxer pup Rocky, who she got from her ex Reggie Bush.

10. He Threw Down Some Serious Bucks for Her Bling. Kris makes $3.2 million a year under contract with the New Jersey Nets, and Kim's 20.5 karat engagement ring cost a cool $2 million bucks. What a generous guy!

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