News: Kanye West's 97 Year-Old Grandpa Won't Attend KimYe Wedding, References Failed Kris Humphries Marriage
Monday, Feb 25, 2013 2:05PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West may have to contact a wedding planner if he ever puts a ring on girlfriend Kim Kardashian's finger as his 97 year-old grandfather has vowed to not watch them tie the knot.
While Portwood Williams thinks highly of Kim K, he is also familiar with how her marriage to estranged husband Kris Humphries turned out.
"She is beautiful -- and she's just as sweet as she is beautiful -- and that's what I liked about her!" said Portwood Williams Sr., the wizened-but-wise grandad who has long been a tower of strength for West. "She was just down to earth, she's rich, and those kinds of people, they've got everything," added Williams, a veteran of Oklahoma's civil rights sit-ins of the 1950s who helped desegregate lunch counters. Williams knows all about long-term nuptials -- his own marriage lasted 72 years, until the death of wife Lucille five years ago. And he knows all about short-term unions -- like the 72 days Kim spent with NBA star Kris Humphries before filing for divorce. "They didn't make it," he joked. (New York Daily News)
Mr. Williams also said he has no plans on watching KimYe wed due to the frequency of couples divorcing these days.
That pessimistic view of modern marriage led him to conclude -- after five hours in which Kim charmed him last autumn -- that the pair should be in no rush to tie the proverbial knot. "Maybe they could have a successful marriage, but I'm not going to spend time worrying if they're going to make it or not," Williams said. But if Kayne ever gets around to popping the question, would he go? "No, I don't do weddings," he quipped. "I don't like weddings... You spend a lot of money, then in a few weeks, you're separated!" (New York Daily News)
Coincidentally, Ye's ex-girlfriend Brooke Crittendon recently said she does not see KimYe lasting long as a couple.
"For Kanye, what other person besides Kim Kardashian is there? There's Halle Berry, J-Lo and Beyonce but they are all taken. She fits into his brand. Part of being untouchable is having what other people want. It's about saying, 'Everybody wants her and she wants me'. That makes sense in Kanye's world. I know he has had a thing with her for a while. I'm sure he watched her tape. After we broke up, we caught up as friends and he mentioned her, I knew something was there. In Hollywood, you cannot say 'forever'. Them being together satisfies them for now. Having a baby ticks a box. She wanted kids and it's his legacy." (The Sun)
According to weekend reports, Kanye and Kim will welcome in a daughter this July.
Start buying little leather dresses! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West just found out they're expecting a baby girl, a source close to the pregnant reality star tells Us Weekly exclusively. "They're over the moon!" a source close to the first-time parents-to-be tells Us. "Kanye always wanted a girl." Kardashian, 32, and West, 35, began dating in April 2012 and announced they were expecting on Dec. 30. The couple's daughter, due in July, will no doubt be very well dressed. "If anyone knows Kanye, they just know how into fashion he is, and I think he's going to have things specially made," Kim said of the rapper and fashion designer on Jimmy Kimmel Live in January. "So I don't think hand-me-downs are going to work." (Us Magazine)