Kris Humphries: Meet Kim Kardashian's New Mystery Man
Kim Kardashian may have just dumped boyfriend and Canadian supermodel Gabriel Aubry, but she hasn't wasted any time getting back in the dating game...
And back into the sports world!
Kim was recently spotted holding hands with New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries in Hoboken, New Jersey, and rumors have been swirling ever since.
So who exactly is Kris Humphries?
And why is Kim dating someone with the same name as her mother?
Read on for all the latest.
Kris Humphries is a power forward for the New Jersey Nets (so you know he's good!), and he was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Even though Humphries now plays in the NBA, his first sport was swimming. Humphries was the top 10-year-old in six different swimming events, and as for other events...
He was second only to Michael Phelps.
As he got older, he decided to give up swimming to focus on basketball, and as a senior in high school, he accepted a scholarship at Duke University.
However, Kris' father was a football player at the University of Minnesota, and Kris decided to follow in his father's footsteps.
In 2004, Humphries was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and he went on to be drafted No. 14 overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz.
Humphries has since played for the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks, and this is his first season with the Nets.
Kim Kardashian hasn't exactly had the best luck when it comes to getting guys to commit, and she is starting to near "cougar" status.
In an interview with People Magazine, Kim opened up about her love life and explained that she never thought she would be one of those women always focused on her career.
"Is it weird that I'm now the single one? It's definitely a change for me," she admits. "I have always been the one in a relationship. I like that role, I want that best friend partnership."
The problem here is that Kim has yet to find that partner.
Let's take a look at the men she has dated in the past...
Many of may have may have forgotten that Kim Kardashian was actually somebody's wife!
That's right. In 2000, Kim married record producer Damon Thomas, but the two divorced in 2004.
And after looking at this picture, I can't say I blame the girl!
Shortly after her divorce, Kim stuck to the the music industry for new dating prospects, and she found one in R&B singer Brandy's little brother.
Apparently, Ray J claims to have a music career of his own, but I have yet to find any actual proof.
While dating Ray J, a sex tape featuring the couple was "leaked" to the public, and the two broke up in 2007 after Kim decided to make a serious upgrade...
While dating Ray J, I think that Kim Kardashian woke up one day and walked to the bathroom to brush her teeth. Then, when she looked in the mirror, she had an epiphany...
"Wait a minute...I'm HOT!"
And that is when something I like to call the "Reggie Bush Era" began.
Once Kim Kardashian realized that she could do better than someone who looked like a five-foot version of Shrek after a year of Jenny Craig, she set her sights on quite possibly the most attractive human being on the planet.
She dated this New Orleans Saints running back off and on until finally calling it quits in March of this year.
(Note: Dear Reggie Bush, if you ever read this, I just want to let you know that I am single.)
After her split from Reggie, Kim started dating another NFL player Miles Austin, but that didn't last long.
The two broke up in September of this year.
On to the next one, right Kim?
Now, neither Kim nor Cristiano have ever confirmed this hookup rumor, but if it gives me an excuse to put a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in a slideshow, I'm in!
Two months ago, Kim was linked to Halle Berry's ex (and baby daddy) Gabriel Aubry, but apparently Kim wasn't feeling it.
I could have told her this was a mistake from the beginning for two reasons:
1. He's a male model.
2. He's Canadian.
Even though Kris Humphries is no model, I am willing to bet that he is way cooler than this Gabriel character.
Who would you rather hang out with?
Some pretty boy with a French-Canadian accent?
Or a basketball player from Minnesota?
You know, Kris Humphries may not have that "Tom Brady Hair" thing going on like Gabriel Aubry, but he's still pretty hot.
Since Kim seems to have mastered the art of serial dating, it won't be long until she is looking for another new boyfriend.
And since she doesn't seem to mind dating younger men, I think I have just the one:
Why should Kim channel her inner cougar and go after this college football stud?
Have you seen Cameron Newton?