Crushable Quotable: Recent Divorcee Olivia Wilde Defends Kim Kardashian’s Public Divorce

Whereas the majority of us can’t help but believe that Kim Kardashian‘s divorce from Kris Humphries – coming only 72 days after their lavish, televised I-dos — is all part of a bigger moneymaking scheme, actress Olivia Wilde is taking it seriously. Even more, she’s on Kim’s side.

At an afterparty for the new film Another Happy Day, she told the New York Post’s Page Six,

I empathize. It’s not easy. It’s the hardest thing in the world. People judge you because divorce is seen as failure. [Kim] took a risk. No one should be attacking her. Our attention should be focused on things that are truly scandalous.

The relevant piece of information here is that Olivia herself just came off a divorce, though the details make it sound like it was the opposite of Kim’s situation. She met Tao Ruspoli when she was just 18, on a bus at Burning Man, and they were soon married. When she actually announced her divorce more than six months ago, the overwhelming reaction was, “She’s married?” She had always been so low-key about the relationship that it took her fans, casual and diehard, by surprise.

And even though Kim insists that her love for Kris was real and she just got in over her head, her excuse that it’s part of their family to televise every event — that they did it out of familiarity as opposed to the $17 million profit — is a weak one. So it’s good that she has someone as coolheaded as Olivia in her corner, but it doesn’t quite sway our opinions.

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