They tied the knot just two months ago, but speculation is already running rampant that the marriage between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries is on the rocks -- and although Kim admits there's been tension, she seems to think what they're experiencing is only natural given the circumstances.
"It's not been ideal because you're newlyweds and you want privacy," Kim told People while celebrating her 31st birthday in Las Vegas with her family and hubby. Alone time is something the couple's packed schedule has hardly allowed for since their wedding. Living in a New York hotel suite while filming "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," the newlyweds shared the intimate space with Kourtney, her boyfriend and their 22-month-old son Mason. Sharing a hotel room with family, including a toddler, is hardly an "ideal" honeymoon for anyone, even a family as close-knit as the Kardashians.
"It's a tough crowd," Khloe said, speaking of her own family. "I think it's just a lot of transition [for him]."
Khloe, however, remains confident the two can overcome the rough start. "It's a work in progress," she says of her older sister's marriage. "I really think he's a nice guy, and he loves her."
Kim's mother Kris Jenner seems to think the marital tension is purely work-related. "They're going two separate directions (with work)," Kris told People. "They'll figure it out as soon as they get back."
"We have to find our home base," admitted Kim, echoing her mother's sentiment. Currently, the couple is back in Los Angeles, where they have appeared several times on "Dancing With the Stars" to support Kim's younger brother Rob during the competition.
Even that brief on-camera appearance fueled negative rumors, however. Us Weekly described the two as "showing not one iota of affection" to each other during the show. Then again, some couples shy away from PDA: it's not like the two people have to be constantly touching each other to show their love.
-- Joseph Brannigan Lynch
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