NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are ready to walk down the aisle.
The 30-year-old reality star and 26-year-old New Jersey Nets forward will be married Saturday evening in the exclusive Montecito area near Santa Barbara, Calif., in a ceremony that will be televised as a two-part special on E! in October.
It will be the first marriage for Humphries and the second for Kardashian, who was married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004.
After six months of dating, the two announced their engagement in May.
Kim Kardashian told People that she was in “shock” when she entered her Beverly Hills, Calif., home and found Humphries on bended knee with “will you marry me” spelled out in rose petals and a 20.5-carat ring.
“I didn’t expect this at all,” Kardashian told the magazine. “I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.”
Since the couple’s engagement, the pending nuptials have provided constant fodder for entertainment media and the Kardashians themselves, who have posted updates about the wedding on their various blogs and websites.
The exact location of the ceremony has been kept secret, but everything else about the extravaganza from the dress designer, the cake maker, the stationer to the gift registry and the Kardashian-brand perfume, has been touted endlessly by the family and its fans.
So what attracted Kardashian to her husband-to-be?
“He’s the most genuine person,” she said. “He’s really supportive and he has his own stuff going on, too.”
Humphries is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. So Nets fans, there’s no promise that Kardashian will be courtside come September 2012 when the club plays their first game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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