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Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries' Pastor Speaks Out: I Want To Stop Their Divorce!

Mon, October 31, 2011 2:43pm EDT by Chloe Melas 2 Comments
Kim Kardashian spoke with Kris’ childhood pastor Joel Johnson, who married Kim and Kris during their lavish Aug. 20 ceremony and he was shocked to hear the news of the divorce and is begging Kim to reconsider!

The only people who really knew what Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries‘ marriage was like was their family and Pastor Joel Johnson. spoke with Pastor Joel just moments after the news broke that Kim had filed for divorce at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Oct. 31 and this is what he had to say!

“I’m sad to hear this,” Pastor Joel tells “Why would Kim do this? I would love to connect with Kim and try to pull the reigns back and redirect this energy in a more redemptive way.”

Pastor Joel went on to tell us that although he received the invitation to officiate Kim and Kris’ wedding just one month before the ceremony, the wedding was “real” and “legal.”

“It’s a legal marriage,” Pastor Joel says. “They’re in covenant and you just don’t give away covenant.”

But Pastor Joel did reveal that in the one hour he spent with Kim before the big day, he had a shocking revelation.

“I asked for a meeting with Kim and Kris beforehand and we covered what we could in that one meeting,” he told “I asked if they had gone through premarital counseling and they had not because of their circumstances but they agreed to post marriage counseling. I was very impressed with Kim in that.”

So what was that time like spent with Kim and Kris at Kris’ Minnesota home?

“It was a meaningful conversation,” Pastor Joel says. “I’ve known Kris a long time and gone into some deep places with him. I felt really good about the meeting. I felt what I experienced was genuine. I feel for both of them. I think two of the hardest things to deal with are wealth and fame and they have both. I knew it would be a challenging one for them. So many people condemned the wedding before it happened saying it wouldn’t last. But when I spoke to Kris, I knew where his heart was and I said I wanted to meet Kim personally. I was totally impressed with Kim.”

— Chloe Melas

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