Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have their hands full planning a summer wedding, but the costs associated might be taken care of.
A new report from RadarOnline.com claims that E!, home of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and the family’s various spin-off shows, will pick up the tab and turn the event into a reality show special.
“Kim persuaded Kanye to let the cameras roll because E! will pick up most of the cost of the wedding and it’s a lot easier for a network to deal with logistics of a foreign wedding than if it were just the two of them planning it,” a source told Radar. Adding, “Even though Kim’s marriage to Kris [Humphries] was a disaster, she was very happy with how the wedding and reception turned out.”
Kardashian and Humphries’ 2011 wedding allegedly cost as much as $10 million. But the reality star wound up getting tons of freebies in exchange for promotion and a lucrative deal with E! for the “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” special. She nabbed an additional $1.5 million for her wedding photos from People magazine, The Hollywood Reporter noted.
“If they choose to film the wedding, it will be filmed by them, not a TV crew. And they’d sell it to a network,” an insider told the magazine.
Footage from their engagement will air on Season 9 of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which premiered earlier this month. West was the one who made sure cameras were there to film the proposal because he knew his bride-to-be would want to capture the moment.
A representative for E! could not be immediately reached for comment.