kanye-west-grandfather-516x340Reports Sohh:

While Portwood Williams thinks highly of Kim K, he is also familiar with how her marriage to estranged husband Kris Humphries turned out.

“She is beautiful — and she’s just as sweet as she is beautiful — and that’s what I liked about her!” said Portwood Williams Sr., the wizened-but-wise grandad who has long been a tower of strength for West. “She was just down to earth, she’s rich, and those kinds of people, they’ve got everything,” added Williams, a veteran of Oklahoma’s civil rights sit-ins of the 1950s who helped desegregate lunch counters. Williams knows all about long-term nuptials — his own marriage lasted 72 years, until the death of wife Lucille five years ago. And he knows all about short-term unions — like the 72 days Kim spent with NBA star Kris Humphries before filing for divorce. “They didn’t make it,” he joked. (New York Daily News)

Mr. Williams also said he has no plans on watching KimYe wed due to the frequency of couples divorcing these days.

That pessimistic view of modern marriage led him to conclude — after five hours in which Kim charmed him last autumn — that the pair should be in no rush to tie the proverbial knot. “Maybe they could have a successful marriage, but I’m not going to spend time worrying if they’re going to make it or not,” Williams said. But if Kayne ever gets around to popping the question, would he go? “No, I don’t do weddings,” he quipped. “I don’t like weddings… You spend a lot of money, then in a few weeks, you’re separated!” (New York Daily News)

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