Left: Kim Kardashian | Dimitrios Kamburis/ for Tiffany & Co., Right: Damon Thomas | Frazer Harrison/
Kim Kardashian has been at the center for not only one, but two high-level marriages. She tied the knot with Kris Humphries in 2011 at a sumptuous $6 million wedding, but their marriage lasted a huge 72 day period. Today, Kardashian is married to Kanye West, with whom she married in 2014 and has since had three children, including North, Saint and Chicago.
But what most people don’t know is that Kardashian was married once before Humphries or West. In 2000, before his reality television days, Kardashian fled with a man named Damon Thomas. She was only 19 years old at the time, and in 2004 they were officially divorced.
Considering that Kardashian was not fame at the time that she is now, few really know who her first husband was. Here’s everything we know about Thomas, from his career to the dark reasons why he and Kardashian divorced.
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He’s a music producer
Kardashian’s first husband has a career as a Grammy-named musical producer. According to The Sun, he and Harvey Mason Jr. form the pop production group The Underdogs. Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Pink and Lionel Richie are just a few of the artists they have worked over the years.
They have also produced music for films such as Dreamgirls (2006), The Help (2011) and even Pitch Perfect (2012).
Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas | Kevin Winter/
He is 10 years older than Kardashian
Kardashian may be only 19 years old when she married, but Thomas was 29 years old at the time. He is 48 years old and is the father of Dimas Thomas, 12 years old, whom he shares with his ex, Sarai Torres.
It wascontrol of Kardashian
According to the divorce papers of the ex-couple, Thomas was an extremely controlling husband. Kardashian revealed: “Damon decided what we would do and when we would. He was very well the “king of the castle”.”
He would have even left Kardashian as a saleswoman and leave college. “He said he didn’t want me to be in touch. with my old friends who would be able to join me at the clothing store,” she recalls.
Apparently, Thomas is the reason why Kardashian began to undergo plastic surgery in the first place. He put pressure on her to get a liposuction to make her “perfect”, and even paid the procedure of $3,650. In addition, he pushed her to get another $1,000 in surgery.
Kim Kardashian | Scott Barbur/
He always kept an eye on her
Thomas wasn’t just paranoid about Kardashian at work.He felt the need to keep an eye on her no matter where she went. “Damon told me not to leave the house unless I told her when and where I was going,” she explains. “If Damon wasn’t home, I had to call her and ask permission to leave the house.”
“ For example, it did not allow me to go to the mall alone or with friends. He told me he didn’t want men to have the opportunity to “hit me.”
He was allegedly physically violent
Thomas’s behavior wasn’t even the worst. According to the Daily Mail, “Thomas struck her in the face, slammed her against walls and threw her through the room, leaving her bruised and beaten.”
Even after their separation in 2003, Thomas continued this abusive behaviour. Kardashian recalled that when he recovered items from their house, “he came to me and slammed me against the wall of the closet.”
family Kardashian and Jenner | Frazer Harrison/ for Cosmopolitan
He tried to be between Kardashian and his family
Thomas even tried to keep Kardashian away from his family in trying to wash his brain thinking that his mother and sisters were “bad”.
The Daily Mail reported: “He reportedly showed naked photos of one of Kim’s sisters to his father the “prostitutes” of his siblings.
He claims that it was he who broke the marriage
Thomas has since tried to repair his reputation and denied all the charges against him. He claims that Kardashian invented these allegations to get “a lot of money” from him. Thomas not only accuses Kardashian of deceiving him, but he claims that it was he who broke the marriage.
He even went to In Touch magazine to publicly criticize his ex-wife. “Kim is obsessed with fame,” he said. “She can’t write ouchanting or dance, so she does harmful things to validate herself in the media. It’s a fame-prostitute.”