Kim Kardashian Wedding Performer Dave Koz Expresses Doubt Over Event's 'Authenticity'
The Grammy-nominated musician, who played at the August nuptials, says there was something inauthentic about the affair.
In light of the divorce filing just 72 days after marrying Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian’s wedding has definitely come under scrutiny. But now, one of the performers at the event is saying he felt something was definitely wrong at the nuptials.
"Honestly, in retrospect, I've got to admit it didn't feel right," Grammy nominated saxaphone player, Dave Koz, tells the Corpus Christi Caller Times.
Koz was at the highly publicized Santa Barbara event in August, which eventually aired on a two-part special on E! in early-October. He performed his song, "Know You By Heart” and "Here Comes The Bride" as the wedding party walked down the aisle.
"I've played a lot of weddings,” he recalls. “Of course, this is a television show. But it felt like it was scene from a wedding, like a movie and not an actual wedding, if that makes sense. Who knows whether they were in love or not, but it just didn't seem to have authenticity in that moment for me."
Funk group Earth, Wind and Fire and singer Robin Thicke also performed at the event. The E! two-part special attracted more than eight million viewers combined over the two nights.
Kardashian’s quickie divorce caused many to rehash accusations that the wedding was a hoax and placed the entire Kardashian family in the spotlight as they defended the earnestness of the relationship.
Kim couldn’t escape the scrutiny during an unfortunately timed business trip to Australia the same week she filed for divorce and cut the trip short. She soon traveled to Atlanta to shoot her scenes for the Tyler Perry movie, The Marriage Counselor.