When it comes to being the spouse of a celebrity, few rides match the craziness of the marriage-go-round that comes with getting hitched to Kim Kardashian. That’s definitely been the case for Damon Thomas, who was Kim’s first husband.
The brand of craziness Thomas experienced has been overshadowed by the antics of Kanye West, but Thomas definitely has an interesting story to tell.
Thomas is a music producer, and he married Kim in 2000, which is practically ancient history now when it comes to the saga of the Kardashian clan. The marriage lasted until 2004, which is now considered a relative eternity for a formal Kardashian union.
Kim has since revealed that Thomas was high on ecstasy when they said their vows at the altar, and that her second experience with the drug led to her making a sex tape with singer Ray-J.
Thomas was 29 when they got married, and Kim was just 19. She described him as very controlling, adding that he got her to drop out of college, quit her job and get plastic surgery.
He was “generous” enough to pay for her liposuction and a grand worth of other cosmetic procedures, however, and it’s hardly surprising that Kim claims that physical abuse was involved as well.
Most of this rates as part of the course on the Kardashian drama scale, of course, but Thomas’s story is just as intriguing, if not more so. He’s been revealing his side of the “he said, she said” drama in some recent interviews.
Thomas claims he was the one who initiated the divorce, and that Kim cheated on him with multiple men. He also claims that Kim is simply obsessed with fame and has no talent whatsoever, which isn’t exactly a revelation to anyone who’s followed the peculiar evolution of the Kardashians.
Unlike most men who have gotten involved with a Kardashian gal, Thomas seems to be none the worse for wear when it comes to his career and overall life path. He’s still a music producer working with a number of successful rap artists and groups, and his net worth is listed as $1 million.
Thomas and his group, The Underdogs, won the Black Reel Awards for best original score in 2006 for the hit movie “Dreamgirls.” In 2012, The Underdogs copped another major Black Reels Award for “Living Proof,” a song they penned for Mary J. Blige for yet another hit movie, “The Help.”
Thomas has formed his own record company, Thomas Krown Records, and he’s very much active as a producer, posting pictures of himself, his artists, and his activities in the studio.
But Thomas, who is from California, has apparently learned some things from his brief marital dalliance with Kim when it comes to post-Kardashian privacy.
He doesn’t post pics of his other half anymore, and he seems to have drawn a clear line in the sand when it comes to his private life versus his public persona.
It’s probably a solid lesson for anyone who dives into the romantic or sexual waters with a Kardashian, and Thomas seems to have taken that lesson to heart in the best way possible.