If you remember correctly, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding was a tacky, expensive, nouveau riche catastrophe that included headless statues, a groom sawing up the bar, a huge gold toilet tower and lots and lots of money. After the wedding, Kim and Kanye left North West with Kris Jenner or somebody (they don’t know who) and jetted off to Ireland where they had the most boring honeymoon in the world. Kanye later admitted that they spent the first four days of their honeymoon Photoshopping their wedding photos. So… yeah, that’s pretty boring as honeymoons go. And now here’s an added wrinkle: as it turns out, Kim refused to pay for the boring Irish honeymoon. Like, completely. She had her credit card refuse payment:
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West splashed out on a golden toilet tower, headless nude statues, and more for their over-the-top Italian wedding in May. But RadarOnline.com has learned that they weren’t as flashy with their cash when the whole world wasn’t watching. According to an insider, they refused to pay a $20,000 bill for their Irish honeymoon stay!
Kardashian and West checked into the family-run Castle Oliver complex in Limerick, Ireland, after their Italian nuptials, but their wedded bliss at the property was short-lived. According to a source, they packed up after dinner complaining the castle was “too big” and that cellphone reception was dismal, checking in to the Ballyfin House in Co Laois instead.
But according to hotel insiders, the hotel had already ordered countless items to satisfy their over-the-top demands, and when Kimye reversed the deposit on their American Express card, the hotel staff were left on the hook for thousands!
“Everyone is shocked to say the least,” an insider said. “The castle is out a fortune on their honeymoon. It is absolutely awful. They made all these requests ahead of their visit, for certain foods, champagnes, thousands in flowers, candelabras everywhere. The hotel brought in everything they requested, and there were dozens of items. But then they took back all the money they had paid for them!”
The issue, the source said, is that black Amex owner Kardashian used a “high-level credit card” to pay for the venues and extras, and it “allows them to get it all refunded back at any time,” says the source.
Now, “everyone involved in making their honeymoon perfect at Castle Oliver has been completely burned,” said the source. “We’re not just talking about the hotel, but providers from all around the local area who gave their services and time in good faith that Kim and Kanye would pay them. But they won’t get their money back.”
Even worse the source claims, “A member of staff based in the United States was fired for booking them into the venue.”
“It’s insane!” the source continued. “We’re talking about one of the richest couples in the entertainment business refusing to pay the bill for their honeymoon. It would have been a dream honeymoon for anyone else in the world, and they should just have the decency to pay their bill.”
Wow, that’s rough. And seriously… it’s just $20,000? I mean, I could easily live on $20,000 for about 10 months, so it’s good to put this all in perspective – but $20,000 is a very small drop in the bucket when compared to how much that gross wedding cost. I guess Kim paid for the honeymoon herself? And when it wasn’t up to her specifications, she refused payment? To play devil’s advocate, I’ve had those kinds of fights with service providers too, like being charged full price when I only received half-assed service. I dispute charges that I think are unfair or unwarranted as well. And if Kim and Kanye didn’t even stay at the castle for more than a night or two, why should they have to pay the full price? Still, that’s not what Kim has done here – she’s refused to pay ANYTHING and it seems like the castle’s staff went out of their way to met her demands.
PS… We’ll talk more about the Kanye West nonsense in London in a separate post. No threadjacking!
Photos courtesy of WENN, Kim’s Instagram.