*Plans for the May 24th wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Paris were briefly thrown in disarray after the couple recently learned of a French law requiring a 40-day residency for any couple planning to get married on their soil.
According to Radar Online, various statutes in France call for at least one of the parties has to have resided in France for at least 40 days prior to the wedding. Radar reviewed the law with the French Embassy in Washington D.C. who advised: “All marriages must be performed by a French civil authority before any religious ceremony takes place. The mayor can authorize the deputy mayor or a city councilor to perform the ceremony in the town in which one of the parties to be married has resided for at least 40 days preceding the marriage. These requirements can not be waived.”
A Kardashian source confirmed: “Kim and Kanye were unaware until recently that France required a residency requirement prior to the marriage. Kanye has an apartment in Paris, but he doesn’t live there full-time.”
This could explain the sudden and unexpected change to West’s Yeezus world tour, according to Radar. Last week, the rapper announced he would be postponing his planned Australian tour — which had originally been scheduled for the weeks before the May 24 event — until the fall.
West claimed he made the switch to give himself more time to work on his upcoming studio album, due later this year.
French law further dictates that there be TWO wedding ceremonies.
“The religious ceremony has to be performed after the civil ceremony (never before). The minister, priest or rabbi will require a certificate of civil marriage before any religious ceremony takes place,” the French Embassy also said.
According to Radar, Kimye’s French marriage will be legally recognized in the United States.