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Kim Kardashian is said to be seeking comfort with another professional athlete after months of bad publicity following her divorce announcement from husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries.
Although her impending divorce from NBA star Humphries is yet to be finalized, sources claim that the 31-year-old reality star is now already dating NFL star Mark Sanchez less than a month after being rejected by NFL quaterback Tim Tebow, according to celebrity rumor site StarBerryIceCream.com.
"Kim and Mark like to meet in hotels for dinner dates and 'flings.' Whenever Kim is in New York, they hang out. They are very careful with not being seen together, Mark is seeing someone!" a source told.
"Kim's just in it for the sex. She has her hopes set on a bigger 'star' than Sanchez. But for now, he will do," the source added.
The news comes less than a week after reports surfaced claiming that Kardashian, who received widespread backlash for abruptly ending her 72-day marriage to Humphries, began pursuing 24-year-old Tebow in a bid for good publicity.
"Kim needs to rehab her image [and] dating someone like Tim Tebow would certainly do the trick. Although flattered, he's not interested," a source told The National Enquirer.
Kardashian's desperate attempts to change her image come shortly after it was revealed that the Kardashian brand is crumbling as a result of her brief marriage to Humphries.
Shortly after Kardashian filed for divorce after just 72 days, it was reported that she had profited at least $18 million from the estranged couple's lavish nuptials which led fans to question the sincerity of the marriage.
The divorce backlash was fueled after allegations that much of the Kardashians' merchandise is produced in deplorable Chinese sweatshops, though Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner insisted that the conditions were not "terrible," according to TMZ.
Kardashian has been criticized by fans for allegedly dating Sanchez, with many pointing out that she is still legally married.