Newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are worth an estimated $60 million, but that has not stopped publications from reporting that the couple refused to pay for their lavish Irish honeymoon.
According to the Daily Star, the duo planned to vacation at Castle Oliver in Limerick, Ireland, for five days after their May 24 nuptials but left after only spending three-hours at the residence because it didn’t meet their high-profile standards.
“Kim was upset by the lack of phone reception,” the British tabloid said, adding the private residence’s linens were also a cause for concern for the 33-year-old reality-TV star and rapper mate.
“Kimye insisted on brand new bed sheets, towels and dressing gowns -- all of which were to be replaced with new items every day,” reads the report, a source adding, “They wanted the most expensive champagne, thousands of pounds worth of flowers, the best food, a private chef and daily entertainment.”
According to the gossip site, the establishment spent an estimated $20,000 to meet the A-listers’ every request, a tab they are rumored to have paid only to have it refunded by their credit card company.
"By refunding it all back to the credit card they’ve left everyone involved with a massive bill," said a source. “The problem is the kind of high-level credit card they used to pay for the venue and extras in advance allows them to get it all refunded back at any time.”
So is it true? Contradicting the Daily Star’s claims, a rep for Castle Oliver told Gossip Cop Kardashian and West, 37, did indeed pay for the stay.
“We have been paid for this booking and any expenses that occurred,” the residence’s rep confirmed Sunday.
While the duo’s short visit to the Irish locale may have raised some eyebrows, insiders insist to Gossip Cop the newlyweds had reason to leave the premises.
“The original place was not as expected,” a source said, revealing the castle reportedly had no heat or internet access at the time of the pair's visit.
After leaving Castle Oliver, the couple spent the remaining four-nights of their honeymoon at the Ballyfin House in Laosi, Ireland.
Kardashian and West wed in front of family, friends and their 1-year-old daughter North at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, May 24. According to reports, the lavish affair cost an estimated $30 million.