Reality television star Kim Kardashian filed for divorce on October 31 from Kris Humphries, the basketball player who she married less than three months ago, reports AFP.
“After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage,” she said in a statement published on E! Online, the website of the cable television network behind “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. “I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”
Kardashian, 31, became a household name in 2007 with the ongoing “Keeping Up” series which tracks the psychodramas of her affluent Los Angeles family. In 2000, She married music producer Damon Thomas; their relationship ended in divorce in 2004. Subsequently she dated R&B singer Ray J, NFL star Reggie Bush and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin. She was also seen with model Gabriel Aubry, reports GQ magazine.
Married and divorced once before, the diminutive celebrity wedded the towering New Jersey Nets power forward Humphries, 26, on August 20 after he reportedly gave her an engagement ring worth $2 million.
However due to “irreconcilable differences”, Kardashian filed for divorce in her Los Angeles Superior Court, saying that the couple have a prenuptial agreement and asking the court to deny spousal support to Humphries. TMZ revealed that the date of separation is effective from October 31 and according to the documents, “Kim wants Kris to foot his own lawyers’ fees and she’ll pay hers”.
E! Network said in a statement, “All of us at E! are surprised and saddened by this news, and we send our support to Kim and Kris at this difficult time.” Adding that, “The Kardashians have always been uniquely open with all aspects of their lives from joyous events to intimate moments to heartbreaking transitions. E! will continue to share the fascinating real lives and larger-than-life existence of this close-knit family.”
ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM AFP, E! ONLINE, TMZ & GQ
Published in The Express Tribune, November 2nd, 2011.