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Kim Kardashian files for divorce after 10 weeks


Published : Nov. 1, 2011 - 10:20

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Just 10 weeks after their lavish, made-for-TV wedding and less than a month after the wedding special aired, reality starlet Kim Kardashian is canceling her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.

Kim Kardashian (AP) Kim Kardashian (AP)

The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. “I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision,” she said in a statement. “I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work out as planned.”

Humphries told celebrity news site TMZ he was “devastated” to learn his bride had filed for divorce and is “willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”

The filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court provided few details, other than to state the couple have a prenuptial agreement that will dictate how they divide up their assets. Kardashian is asking that both sides pay their own attorneys' costs and that a judge terminate Humphries' rights to spousal support.

Kardashian, 31, and Humphries, 26, were wed Aug. 20 in a star-studded, black-tie ceremony at an exclusive estate in California. The couple's wedding registry at a Beverly Hills jeweler included such items as a $1,650 coffee pot and two $1,250 sterling silver vegetable spoons.

It was the first marriage for Humphries, who last played for the NBA's New Jersey Nets, and the second for Kardashian, who was married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004.

Kardashian's sisters and TV co-stars Kourtney Kardashian, 32, and Khloe Kardashian, 27, served as co-maids of honor.

Kim Kardashian and Humphries began dating late last year and announced their engagement in May. He proposed on bended knee with a 20.5-carat ring by spelling out “Will you marry me?” in rose petals.

The couple's marriage was the subject of a two-part special on E! Entertainment Television, which televises Kardashian's show that follows the model and her family.

Entertainment media have breathlessly reported every available detail on the relationship, including signs of trouble earlier this month. Court filings show that Kardashian signed the petition on Sunday.

Kardashian's divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, did not return a phone message seeking comment. Humphries' sports agent, Marc Cornstein, also did not return a phone message.


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카다시안, 초호화 결혼식 후 두 달만에 이혼

리얼리티 스타 카다시안(31)과 NBA 스타 크리스 험프리스(26)의 결혼 생활이 72일만에 종지부를 찍었다. 

지난 8월 20일 캘리포니아주의 초호화 저택에서 100만 달러 (약 11억원)에 이르는 결혼식을 올려 화제가 되었던 두 사람은 31일(현지시각) LA지방법원에서 이혼에 합의했으며 법정 대리인을 통해 재산분할 및 결혼식 비용에 대한 조정을 마쳤다. 

카다시안은 “쉬운 결정이 아니었음을 모두가 이해하길 바란다. 결혼생활이 영원하길 바랬지만 가끔 계획한대로 이루어 지지 않는 일들이 있다.”고 전했다.

지난 5월 카다시안과 험프리스가 약혼을 선언한 이래 연예 전문 프로그램은 일거수일투족을 방영했으며 특히 카다시안은 자신의 결혼식 독점 취재권을 TV에 팔아 약 200억원을 챙기기도 했다.