Kris Humphries wants to annul his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian, as being a fraud.
NBA star Kris Humphries, 26, is seeking to erase marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian, 31, on the grounds of fraud, and filed the papers yesterday.
According to People, Kris Humphries’ Superior Court filing has the box reading “nullity of voidable marriage” marked and checks as the basis the box saying “fraud”.
According to California law, a nullity is granted if the court finds that no valid marriage ever took place.
Along with fraud, grounds for an annulment include bigamy, incest, force or if the couple are under the age of consent.
Kris Humphries’s papers say that if he’s not granted an annulment then he wants a legal separation and not a divorce under any circumstances.
Kris Humphries agrees on the date of separation, however, which he also lists as October 31.
Annulments can be difficult to obtain, with a legal expert telling the publication that Kris Humphries will likely have to prove that fraud was actually committed.
But Kim Kardashian is telling her friends that she absolutely loved Kris Humphries and the marriage just fell apart, according to TMZ, so she’s unlikely to agree with this assessment.
Kardashian family lawyer Scott Weston, who is not dealing with the celebrity couple, said Kim Kardashian will probably fight the matter “unless she’s willing to agree that she defrauded him”.
It could mean Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian will end up in a bitter court battle.
“[Kris] is sensitive to marriage both emotionally and religiously,” a source told People, adding that the move is “symbolic” rather than financially motivated.
“He went into it in good faith and never expected things to turn out this way,” says the source.
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries on October 31, citing irreconcilable differences.
Their troubles seemed to start immediately after their wedding and were on display in the season premiere of Kourtney & Kim Take New York.
Kim Kardashian had made no secret of her wedding dreams long before she’d even met Kris Humphries, but now feels that she has to be more realistic when it comes to men.
In an interview with US Glamour magazine, Kim Kardashian said: “I’ll always be a hopeless romantic. It means that I believe and love and the dream of having a perfect relationship, but my idea of it has changed.
“I think I need to not live in a fairytale like that. I think I maybe need to just snap out of it and be a little more realistic. What I want isn’t possible.”
While her sister Kourtney Kardashian has just announced she is pregnant with her second child, Kim fears she may never become a mother.
Kim Kardashian said: “I always wanted what my parents had. And at first I was like, I want six kids. Then I went down to four, then I was down to three, and now I’m just like, maybe I won’t have any. Maybe I’ll just be a good aunt.
“At this moment in my life, I feel like maybe I’m not supposed to have kids and all that. That’s how I feel. Maybe my fairytale has a different ending than I dreamed it would, but that’s OK.”