It seems Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries divorce will take a little longer to end, as the basketball player has reportedly turned down a $10 million offer to settle their case.
According to RadarOnline.com, Kris Humphries, who is asking for an annulment on the basis of fraud, refused to accept the monetary payment in order to bring their lengthy divorce battle to an end.
A source close to proceedings told the website: “After Kim filed for divorce, she offered Kris a $10 million payoff, with the agreement that he would not continue to pursue an annulment to their marriage on the grounds of fraud.”
However, Kris Humphries is said to have turned down the offer because it has “never been about money”.
The source added: “He wants to be able to marry in a church again, with a clear conscience, when he finds someone special.
“Kris is deeply religious and he believes that the only way he can do that is if his marriage to Kim is annulled.”
A spokesperson for Kim Kardashian has denied that she made the offer.
Earlier reports suggested Kris Humphries had originally demanded a $10 million payment to grant her a divorce, but the source says this is fundamentally false: “Kris has given a sworn declaration that he has never asked Kim for a single dime.”
Because of Kris Humphries’ basketball commitments, the earliest their divorce trial can commence is the middle of June.
And this is where their bitter feud takes on a soap opera-like quality, for technically Kim Kardashian will still be married to Kris Humphries when she is due to give birth (in July) to current boyfriend, Kanye West‘s baby.
Kanye West has also been named as the adulterous figure in an alleged affair Kim Kardashian had during her relationship with NFL player Reggie Bush.
Rapper and music producer Consequence made the accusations while appearing on a radio show with his girlfriend Jen The Pen.