A marriage that lasted only weeks, then turned into a breakup battle that lasted for months, is officially going to end in divorce for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. The former couple reached a settlement, it was announced Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. more as you continue
"As a result of this agreement, we will not have a trial in this case," Judge Hank M. Goldberg said. "I want to congratulate the attorneys on both sides. This is a sensible way to resolve this case."Kardashian, who appeared court wearing a black cocktail dress, black high heels and her hair down, appeared relieved as the judge indicated a divorce would be granted after both sides presented their confidential agreement. Humphries did not appear for the brief hearing; his attorney showed up in his place.After being sworn in, Kardashian was asked a series of procedural questions about the settlement, including whether her signature was valid and if she read the agreement. At one point, Goldberg asked her:
Q: Is there any way your marriage can be saved with counseling
A. No, your honor," she replied.
Humphries, 28, had been seeking an annulment, alleging their lavish wedding was a sham staged for her reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. He reportedly was seeking $7 million from his now ex-wife.
"As a result of this agreement, we will not have a trial in this case," Judge Hank M. Goldberg said. "I want to congratulate the attorneys on both sides. This is a sensible way to resolve this case."Humphries will receive no money and each party will pay their own attorney's fees.Although Humphries was potentially going to be fined for no-showing in court last week (because he has been practicing for the NBA playoffs), Kardashian asked the judge to drop that penalty
Kim and Kris married on August 20, 2011, and separated on October 31, 2011. They were married for 72 days, and the divorce took 535 days to be finalized. In other words, their separation period was more than 7 times the length they were actually married for.