After 13 months, Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries is not legally over. Kim wants the divorce over and done with and the lawyers are still battling it out in the courts. There has been a generous settlement offered for months now but the basketball player husband keeps holding out. According to E! News Humphries and his lawyer are holding out for even more money. Last year they wanted 7 million dollars “in exchange for his silence and promise to never talk publicly about their ill-fated union…”
Humphries’ reps told E! News: “We remain committed to ensuring that this private matter is handled not in the media but instead through the appropriate legal channels and for that reason have no comment to the referenced ‘story.”
Kim Kardashian’s marriage made a media sensation after they got married on October 21, 2011. She then filed for divorce only 72 days later.
The divorce is still lingering in court 13 months later and Kim wants out. Her lawyer was reported as saying, “Miss Kardashian is now handcuffed to Mr. Humphries.”
On the other hand, the football player’s position has changed somewhat. “Humphries’ lawyer, Marshall Waller, told the court that if Kardashian wanted the marriage to be over, all she had to do was agree to his client’s request for an annulment. “ “Humphries’ camp claimed that Kardashian had no intention of going through with the marriage but had only done it for the benefit of her TV show.”
Humphries lawyer claims that he is having trouble getting the requirement depositions and legal paperwork signed. He claims to have private investigators on the case. He says this may be a fraud case and he does not want the courts to set a discovery cutoff date.
The court date is scheduled for Feb 15, 2013 if things progress as they have been doing.
Celebrity divorces are the norm for Hollywood. Jennifer Esposito married in 2006 but only for a few months. Renee Zellweger was married for only four months. Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman were married for barely a month in 1964.
Yet, even though there is a list of celebrities who were only married a few months, Kim Kardashian does not top the list for short marriages. She comes in at number seven only on the list of shortest celebrity marriages.
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander beat Kim by several hours. Their marriage only lasted 55 hours. According to Gawker, “Zsa Zsa …Gabor owns every Hollywood marriage record. When she married this lawyer/actor it only lasted for one day because it was ruled her previous marriage wasn’t properly dissolved .”
Actually there was one Hollywood marriage even shorter than that, “Rudolph Valentino holds the record for the shortest celebrity marriage. He impetuously married actress Jean Acker in 1919 but never even made it to the nuptial bed.”
Troubled marriages are a focal point for psychology and marriage counselors. The stars may appear to have a glamorous life, but when the divorce comes along they are under as much stress and strain as the rest of us.