Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting divorced
Even a $2 million engagement ring and a $10 million "fairy tale" wedding can't make a marriage last more than three months.
Reality TV queen Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from hubby and pro basketball player Kris Humphries Monday after just 72 days of marriage, according to TMZ.com. Humphries said he was completely shocked by the filing.
Kardashian, 31, cited "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce papers, and said in a statement that it was "not an easy decision."
"I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best," she said. Her rep didn't respond to requests for further comment.
Humphries, 26, who plays for the New Jersey Nets, told TMZ that he had no clue his wife was going to file for divorce and that he's "committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents."
"I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce ... I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work," he told the celeb gossip site.
The couple tied the knot in an over-the-top California event in August that reportedly cost $10 million and was broadcast on E! in a two-part special titled "Kim and Kris' Fairy Tale Wedding." They reportedly had a prenup.
As recently as four days ago, the couple was denying the much-buzzed about rumors of their marital troubles, which included Humphries' alleged flirtations and their vastly different ideas about where to eventually settle down. The hoopster, who becomes a free agent once the NBA lockout is settled, was hoping to return to play in his native Midwest.
While the legitimacy of the couple's union has been questioned from the get-go, there's no doubt that drama is what the Kardashians are all about, experts said.
"This is the kind of storyline that keeps the Kardashian narrative flowing," said Robert Thompson, pop culture professor and director of the Bleier Center for Television at Syracuse University.
"Chevy manufactures cars, and the Kardashians manufacture gossip and scandal ... and if you are someone whose main function is to provide gossip, happily ever after is not a very productive way to go," Thompson said.
Humphries, for his part, walks away from the marriage with a much higher name-recognition and a little bit of buzz, but as a middle-of-the-road ball player, for now he should just stick to improving his game, said Wayne McDonnell, an NYU professor of sports management.
"This is just going to be something that late-night TV will have fun with, but in terms of the business of Kris Humphries, this won't really have an effect," McDonnell said. "He just needs to focus on getting on a good team."
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