It took significantly longer than the actual marriage lasted, but the divorce between reality star Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries has been finalized at last. The divorce case took just under 18 months to be finalized. This seems like a startling length of time when compared with the fact that their marriage itself only lasted a brief 72 days. Maryland fans who may have been following along with the case may have found themselves wondering if the divorce was ever actually going to happen.
A big part of the hold-up turned out to be the fact that Humphries was pushing to have the marriage annulled. He alleged that Kardashian entered into the marriage in a fraudulent manner. Humphries has apparently dropped his demand for an annulment, and it appears that he is not contesting the fact that a prenuptial agreement between the pair also means that he will not receive any money in the wake of the divorce.
The celebrity couple received an intense amount of public scrutiny when they tied the knot back in Aug. 2011. Television network E! actually televised the nuptials, which spanned two days and cost at least $10 million. Their honeymoon period barely had time to end before Kardashian filed for divorce in Oct. of the same year.
Divorce is rarely easy for anyone, whether they are a famed reality star or the average Maryland citizen. The good news is that most divorces do not take as long as this celebrity divorce did. In cases where a prenuptial agreement exists, divorce can often be an even more straightforward process. Where no such document has been signed, however, couples may still be able to amicably negotiate a divorce settlement that provides both partners with the best chance for moving forward in a financially strong manner.
Source: Huffington Post, "Kris Humphries Divorce From Kim Kardashian Official Nearly A Year And A Half After Filing," April 19, 2013