Kim Kardashian is opening up about why she’s divorcing basketball player Kris Humphries just weeks shy of their three-month anniversary.
“After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision,” she told MTV News in a statement. “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.”
While Kim seemed set on moving on with her life without Kris, the basketball player’s statement had a completely different tone. “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce,” he said to People.com. “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”
The pair got married August 20 , and the reality starlet filed for divorce from the basketball star Monday (October 31). The lavish, $10 million California wedding, attended by family and celebrity friends, aired on E! in a two-night special earlier this month, giving fans a taste of their courtship. Kris will also be featured on the upcoming season of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York.”
“All of us at E! are surprised and saddened by this news, and we send our support to Kim and Kris at this difficult time,” the network said in a statement. “The Kardashians have always been uniquely open with all aspects of their lives from joyous events to intimate moments to heartbreaking transitions. E! will continue to share the fascinating real lives and larger-than-life existence of this close-knit family.”
The news of the split was reported by TMZ before Ryan Seacrest, who produces Kim’s shows on the network, confirmed it. This is the second marriage for Kim, who was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas; they divorced in 2004. In the years between Thomas and Humphries, the reality star has been romantically linked to Ray J (with whom she appeared in a very public sex tape), football player Reggie Bush, football player Miles Austin and Halle Berry’s ex, model Gabriel Aubry.
Kardashian and Humphries were married for 72 days before she decided to file for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Court papers released online state that Kardashian requested that the court uphold the prenuptial agreement the two signed before the wedding.
Kris and Kim’s marriage will be documented on the second season of “Kourtney & Kim,” which kicks off November 27. In previews for the show, fans have gotten a peek at the short-lived marriage. “How am I going to have my career and live in Minnesota?” Kim asks Kris when he suggests they move to his hometown. His response? “Baby, by the time you have kids and they’re in school, no one will probably care about you.”