Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries to divorce after ten weeks marriage

Date: Nov 01, 2011

In what is becoming an increasingly public scenario, celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have reportedly filed for divorce after only ten weeks of marriage.

It has also been reported that Kim Kardashian submitted the paperwork to the Los Angeles county superior court on October 30 (local time), citing irreconcilable differences.

Speaking on the divorce in a media statement, Kardashian said she hoped that people could understand that it was not an easy decision to make.

She is reported to have said: "After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage.

"I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work out as planned."

If the reports of the divorce are true, the 26-year-old Humphries and 31-year old Kardashian were married for a total of 72 days before the split - closing in on Eddie Murphy's well-publicised attachment to Tracey Edmonds in 2008 which lasted just two weeks.

The celebrity couple are reported to have a strong pre-nuptial agreement in place to assist with the division of their assets in the case of a separation.

However, it is unknown if the following divorce financial settlements will take into account the extravagant $2 million engagement ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz that features a 20.5 carat emerald-cut diamond.

It is reported that public court documents show that the prenup does take into account the "earnings and accumulations" of Kardashian before and during the marriage, as well as after any separation.

It even reportedly includes a line regarding: "Miscellaneous jewellery and other personal effects" of the petitioner - however it is not clear if this refers to the ring.

Humphries - a former basketball player for the Toronto Raptors - proposed to Kardashian in May, getting down on one knee and spelling out "Will you marry me?" in rose petals.

At that stage the couple had been dating for a period of nine months.

Kardashian - who was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004 - tied the knot with Humphries in a lavish ceremony at Montecito on August 20 at a reported cost of $10 million.

The event was later aired in a two-part special on TV channels around the world.

She told reporters on October 31 that the couple remain strong friends and "wish each other the best".

Breaking down the cost by the length of the union - if it really is over - the couple realised approximately $5,787.03 per hour of marriage.

High-profile cases such as these help to highlight the need for pre-nuptial agreements as well as the importance of gaining trusted family law advice before entering into a legal union.