This past summer, individuals throughout Washington were captivated by the whirlwind romance between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Either captivated by the romance, hooked to the gossip as a guilty pleasure, or unable to escape the news plastered on every tabloid. Whatever category you fall in, you likely knew about the wedding and had opinions about it.
Now, 72 days after the nuptials, Kim filed for divorce. Kris claimed he was shocked to learn Kim filed for divorce, saying, "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."
Although Kim swears she married for love -- not money or publicity -- she's not willing to fight any more for her marriage. According to her personal blog, she wanted a family and babies so much that she rushed into the wedding blindly. She admitted that she "got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show and when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn't know how."
We don't mean to state the obvious, but it certainly would have been easier for Kim to end the relationship before she got married. Regardless, here we are, and now there are legal ramifications with ending the marriage.
Several people have questioned whether Kim will be responsible for paying spousal support to Kris while he is without a salary because of the NBA lockout. According to some sources, that was discussed in the prenuptial agreement, and she will not be responsible for supporting him financially.
Read more in our upcoming posts to follow a lengthier discussion about what legalities are tied to their wedding gifts and Kim's $2 million ring.
Source: Huffington Post, "Kim Kardashian Divorce: Blogs About Split," Nov. 2, 2011