Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Breakup

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries are set to split after Kim filed for a divorce on Monday. The couple were married for only 72 days, following a highly advertised wedding ceremony that was broadcast on TV and was intended to overshadow the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton earlier in 2011. The two celebrities declared they are to remain friends and wish each other the best, with Kardashian saying she carefully considered her move before taking the important step to end her marriage. Later, Humphries issued a statement saying he loves his wife and hinting that he was surprised to learn that Kim has filed for divorce.

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Breakup

Producers of Kardashian’s reality TV show, E!, were also taken by surprise by the news but reacted calmly issuing a statement of support to both of them. According to the statement, E! will continue to air the Kardashian reality show.

Family consultants said Kim and Kris are quite different and they do not share common values for their marriage to be long lasting. Nevertheless, the Kardashian business brand is not jeopardized by the divorce, while Humphries is able to support himself, thus neither party is going to seek any financial benefits, Hollywood reporters commented.

In the past, Kim was married for music producer Damon Thomas with whom she divorced in 2004 following a 4-year-long marriage. She was only 19 when she tied the knot with Thomas. For his part, this was Kris Humphries’ first wedding.

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