On Wednesday, Kris Humphries reportedly took steps to annul his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian.
According to People magazine, Humphries filed for an annulment on Nov. 30, citing fraud as the basis of his petition.
Sources close to Humphries told TMZ that the NBA star feels he was just slotted in the plot line of Kim Kardashian's latest headline and newest business venture, and resents being seen as an accomplice in the charade.
He would have never flown in his childhood pastor to marry them and involve his church, a friend of his told TMZ.
Humphries reportedly thinks Kardashian had no intention of staying married to him, and that he was simply cast as the groom in the E! wedding special. Once they were finished taping, she just didn't need a groom anymore.
[Humphries] is sensitive to marriage both emotionally and religiously. He entered the marriage in good faith and genuinely loved her and is devastated that it turned out like this, the source told the New York Daily News.
Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31 after getting married in a lavish, televised ceremony on Aug. 20.
After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage, Kardashian said in a statement announcing the split. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. 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.
Kim is reportedly now defending the legitimacy of her marriage to her friends, who told TMZ she said married Humphries for love, not for ratings, but the marriage just fell apart quickly.
Kardashian is also saying she initially wanted an annulment, but was told by lawyers that there were no legitimate grounds to void the marriage and that divorce was she and Kris's only option.
This seems to us like flawed logic -- if Kim is using the argument to convince anyone her marriage was legit.
We're just speculating here, but Kim's alleged inability to file for an annulment does little to undermine Humphries' fraud claim. Could there be a reason why Kim was not legally qualified to file for an annulment but Kris was? Hmmm...(Again, this is speculation.)
According to California law, grounds for a marital annulment are incest, bigamy, an underage petitioner at the time of marriage, prior existing marriage, unsound mind, fraud, force, and physical incapacity.
If someone filed to annul a marriage based on fraud, The fraud must have been about something vital to the relationship that directly affected why the party who was deceived agreed to the marriage or domestic partnership. Some examples are marrying only to get a green card or hiding the inability to have children.
Neither bride or groom have yet publicitly commented on the Humprhies' filing. We will stay on top of it and publish any updates.