For as many people who are considered to be celebrities in this country, it might be foolhardy to suggest that there is one celebrity divorce case that has gotten more attention than any other. However, in this particular case, it might very well be true.
Kim Kardashian has captured the nation’s attention for being famous for, more or less, being famous. Her wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries was parlayed into a two-hour television special. The marriage, however, was not as successful as the television show depicting its beginning. Kardashian filed for divorce 10 weeks after the ceremony, a year and a half ago, and the divorce battle had been raging ever since.
Now, however, it seems to be at an end. Late last week, Humphries decided to give up fighting the divorce. He had initially countersued on the basis of fraud — saying that Kardashian had only ever married him in order to gain publicity and advance her career.
However, according to those close to Humphries, it became untenable to continue fighting the case because of his work schedule: his team, the Brooklyn Nets, is in the playoffs and going back and forth between there and Chicago, while the divorce proceedings were in California.
In any case, neither side will be obligated to pay the other alimony or spousal support. Both parties may end up several hundred thousand dollars poorer due to legal fees, but perhaps those sums can be offset by the attention the case has been garnered.
Source: New York Daily News, “Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries split for good with a settlement, as ballplayer steers clear of court,” Marianne Garvey and Brian Niemietz, April 20, 2013
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