What's scarier than Kim Kardashian's blond-wigged halloween costume? The fact that her divorce proceedings have now lasted five times longer than her marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries. It's enough to make even the most seasoned divorcee shudder with fright!
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of Kardashian's divorce filing from Humphries after 72 days of marriage. What's taking so long?
Rather than filing his own divorce docs after the split, Humphries responded by filing for both an annulment on the basis of fraud and a legal separation in November 2011. Why two filings? If the judge does not grant the annulment -- which would require Humphries to provide "clear and convincing evidence" that Kardashian defrauded him into marrying her -- then he would proceed with the separation instead -- not a divorce.
In a Feburary 2012 interview with "Access Hollywood," Humphries hinted at his doubts about Kardashian's motives for marrying him. When correspondent Jill Martin asked him about rumors that their TV nuptials were a ratings ploy, he responded with a subtle dig at Kardashian: “To me it was real. I would never go through something or do something that wasn’t real or I didn’t believe in, so I can really only speak for myself in terms of that.”
In June, Kardashian's legal team took Humphries' deposition. When asked about his allegations that Kardashian may have married him in order to boost ratings and publicity for her E! reality show, Humphries reportedly kept mum and refused to offer any specifics.
But is the delay really Humphries' fault? Both Kardashian's and Humphries' attorneys have accused one another of deliberately slowing down the divorce proceedings. In August 2012, Humphries' lawyer claimed that Kardashian's team had been uncooperative and delayed the discovery process.
In a hearing that same month, the judge and attorneys involved in the case stated that it was unlikely that a divorce or an annulment would be granted this year.
Click through the slideshow below to see photos of the couple in happier times:
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