LOS ANGELES – The marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, which began with a storybook wedding, ended Friday in a grim courtroom with a judge approving a divorce settlement after a protracted legal battle between the former couple.
I think this is a reasonable way to resolve this case, said Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg, who did not disclose terms of the settlement.
Humphries sent his lawyer but did not appear in court. Kardashian, who is pregnant with a child by her boyfriend, Kanye West, appeared in a black silk puffy sleeveless maternity dress embellished with sequins on the skirt.
She married the NBA player in a high-profile wedding in August 2011. She filed for divorce later that year. He sought an annulment claiming their marriage in an elaborate wedding ceremony was a fraud staged for her reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
She denied the allegations and insisted on a traditional divorce. She apparently won.
The court is going to grant dissolution of marriage, the judge said, advising it would not be final until papers are drawn up and signed.
– Associated Press