It's either a payoff or the threat of public humiliation for the reality star
If Kim Kardashian wants to get out of her short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries in a clean, less time-consuming manner, she must be willing to dig deep into her pockets. He's asking for money, says a new report.TMZ has learned that Kris Humphries wants Kim to pay to get out of the 72-day marriage in a way that will not be detrimental to her marriage.
He's asking for no less than $7 million (€5.35 million) to grant her the divorce. If she won't pay, he's willing to take the case to court and have it drag on for a very long time.
“Sources directly connected to Kris tell TMZ the bballer – through his Minnesota lawyer – has given Kim an ultimatum… either pay up, or endure an ugly, public trial,” TMZ reports.
Kim and her camp didn't take long to consider the offer and to come up with an answer, one that Kris certainly didn't see coming: go “pound sand.”
“For starters, even if there wasn’t a prenup, the marriage lasted a grand total of 72 days, so the community property wouldn’t be in the universe of $7 mil. Second, there was an iron-clad prenup, which provided that Kim owes Kris zilch,” TMZ writes.
There's also the fact that Kris actually came out of the marriage a richer man than when he entered it.
“Sources tell us, Kris raked in around $1 mil [€764,350.6] from the wedding and the TV special that showcased the nuptials. And Kris made off like a bandit because Kim ended up using a portion of what she got to pay for the ring,” TMZ reports.
Kris also made a lot of money for the episodes of Kim's reality show he starred in: between $250,000 (€191,087.6) and $300,000 (€229,305.2) for each, the report further argues.
Kim and Kris were married in August last year, and Kim filed for divorce 72 days later, saying her prince had actually turned out to be a frog.
She asked for a divorce, but Kris responded in court by asking for an annulment on the basis of fraud, claiming she never had any intention of staying married to him and had only used him to boost ratings in her show.