And now for today's "You know there's a lockout when..." post of the day:
Kim Kardashian and Nets forward Kris Humphries have filed for divorce, according to TMZ. Ah, who am I kidding -- lockout or not, that's big news.
We're told even though the marriage was short, she will not seek an annulment. It's a garden variety divorce, in which Kim cites "irreconcilable differences." We're told the date of separation is listed as today, Oct. 31, 2011.The couple was married for 72 days and did have a prenuptual agreement. Humphries reportedly spent $2 million on her engagement ring. I'd say chance are good with it just being 72 days that it falls under the return policy. Lucky for Kris.
Kim has hired disso-queen Laura Wasser, who has repped the likes of Britney Spears, Maria Shriver, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, and Robyn Gibson, Mel's almost ex-wife.
TMZ reports that Humphries is "bummed":
Kris Humphries desperately tried to save his marriage to Kim Kardashian, because he's telling friends ... he doesn't believe in divorce.The two wed over the summer in a ceremony that reportedly cost $10 million. Meaning as TMZ calculated, that's $138,888 for every day they were married. However, E! paid out a reported $17 million for the television special for the wedding.
Kris, who's a religious guy, is telling friends he and Kim discussed the possibility of divorce, but he believed they could work their problems out.
(If you were wondering, Humphries made $3.2 million a double-double starting power forward for the Nets last season. And he's made about $16.9 million total in his career.)
Humphries does have free agency to look forward once the lockout ends though. And without Kardashian pushing for a primetime location, a bunch of teams probably like their chances a bit better now.
Unfortunate for Kris and Kim as it's a shame any time a marriage ends. But I'm sure those sitting courtside in opposing arenas might have much sympathy.
Related: Kim Kardashian preferred Danilo Gallinari instead of Kris Humphries?