Kris Humphries Files Marriage to Kim Kardashian Annulment for Fraud

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Kris Humphries has now said in court papers that her marriage may have been a fraud. So now it’s kinda official. (Donald Bowers/GETTY IMAGES)

People and TMZ reported this afternoon that the NBA player and future former Mr. Kardashian have filed paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court to have the less than two-month-old marriage annulled. In the documents, Humphries checked a box marked “voidable marriage nullity” and said the basis for the nullity was “fraud,” a box the American public metaphorically checked weeks ago after assessing the short-lived Kardashian-Humphries wedding.

Kardashian previously filed for divorce on Oct. 31, the same separation date Humphries lists in her court documents.

TMZ reports that the reality TV starlet and officially named member of a fascinating family filed for divorce only because she was told annulment wasn’t legally possible. It’s unclear what changed to make Humphries believe there are now legal grounds for an annulment.

It’s also unclear why Humphries is asking for the annulment instead of moving forward with divorce proceedings. Perhaps he wants to remove the potential stigma associated with divorce. Or maybe he’s hoping to add a new layer of drama to the Humphries/Kardashian saga so the media — or at least those of us who often blog about celebrity nonsense — keep covering it.

As for the fraud allegation, Humphries has yet to explain what that means; like that Divorce Law Website explains, however, fraud can include a “marriage that was an attempt to deceive the other person”.

For the record, Humphries isn’t the first celeb to check that cheating box when asking for a cancellation. Renee Zellweger did the same when she asked for the annulment of his marriage to Kenny Chesney in 2005, while Sophia Bush took similar action when request a cancellation by Chad Michael Murray in 2006.

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