US TV personality Kim Kardashian is keen to end an extended divorce battle with professional basketball player Kris Humphries.
The couple wed in August 2011 but Kardashian filed for divorce in October that year after only 72 days. Humphries contested the petition, seeking annulment on the grounds of “fraud” or legal separation, instead of divorce.
Kardashian and Humphries are now due to meet in court next month to “continue” the divorce proceedings, with a settlement reported to be “off the table” according to celebrity site Hollywoodlife.com.
Kardashian is now involved in a relationship with rapper Kanye West and pregnant with his child. She told US radio show Sway In The Morning:
“In a perfect world of course I would love to be divorced. It is going on its second year. And that’s really tough just because I want to move on with my life.”
“What am I gonna do? Wait years to get divorced? It’s such a process. Technically we are legally separated.”
She denied Humphries’ claims of fraud:
“I can’t really speak for him. I think the facts are I filed for divorce, he is suing me for an annulment and the only legal way to ever get annulment if there is fraud involved. He is claiming that I frauded him for publicity. For me, who would ever do that? It’s just not who I am.”