By Kyra Senese
THE DIVORCE BATTLE LASTED SEVEN TIMES LONGER THAN THE MARRIAGE, BUT Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are finally legally kaput.
A Los Angeles judge confirmed Friday that Kimmie and super-estranged ex Kris Humphries have agreed on terms to settle their divorce. But TMZ reports that Humphries got ZIP and RadarOnline claims the b-baller settled because he was about to be force-fed “a sh*t sandwich and chose to settle.”
The New Jersey Nets forward “realized that he didn’t have a chance in hell of proving that Kim defrauded him,” a source told Radar. “In the end, his lawyers were able to finally make him recognize that not only would he be missing out on the playoffs with the Nets, but would likely be ordered to pay Kim’s legal fees.”
The settlement marks the end of a 536-day court battle that lasted seven-times longer than the couple’s marriage, and obviates the May 6 trial planned between the bitter exes. Kardashian, now preggers with Kanye West’s spawn, dumped Humphries in October 2011 after a mere 72 days of marriage.
Humphries accused Kim fraudulently luring him into marriage in order to profit off a made-for-TV wedding special, and he had originally sought to have the marriage annulled. But Kardashian always vehemently denied the fraud claims.
Although Humpries, Kardashian’s second husband, hasn’t commented on the settlement, the day before the hearing he tweeted that he “couldn’t be happier!”
Now Kim officially becomes an unwed mother-to-be. The reality star is due July.
Kyra Senese is a pop culture fanatic and studying journalism at Columbia College In Chicago..
Elizabeth C. contributed to this post.