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Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries Divorce After 72 Days

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Kim Kardashian is filing for divorce from Kris Humphries, after just 72 days of marriage.

Ryan Seacrest, who is the executive producer of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," confirmed the news on Twitter, saying, "Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning. I touched base with her, getting a statement in just a few mins."

Kardashian released the following statement to E! News:

"After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best."

Kardashian will not seek an annulment, according to TMZ, even though the marriage was short.

Kardashian cites "irreconcilable differences" in the petition, which lists the date of separation as Oct. 31, 2011.

The couple does have a prenuptial agreement.

Kim has hired high-power divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who recently represented Maria Shriver in her divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has also represented Britney Spears and Ryan Reynolds, among others.

Kardashian, 31, and Humphries, 26, married in Montecito on August 20 in a lavish ceremony.

Some reports put the price tag for the wedding at $10 million. The ceremony was aired in a two-part special on E! earlier this month.

Kardashian and Humphries, a professional basketball player last signed to the New Jersey Nets, began dating in the fall of 2010.

They became engaged in May, when Humphries gave Kardashian a $2 million, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz ring.

The pair recently appeared on 'Ellen' to renew their vows.

But divorce rumors have swirled for weeks, as both Kim and Kris were spotted making solo appearances, often without their wedding rings.

Most recently, Kim appeared by herself at a Halloween bash in Las Vegas.

Kardashian dismissed the divorce rumors, but admitted to People Magazine that the stress of filming her reality show "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" with big sis Kourtney wasn't been easy on her marriage.

"It's not been ideal because you're newlyweds and you want privacy," Kim told the magazine.

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