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Kim to divorce just 72 days after €7.2m wedding

REALITY TV star Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce in her marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries.

Kardashian (31) star of the reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, filed for divorce in Los Angeles yesterday citing irreconcilable differences.

"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 said.

The court papers show Kardashian has asked the court to confirm that jewellry and other personal items, as well as earnings before and during the marriage, be considered separate property. It also notes the couple has a prenuptial agreement.

Kardashian and Humphries married on August 20 in southern California in a wedding reported to have cost $10m (¤7.2m), after dating for about nine months. More than three million viewers watched a two-part TV special called Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event.

But claims of tension in the marriage erupted quickly and have spread across entertainment media for the past week. Some reports have suggested Humphries, a 26-year-old New Jersey Nets basketball player, was reluctant to play his role in the Kardashian brand, and there were differences over where the newlyweds would make their home.

This is the second divorce for Kardashian, who was married to music producer Damon Thomas for four years. They separated in 2004.

Kardashian is one of the highest-paid reality stars on US television with 2010 earnings estimated at $6m (¤4.3m) from her TV show, clothing line, perfume, jewellry and tanning cream and other product endorsements and appearances.