Kim Kardashian’s divorce trial date has been set for May 6 by a judge on Friday, who said that all parties will be required to be present for the proceedings.
Kardashian’s divorce from basketball star Kris Humphries has lasted longer than the couple’s marriage. They famously split just 72 days after their televised wedding.
Kardashian, 32, filed for divorce in October 2011. Humphries countered the filing with an annulment request based on fraud. The trial has suffered multiple delays since then.
Yahoo! OMG reports that the trial date announcement follows the news that Kris Humphries’ attorney Marshall Waller quit. He cited “irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship” as his reason for quitting.
While the Kardashian camp was hoping for an earlier trial date, attorney Laura Wasser accepted congratulations from the media and said they were excited about the judge’s ruling.
The Humphries-Kardashian divorce trial will likely last between three and five days. CBS News notes that the trial date is favorable to Kim, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West in July. The date will allow her to end her marriage with Humphries before the baby is due.
Before he quit, Waller requested a delay of trial until basketball season was over. The judge denied his request, saying that firefighters, police officers, and others have to miss work for trials as well. Along with Kardashian and Humphries, Kanye West and family matriarch Kris Jenner have provided depositions for the case.
Are you surprised to hear that Kris Humphries’ and Kim Kardashian’s divorce is finally going to trial?