Kim Kardashian's battle to end her marriage to Kris Humphries hasstretched out well beyond the actual amount of time the couple wasmarried.
More than a year after their 72-day marriage died a mostunceremonious death, Kardashian and Humphries are still trying to makethe split official. Their lawyers went before a judge today in L.A.where both sides argued that it was the other side's fault that thematter was still tangled up in court and is heading for trial.
"Ms. Kardashian is now handcuffed to Kris Humphries," her lawyer LauraWasser said. "These delays are forcing her to be married. She wants todissolve her marriage so she can move on with her life. I don't think(Kris) has a case, it's a fishing expedition."
Wasser added, "We want a trial because that's the only way this will end. There was no fraud."
Humphries'side disagrees, though, alleging that the reality star's desire tomarry him was all for show -- literally, since Kardashian and her familyhave a slew of unscripted shows on E!
The NBA player's counselclaims that Kardashian "had no intent of being married" and that theirlavish August 2011 wedding was all "for the benefit of her TV show."
"All she has to do is agree to an annulment (based on fraud)," Humphries' attorney Marshall Waller said.
And,in an effort to prove the allegedly fradulent nature of theirrelationship, Humphries' team has deposed, among others, Kardashian'smother Kris Jenner and her boyfriend, rapper Kanye West.
Butdon't expect the drama to wrap up any time soon. If both sides can'treach an agreement and settle, they'll be back in court on Feb. 15 for ahearing to determine a possible trial date.