Kim Kardashian has asked a judge to declare her marriage to Kris Humphries immediately over for the 'health and well being' of her baby. In court papers filed last month, the reality star also stated that she did not wish to still be married to Kris when she welcomes her baby with Kanye West in the summer.
"I am requesting the state of my marriage be determined now for not only my health and welfare but also the health and well-being of my unborn child," Kim said in court papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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"I firmly believe that an immediate dissolution of our marriage will help create a new, full life for me. One chapter will be officially over, and a new one can begin. The same should hold true for (Kris)."
The 32-year-old, who filed for divorce in October 2011, is requesting either a quick trial date or to at least have the marriage dissolved while they litigate other issues in court.
But basketball star Kris is determined to see his 72-day marriage to Kim annulled on the grounds of fraud.
He has countered that the fact that his estranged wife has an "apparently unplanned pregnancy" by another man is no reason to speed up proceedings.
A friend of the Brooklyn Nets forward told People, "Kris only wants an annulment. He never wanted to be married more than one and he feels like she cheated him out of the chance to have a real, loving marriage."
"He thinks their entire marriage was a fraud, and he's not going to just give up because of the situation."
Kim look set to have a difficult few months ahead as she battles to have the situation with Kris resolved before the arrival of her first child.
But she can rely on the love and support of the rest of the Kardashian clan, a notoriously close family, her friends and of course rapper boyfriend Kanye.
The couple, who have been dating since April 2012, announced in December that they were expecting a baby together. And in recent weeks, Kim's blossoming bump is becoming more and more apparent; the busy brunette recently posted a picture on her Twitter page showing her friend Lala kissing her growing tummy.
The star also shared a photo with fans that showed a close-up of a ring on her left hand bearing the initials KW in honour of her man.