Kris Humphries. biography

NAME:Kris Humphries BIRTH DATE:February 6, 1985 (Age: 29) PLACE OF BIRTH:Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kris Nathan Humphries was born on February 6, 1985, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is a professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets.

Although a successful player, Humphries is best known for having his marriage to Socialite Queen Kim Kardashian broadcasted on national television and having the shortest marriage by Hollywood's measures.

Humphries began honing his basketballs skills while attending Hopkins High School, and was named a 2003 McDonald's All-American, Second Team All-USA by USA Today and many other titles. Despite being offered a scholarship to Duke University, he attended the University of Minnesota where he was crowned the All-Big Ten First Team and 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. After an impressive freshman run at Minnesota, the Utah Jazz drafted Humphries as the 14th pick in that same year.

In October 2010, Humphries started dating Kim Kardashian and was soon engaged in May 2011. After the two married in front of the media, on August 20, 2011, a two-part special of the preparations leading up to the wedding and the actual nuptials aired on E! in October 2011.

To many, the wedding was a publicity stunt, put on to pull in more ratings for the show. Rumors further ignited when Kim filed for divorce, 72 days post-wedding. In response, Humphries filed a request for an annulment on the grounds of fraud.

In a 2012 interview with Access Hollywood, reporter Jill Martin asked Kris about speculations that his marriage was a scripted union in which he replied, "To me it was real. I would never go through something or do something that wasn't real or didn't believe in, so I can really only speak for myself in terms of that."

Since then, both sides have accused each other of slowing down the divorce proceedings. The divorce was later finalized in early June 2013, a day after Kim had a baby shower.

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