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Kim Kardashian received a court date on Friday for her divorce from Nets basketball player Kris Humphries.
More than a year and a half after Kardashian's made-for-tv wedding to Kris Humphries took place, the couple has been awarded a court date for their divorce. Kardashian made headlines after filing for divorce just 72 days after marrying Humphries in August of 2011. Humphries has since accused Kardashian of using him for the sake of her reality show and has insisted on having the marriage annulled.
Kardashian has pushed harder for the divorce since becoming pregnant with Kanye West's baby. The reality star began dating West in April of last year. On New Year's Eve they announced that they were expecting their first child.
Humphries lawyers have continued to argue for a delay in the trial, asking that the trial at least be postponed until the end of basketball season.
"Humphries' attorney Marshall Waller asked for a delay until basketball season is over," the Associated Press reported. "But Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon refused, saying firefighters, police officers, truck drivers and others have to miss work for trials, and Humphries must do the same if necessary."
Judges determined that a May 6th date will allow Humphries and his lawyers enough time to prepare for the case, which will likely reveal previously unheard details regarding the Kardashian reality empire.
Humphries "cannot continue to hold the Court and [Kardashian] hostage through his own lack of diligence in preparing his case for trial," attorney Laura Wasser stated in a Feb. 8 court filing obtained by E! News.
Part of the hold up pertains to reality footage taken of Humphries leading up to the couple's union and following their break.
Humphries "complains that he was portrayed badly in the television shows he appeared on and is now trying to use this divorce action to establish this by 'exposing' reality television," Wasser argued. "This is a misuse of the judicial process; and one for which my client should not have to bear the costs."