Basketball player Kris Humphries is reportedly seeking an annulment of his marriage to Kim Kardashian for religious reasons.
According to TMZ, sources close to Humphries said that he filed for an annulment because he "has deep-seated feelings - rooted in religion - against divorce. He's filed for an annulment because it wipes the slate clean by erasing the marriage."
The basketball star claimed fraud as the basis of the annulment.
"The reason Kris is alleging ‘fraud’ is because the other options were ridiculous," a friend reportedly told Us Magazine. "The whole ‘fraud’ thing is ridiculous. If the marriage was a sham, he was in on it. Did he not see the cameras or get a cut of whatever money was made? The marriage was real. It was just a terrible and unhappy one."
In addition, it was revealed that Humphries is asking Kardashian to pay his legal fees and requesting that the pre-nuptial agreement be tossed out, as it restricts what he can say to the press about the marriage.
"Kris wants to be able to talk about the relationship without fear of being sued," a source told RadarOnline.com.
After a six-month courtship, Humphries proposed to Kardashian on her family's well-known reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and the couple was married shortly after in a lavish ceremony that reportedly cost $20 million.
Throughout the courtship, proposal and wedding, which was broadcast as a two-part special on the E! channel, there was speculation that the relationship was a ploy by the show's executives to keep the show current and to improve ratings. In the months leading up to and following the wedding, it became apparent that trouble was brewing in the relationship, as both Kardashian and Humphries were spotted often apart and without their wedding rings.
Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31 after only 72 days of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause of the split.