Kris Humphries is reminding the world that he is no longer on Kim Kardashian’s timetable.
The divorce drama continues between the exes, who were married for just 72 days in 2011. While Kardashian quickly moved on – she’s expecting a baby with Kanye West later this year – Humphries is in no apparent rush to end the marriage, a fact he reiterated in a court filing on Monday.
In the document obtained by omg!, lawyers for the Brooklyn Nets basketball star suggested Kardashian is trying to gain the upper hand in the divorce battle by trying to accelerate the proceedings – and baby Kimye is being dragged into the middle of it all.
"What is really going on here is that an 'urgency' in the form of an apparently unplanned pregnancy, something the Respondent had nothing to do with, is perceived by Plaintiff as an opportunity to gain a litigation advantage by trying to force this court to prematurely set this matter for trial,” Humphries’ attorney Marshall W. Waller states in the filing.
Explaining his reasoning for calling the pregnancy unplanned, he notes, "Indeed, why would the Petitioner plan to get pregnant in the midst of divorce proceedings?"Kardashian suited up to meet her lawyer in L.A. on February 5. (Splash News)
The attorney, who is trying to halt Kardashian’s request to put an immediate trial date on the books, suggests the other side is hiding something in their attempt to speed up the trial.
"Why don’t these people just give us the access we want?” Waller asks. "What are they hiding? What is there in the raw footage of this televised courtship, 72-day marriage and resultant breakup that they are so afraid of us discovering?"
The papers also note that Humphries wants to wait until his basketball season concludes – in mid-May or June – to continue with the legal matter. However it may not be up to him as a hearing regarding each side's readiness to go to trial is set for February 15.
Speaking of baby Kimye, Kardashian’s doctor supposedly thinks the reality TV star’s unborn child could be at risk because of the stress caused by the case, according to a TMZ report. A source tells the website that the mom-to-be recently suffered pains and was examined by her doctor, who suggested they were stress related.
Kardashian has been trying to put a positive spin on the situation – at least publicly. In a recent interview on “Late Show With David Letterman,” she said, "I can't speak for Kris, but I just want him to be happy and I want us to move on, and that's really what I want, is just to move on.”