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"After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage," Kardashian, 31, said in a statement to E! Monday. "I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best."
Humphries, meanwhile, has also released a statement -- one that suggests he might have been blindsided by the news. "I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce," he said on Monday. "I'm committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work."
The couple was married for only 72 days before Kardashian decided to call it quits. According to TMZ, which has gotten hold of copies of the divorce papers, Kim cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split from her 26-year-old NBA player hubby and lists the date of separation as Oct. 31, 2011. The site claims that Kardashian has hired celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser to handle the divorce.
"It is true. Kim Kardashian filing for divorce," Rancic tweeted this morning, before promising exclusive details on Monday night's edition of E! News.
Seacrest, who's an executive producer on Kim's E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, also took to Twitter to confirm the news. "Yes, @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning," he wrote. "I touched base with her, getting a statement in just a few mins."
He also broached the topic briefly on his KISS-FM radio show Monday morning. "I've spoken to her briefly and she says she's sad and got caught up in all that was going on," he said.
So it turns out that Kardashian's Aug. 20 fairy-tale wedding, which received a four-hour special on E!, was not all it was cracked up to be. This was Kim's second marriage (the first, to music producer Damon Thomas, lasted four years), and the first to take place on her reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
"She wanted the fairy tale and she got caught up in it all," a source close to Kardashian tells People. "She felt like the pressure of the TV show just isn't what they could have handled."
This Saturday, Kardashian dressed up as Batman villainess Poison Ivy to host a Halloween party at New York City hot spot Lavo. At the time, she said she was there by herself because she was headed to Australia soon after, and downplayed the rumors of marital woes that have dogged her and Humphries in recent weeks.
"Something I really prepared Kris for (was) to let him know that no matter what we do, there's going to be rumors," she said at the party. "It used to really upset me and now I don't even think about it." Sadly, sometimes those rumors turn out to be true.