Kris Humphries fails to show up at divorce hearing in Los Angeles
Kris Humphries failed to show up today for a pretrial divorce hearing in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
The court date in question was a settlement conference, and required the NBA player’s attendance, yet the 28-year-old was a no show.
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian is said to have turned up punctually for the hearing.
Ahead of the hearing, Kim Kardashian was seen heading the gym for her daily workout.
Sources tell TMZ that Kris Humphries was spotted in New York City at 1 a.m. on Friday morning.
The settlement conference was scheduled for 8.30 a.m., but the only New York to Los Angeles bound flight on Friday morning was 6.30 a.m., arriving in at LAX at 9.15 a.m.
That would mean that Kris Humphries would be have been late for the hearing anyway.
During the court hearing, Kim Kardashian reportedly sat in the jury box, hands crossed on her lap, as the case was called.
A judge sealed the proceedings, citing rules mandating confidentiality for divorce settlement discussions.
If an agreement cannot be reached, a public trial on Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ marriage is schedule to begin on May 6.
While Kris Humphries, who is seeking an annulment based on his claim their 72-day marriage was fraudulent, did not appear in court he was represented by three attorneys.
Kim Kardashian arrived under heavy security and was brought into the courtroom through a back entrance.
“I always wanted to be a juror,” the reality star joked to deputies before taking her seat.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are both expected to testify at the trial, which will focus on their relationship and whether elements of it were staged for the show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Kris Humphries has not yet laid out his specifics to support his fraud claim. He claims the marriage should be annulled because Kim Kardashian only married him because of her reality show.
Meanwhile Kim Kardashian is expecting a child with boyfriend Kanye West later this year.
Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian are not on their sister’s proposed witness list, but their mother, Kris Jenner, will likely testify about the pair’s relationship.
Kris Humphries has not yet filed his witness list for the trial, which is expected to last a week.