TV star Kim Kardashian to divorce husband after 72 days

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries in August 2011 in California

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is to separate from husband Kris Humphries after being married for 72 days.

The pair tied the knot at a lavish ceremony, filmed for television, on a private estate near Santa Barbara, California, in August.

The star cited irreconcilable differences as a reason for the split.

"I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision," the star said. "I hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work out."

Court files show that Kim Kardashian signed the divorce petition on Sunday (30 October).

The couple have a prenuptial agreement and 31-year-old Kardashian is asking that both sides pay their own lawyers' costs.

Kim Kardashian said she and NBA basketball player Kris Humphries, 26, "remain friends and wish each other the best".

Guests at the couple's wedding this summer included Lindsay Lohan, Avril Lavigne and Eva Longoria.

Kardashian's sisters and TV co-stars Kourtney Kardashian, 32, and Khloe Kardashian, 27, served as maids of honour.

The pair began dating last year and announced their engagement in May.

Kris Humphries proposed with a 20.5-carat ring by spelling out "Will you marry me?" in rose petals.

The couple's marriage was the subject of a two-part special on American TV, which televises Kardashian's show.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians follows the model and her family.

This is the end of Kim Kardashian's second marriage.

She separated from music producer Damon Thomas in 2003.