The 26-year-old NBA free agent feebly attempted to deflect questions about his personal life on Good Morning America today.
He was grilled by host Josh Elliot, who would not let up as Humphries tried to turn the conversation around to sport and charity awareness.
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Ambushed: Kris Humphires took part in his first interview on GMA today since his split from wife Kim Kardashian
Sources close to the star say he is 'livid' in wake of the sit down chat - and was not expecting it to be so heavily laden with questions about his estranged wife - who split from him after just 72 days of marriage.
Kris was accompanied by his mother Debra, who held his hands at times during the chat.
'I'm not focused on that, right now I'm focused on basketball,' he said when asked about his proposed annulment from his short-lived marriage.
Hard line: The NBA free agent was constantly grilled by host Josh Elliot, but deflected the questions about his personal life to talk about sport and charity
Not giving up: Kris was apparently not expecting the interview to be so focused around his failed marriage, seen here taking part in a cooking segment with his mother Debra
He also revealed that he is not watching himself on the Kardashian reality show, Kourtney & Kim Take New York.
When asked by the host if it was tough for him to watch himself on the reality show - considering he already knew the ending - he said: 'The only things I watch of myself on TV are me playing basketball.
'I have never really been someone to watch the show, on TV, or anything like that.'
His mother added: 'The important thing is that we stay close as a family - it's our faith in God that carries us through all of these times.
'We have so much to be thankful for right now. We're looking forward not backward.'
Is that you Kim? Kris leaves the Good Morning America studios in Times Square, pictured in a shot is a woman striking a resemblance to his ex
But GMA sources tell the website that no ground rules were set on the line of questioning.
Kris says that he is fighting childhood obesity with his foundation: 'Life is more about giving back,' he said.
When asked if he thought his public image had taken a hit he replied: 'If people know me and they know who I am and what I stand for I think that they'll know that I love to give back, and I, you know, I'm a fun guy.
'You know I don't really play into all the gossip and things that take place, but you know, that's life.'
Former flame: Kris Humphries, pictured with Kim Kardashian in August in Los Angeles, just days before their wedding day