Unhappy ending: Kris Humphries, pictured here with Kim Kardashian in May, is seeking to have their 72-day marriage annulled
The 26-year-old wants to annul his 72-day marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian, 31 , on the grounds of fraud, and filed the papers today.
According to People, his Superior Court filing has the box reading 'nullity of voidable marriage' marked and checks as the basis the box saying 'fraud.'
According to California law, a nullity is granted if the court finds that no valid marriage ever took place.
Along with fraud, grounds for an annulment include bigamy, incest, force or if the couple are under the age of consent.
Humphries's papers say that if he's not granted an annulment then he wants a legal separation and not a divorce under any circumstances.
The basketball star agrees on the date of separation, however, which he also lists as October 31.
Annulments can be difficult to obtain, with a legal expert telling the publication that he will likely have to prove that fraud was actually committed.
But Kim is telling her friends that she absolutely loved Kris and the marriage just fell apart, according to TMZ, so she's unlikely to be agree with this assessment.
LA family lawyer Scott Weston, who is not dealing with the celebrity couple, said Kardashian will probably fight the matter 'unless she's willing to agree that she defrauded him.'
It could mean the pair will end up in a bitter court battle.
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'He went into it in good faith and never expected things to turn out this way,' says the source.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries on October 31, citing irreconcilable differences.
Kim had made no secret of her wedding dreams long before she'd even met Kris, but now feels that she has to be more realistic when it comes to men.
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'I think I need to not live in a fairytale like that. I think I maybe need to just snap out of it and be a little more realistic. What I want isn't possible.'
While her sister Kourtney has just announced she is pregnant with her second child, the 31-year-old fears she may never become a mother.
She said: 'I always wanted what my parents had. And at first I was like, I want six kids. Then I went down to four, then I was down to three, and now I'm just like, maybe I won't have any. Maybe I'll just be a good aunt.
'At this moment in my life, I feel like maybe I'm not supposed to have kids and all that. That's how I feel. Maybe my fairytale has a different ending than I dreamed it would, but that's OK.'