Newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries vow to stay friends

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have split after just 72 days of marriage.

The socialite, 31, has released a statement confirming the separation.

‘After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage,’ it reads.

‘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.’

It’s thought Kim has cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in her divorce papers.

She and Kris, 26, have been dogged by rumours of a break-up for weeks. 

He was snapped without his wedding ring and was also pictures moving his belongings from the home they shared. 

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