Relatives of the basketball player have claimed that Humphries, 28, is determined to get an annulment rather than just a divorce because the wedding was a cynical ploy to boost ratings of Kim's reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'.
Since Kim, 32, dumped the Brooklyn Nets star in October 2011 his family have kept a dignified silence. But his aunt Dedria has now said, "It was a sham. My understanding of marriage is people are going to give it more than 72 days unless there's serious abuse."
"If I felt somebody had duped me and used me in front of the whole world, I would be very angry," she added. If the marriage is annulled, Humphries could argue that the pre-nuptial agreement was not legitimate and he would be freed from the confidentiality clause which prevents him from publicly shaming his ex-wife.
"An annulment says it wasn't valid in the first place. She should admit that it was a sham at the very least," said Dedria. Dedria and her husband Mike were among 36 Humphries relatives who spent a fortune travelling across the US to attend the lavish wedding in Santa Barbara, California, which was followed by a honeymoon in Italy.