After what has seemed like an age of silence, Kim Kardashian's jilted husband has admitted to the press that he is going through a "difficult time". The 26-year-old sportsman was shocked at the end of last month when his famously curvy wife filed for divorce after just 72 days of marriage, and the basketball star has now spoken publicly for the first time about his personal difficulties.
Announcing a new endorsement deal with Sector Watches, he told a press conference at the Trump SoHo Hotel in New York, "I'm happy to be here. As you all know, this has been a difficult time in my life, and I'm so grateful to my friends at Sector for their unwavering support."
While Kris has previously not spoken about his marriage split, his father William Humphries recently admitted his son had been "blindsided" by Kim's divorce petition. Talking of the divorce drama, the sports star's father said, "There was never a discussion about it – it just came out of nowhere and blindsided Kris. How could someone do that? Kris was completely surprised. The news was already published before he found out. Kris is hurting, but we're here for him. It's not a nice situation." Ouch!
Despite William's claims, however, a representative for Kim has said that he knew about the divorce before it was made public. We're not quite sure who to believe on this one, but it's good to see Kris facing the press once again – and making some mulah in the process!