*Kim Kardashian has issued a short statement explaining why she’s ending her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries.

“I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision,” she says in a statement to E!, which airs her family’s multitude of reality shows. “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.”

Kardashian, 31, cited “irreconcilable differences” in her Los Angeles Superior Court filing on Monday, saying the couple has a prenuptial agreement and asking the court to deny spousal support to Humphries.

Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Humphries “is telling friends he and Kim discussed the possibility of divorce, but he believed they could work their problems out.”

Kris didn’t know Kim was actually filing legal papers until this morning, the website reports, “And, Kris is telling friends …the stories that he was cheating on Kim are B.S.”