(LOS ANGELES) — Those reports that a California law may force Kim Kardashian to prove that Kanye West fathered her child because she’s still technically married to Kris Humphries? Dismiss them.
According to California attorney Dana Cole the legal “anomaly” about presumed fatherhood that is on the books in most states doesn’t apply to Kardashian.
“It’s a law that ensures that a child has two parents,” he told ABC News. “It’s used in absence of evidence to the contrary, if someone is not claiming fatherhood. In this situation, it would never be triggered.”
West proudly announced that Kardashian was pregnant with his child at a Dec. 30 concert. While Kardashian’s split from Humphries has yet to be settled — they were married for 72 days before she filed for divorce in 2011 — Cole said her marriage status is a “non-issue” when it comes to her baby.
Sounds like Kardashian and West can focus on more pressing matters, like whether or not their little one will be featured on reality TV.
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Jim Bennett, Deseret News
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Media Relations