Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are no longer man and wife, but after 18 months of legal back-and-forth, we still have plenty of burning questions. Perhaps the biggest is this: what happened to make Kris change his mind?

After all, the primary reason this went on for so long was because Kris wanted an annulment, not a divorce. However, a friend of Kris’s explains why he finally agreed to settle the case.

"At the end of the day, Kris is truly a good guy. Yes, he was angry at Kim for the way their marriage ended and he truly DID feel defrauded by her and the show. But lately, especially in recent weeks, he just feels sorry for her.  She's pregnant and obviously under a lot of stress. He didn't want to be part of it any more.”

Regarding reports that Kris wanted Kim’s money, the friend shot that claim right out of the water. “This was never about the money for Kris. He has plenty. It was about clearing his name. But I think he finally realized enough damage has been done on both sides and it was time to end the situation once and for all.”

It’s never easy splitting up, even without the complicated circumstances surrounding this particular dissolution. We’re just glad both parties eventually came out relatively unscathed in the end.

Reporting by Beth Sobol