While Kim, 32, is expecting her first child with rapper Kanye West, her marriage to Kris - who she walked out on after just 72 days - can't be officially dissolved until Kris agrees to settle the matter and he has allegedly told friends he is in no rush to end it.
A source told the New York Daily News: ''He brags to everyone that he has that power. He's said it a million times.
''They can't go to court until his basketball season is over, so he tells people that he is in control of her misery. When he found out about the baby, he was bragging to all of his friends that he wasn't going to 'allow' her to be divorced when she had the baby. He intends to tell his attorney when they set a trial date next month that he can't do it until late summer. It's all planned and calculated.''
However, Kim wants to remove Kris from her life completely, so that she can focus on moving on with Kanye and their baby.
An insider recently said: ''It's upsetting for her, but she's still not going to give in. Kim's a fighter and even though a lot of people think that Kim took advantage of Kris it was the other way around. She did love him and she gave him 100 per cent so there's no way she's going to turn around and say it was a fraud - that would be lying to the court.''