The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star arrived under heavy security and was brought into the courtroom through a back entrance. She sat with her hands crossed on her hap as she listened to Judge Hank Goldberg explain to reporters that the hearing would be closed.
Kardashian caused a media frenzy, as reporters huddled outside of the courthouse waiting for her to exit and get into her black SUV. But Humphries may be the headliner in this real-life court drama because of his absence.
Both were mandated to be present in court for the hearing, which is basically a last-ditch effort at a settlement. Humphries was not in court. The power forward for the Brooklyn Nets was scheduled to play a game in Indiana in the afternoon.
Humphries is trying to get the 72-day marriage to Kardashian annulled, claiming it was based on fraud and that she just married him for publicity and for her reality show. Humphries also said he wants the marriage annulled for religious reasons.
However, Kardashian denies those claims and wants a divorce. She is currently pregnant with rapper Kanye West's baby.
Humphries' attorneys declined to comment on the settlement discussions, but did confirm that a May 6 trial date remains. A judge sealed settlement discussions, but any agreement would have been put on the record after the hearing.
Humphries' attorneys tried to serve West with a subpoena last year disguised in a Nordstrom box. However, West is not expected to be asked to speak at this trial. He is not on Kardashian's witness list, and he's not on her sisters' lists either. Kardashian's mother and stepfather Bruce Jenner are expected to testify if this case goes to trial. Humphries' lawyers have not yet filed a witness list.
The divorce case is expected to last about a week.
Humphries may be in trouble with the court for failing to appear in court. A hearing on possible sanctions against the basketball player was scheduled for April 19.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.