Kim Kardashian: Why Kris Humphries Bailed on the VMAs

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Where's Kris?

Kim Kardashian was without her better half at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. Instead of hubby Kris Humphries (they got hitched Aug. 20 and just got back from a quickie honeymoon in Italy), the reality star, 30, hit the big bash with Pussycat Dolls guru Robin Antin.

So why did the Mr. and Mrs. spend Sunday night apart?

"He's in Minnesota! Packing for NYC for a few months," Kardashian told Us Weekly at the event. The NBA star, 26, hails from the heartland state; he'll be living with his wife in downtown Manhattan as she and her older sister shoot the second season of Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

The bride and groom won't be apart for long -- they reunite in the Big Apple Monday night, where pals are set to throw them a huge post-wedding bash at Capitale.