Kim Kardashian said she "married for love" and not for her TV show.
In her first extended comments since releasing a terse statement on Monday, Kardashian said reports she made millions off her marriage were "not true" and she planned to donate money from her gifts to charity. E! had broadcast a four-hour, two-part special of "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event."
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Kim Kardashian defended filing for divorce after just 72 days by saying "my dad always told me to follow my heart I believe now that I really am."
Here's her full statement:
"This is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. I see all of the support and I am so thankful for my fans, friends and family who are helping me through this difficult time.
I am trying not to read all the different media reports but it’s hard not to see all the negative ones. First and foremost, I married for love. I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show! I share so much of my life on a reality show, that contemplating whether to even film my wedding was a tough decision to make, and maybe it turned out to not be the smartest decision. But it’s who I am! We filmed Kourtney giving birth, Khloe getting married, break ups, make ups, our best moments and our worst moments. These were all real moments. That’s what makes us who we are. We share, we give, we love and we are open!
Everyone that knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic! I love with all of my heart and soul. I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon. I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly. I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn’t get off when now I know I probably should have. I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn’t know how to and didn’t want to disappoint a lot of people.
I’m being honest here and I hope you respect my courage because this isn’t easy to go through. But I do know that I have to follow my heart. I never had the intention of hurting anybody and I accept full responsibility for my actions and decisions, and for taking everyone on this journey with me. It just didn’t turn out to be the fairy tale I had so badly hoped for.
There are also reports that I made millions of dollars off of the wedding. These reports are simply not true and it makes me so sad to have to even clarify this. I’m so grateful to everyone who took the time to come to my wedding and I’ll be donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation.
I’m sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart I believe now that I really am."
Hours earlier, Kardashian's mom Kris Jenner had said she couldn't "judge” Kim for giving up on her marriage and she wanted everyone else to follow her lead.
“People have to stop judging," Jenner said in a radio interview on the Johnjay and Rick show Tuesday, according to People.
One day after Kim called it quits with Humphries and promptly hopped a plane to Australia with her sister Khloe to promote their clothing line, Jenner said her daughter’s decision was “based on whatever feelings she had.”
The Kardashian matriarch and manager said she did not “interrogate” her 30-year-old and wasn’t going to speculate on what went wrong either.
“She's not the first person in the world to get a divorce or to have something like this happen to, and she won't be the last,” Jenner said.
Kim Kardashian’s usually active Twitter account had been abnormally silent in the hours since she confirmed in a statement that, “after careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage."
Instead family members had spoken out on her behalf, with sister Kourtney tweeting, “our sister is going through a difficult time but we’re a close family and are sticking together like always.”
Kim said in her first statement she hoped “everyone understands this was not an easy decision” and that she had hoped her marriage “was forever.”
She’s been hurt over reports that her marriage was a sham, Kardashian’s friends reportedly told TMZ.
Khloe Kardashian also weighed in against negative chatter about her sister on Twitter.
“Reading some these comments r so hurtful. Im grateful 4our fans who understand & r being respectful. Hate is disgusting. Love is everything,” she tweeted.
But it emerged Tuesday that Khloe Kardashian had once been among those scoffing over Kim’s “Fairytale Wedding.”
“'I give it six effing months,'" Kathie Lee Gifford of “Today” recalled Khloe telling her at Kim’s wedding reception.