Kim Kardashian co-hosted LIVE! With Kelly with Kelly Ripa on Monday morning and the reality diva opened up a bit about her divorce from Kris Humphries and the backlash she has faced since then. She also slammed rumors that she married for publicity.
Divorce was a 'Bad Business Decision'
Being a hopeless romantic, I wanted to believe in something so badly. If you think I really made all that money that everyone claimed we made on the wedding and that it was for TV...I'm a smart businesswoman, I would have stayed married longer! Kardashian told Ripa during the Host Chat segment. This was a bad business decision. I really didn't think following my heart would create this much backlash.
The 31-year-old said ending the marriage was a necessity. I definitely tried everything I could [to save it], but also heard stories of people who had kids and stayed married for years and it didn't end up working out, she said. I want babies and that forever love and if I felt in my heart that this wasn't right, why wait years for the same result?
Kardashian said that she found herself relying heavily on mother Kris who divorced Kim's father, Robert Kardashian, Sr., in 1990.
My mom and dad had four kids and they split up. I couldn't even fathom it at the time but as I got older, I began to understand her a bit more, Kardashian told Ripa. Thinking of myself in that situation, if my mom had four kids and she was able to get out of a situation that she felt like didn't fit her, I think anybody could.
But Kardashian still claims to have hope for the future. I just have to rewrite my fairytale, she said.
Happier Times with Kelly Ripa
Not all moments of the show were heart wrenching. During the opening Ripa told Kim Kardashian how beautiful she is and what great skin and hair she has. Kardashian changed the topic by talking about her psoriasis.
Kim is so pretty and shiny and perfect. We need more make-up now! said Ripa.
Actress Lucy Lawless stopped by and actor Kevin McHale from Glee. Ripa and Kardashian also had some fun with animal expert Peter Gros.
The two hosts also chatted about another recent Hollywood break-up - Heidi Klum and husband Seal.
I felt very sad about this, said Kelly, bringing it up. This makes me so sad. ... They were one of these couples you looked to and were hopeful for and they have this lovely life together and it must be great because, you know, she's a supermodel and she always looks glamorous and he's got this beautiful voice and they must have this incredible life. Then you realize at the end of the day they're two human beings who probably have problems just like everybody else.
Kim felt bad for the couple as well. I would never wish anyone to go through a divorce. ... You don't know what they're going through.
As for seeing Heidi at the Golden Globes and if she dished on the split Kardashian responded, No, adding, I didn't talk to her about it. I'm sure they're really private and are going through their struggles themselves. You just gotta give your friends that privacy and respect.
Marriage Unravels in Front of TV Cameras
Kim Kardashian's marriage and divorce were anything but private. And some find it quite coincidental that Kim's marriage to Kris Humphries just so happened to unravel right in front of television cameras.
On Sunday's episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York Kim and Kourtney met with psychic medium John Edward to communicate with their deceased father. Edward hit very close to home during the reading. He predicted Kourtney would announce her pregnancy. Edward then prodded Kim about her failed marriage to music producer Damon Thomas.
Afterwards, Kim dissolved into tears, saying that when Edward asked about her previous marriage she knew her marriage to Humphries had reached its limit.
When he was taking about the divorce stuff, that's why I started to cry, because I honestly feel I can't do this anymore with Kris. I feel like I got into this too fast and I don't want to be married anymore, said a sobbing Kim.
Kim Kardashian wants a divorce! The Jan. 22 episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York finally shows us just how unhappy Kim is in her marriage with Kris Humphries. It's just unfortunate how she's telling the camera and not her husband! wrote Hollywood Life reporter Chloe Melas.
It's great that Kim is being honest with her feelings but shouldn't she be talking about this first with her husband?