For the first time, Kim Kardashian spoke up publicly about her divorce from Kris Humphries, as she stepped in to perform co-hosting duties on Live with Kelly in New York City.
Kim Kardashian, 31, who wore a figure-hugging lace red dress, said: “It’s been a hard couple of months.”
The reality star hit back at claims the wedding was just a publicity stunt.
“If you really think about it, if this was a business decision and I really made all that money that everyone was claiming that we made off this wedding, and if the wedding was fake and just for TV, I’m a smart businesswoman, I would have stayed married longer.”
Kim Kardashian added: “I really didn’t think following my heart would create this much backlash.”
She insisted she “tried everythin” to make the relationship work, adding: “I want that forever love, and if I feel in my heart this isn’t right, then why wait years to have the same results?”
Kim Kardashian revealed that after the split, she packed “two pairs of sweatpants and a pair of pyjamas” and moved in with her mother, Kris Jenner, to do “some soul searching”.
The self-proclaimed “hopeless romantic” hasn’t give up on love though, adding: “I think I just learned that I need to rewrite my fairytale.”
Kim Kardashian was certainly excited about being asked to join Kelly Ripa on the show.
She tweeted today: “Up early glamming for @LiveKelly! Tune in this morning! Xo.”
Kim Kardashian later added: “Going live with @LiveKelly tun into ABC east coast!”
Kelly Ripa – who recently signed a new five-year deal to stay with the show – has had a succession of guest hosts since Regis Philbin’s departure in November. No full-time replacement has been appointed.
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian has admitted that she broke down in tears while watching last night’s emotional episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
Kim Kardashian – who filed for divorce from in October after just 72 days of marriage – has been seen constantly arguing with the basketball star during the current season of the reality show.