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Kim Kardashian: Intuition led to divorce decision

By Kristen Gelineau

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:45 a.m. HST, Nov 03, 2011

SYDNEY >> A grim-looking Kim Kardashian said "intuition" led her to end her 72-day-old marriage, insisting in an Australian television interview on Thursday there was no "right or wrong" way to handle the situation.

The hosts of Australia's "Sunrise" program grilled the 31-year-old reality TV star on how hard she worked to save her brief marriage to pro basketball player Kris Humphries, asking whether she had sought counseling before filing for divorce.

"I think when you know so deep in your heart that you just have to listen to your intuition, and follow your heart," Kardashian replied. "There's no right or wrong thing to do."

Kardashian, who is in Australia with her sister Khloe to promote a line of handbags, has faced withering criticism since she filed for divorce from Humphries on Monday after just 10 weeks of marriage. Her lavish, black-tie wedding was featured in a two-part, four-hour special on the American entertainment network E!, and critics have called it a greedy, moneymaking publicity stunt that garnered her millions of dollars. E! executives denied they orchestrated the nuptials.

"I think what really just, I think, upsets me most is that there has been from the start so many rumors of money and dollar signs ... and so much of it not being true," Kardashian said.

But when pressed to more directly address the accusations that the marriage was a sham, the stony-faced star replied: "I think that's all I'm really going to say about the situation right now, and just kind of focus on why we're here in Australia."

She and Khloe then quickly steered the conversation to their "Kardashian Kollection" handbags.

In a separate interview on Australia's Channel 10, Kardashian insisted she "married for love."

"Anyone that would get married for a TV show — it's just, you know, ridiculous," she said. "And it's just sad that I even have to defend that."

She also said she has not decided what to do with her 20.5-carat engagement ring, or with the gifts she received from her $172,000 wedding registry.

Kardashian rose to fame after a sex tape featuring her and a former boyfriend went public. She parlayed her notoriety into modeling gigs, a lucrative reality TV empire and fashion and beauty lines.

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on November 3,2011 | 06:34AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
You can't really blame her as she has made a fortune off of all the publicity and all the sales from her products. Obviously, if E! was not making any money off of her she would be yesterday's old news. But given her longevity people must really watch her shows and buy her stuff. We as a society, I guess, are voyeurs. We love to watch people doing in their lives from brushing their teeth to getting married.
on November 3,2011 | 10:33AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Actually, you gotta blame the idiot public for buying into a no talent bimbo like the Kardashians.
on November 3,2011 | 10:54AM
laachang wrote:
Media-Based Prostitute. Ha!!! I love it!!! Good one!!
on November 3,2011 | 01:19PM
mudsprkt1 wrote:
Of course the marriage had to end. She was so much into loving herself more than anything or anyone else. What a joke. Whatever happened to the Institution of Marriage......Such B>S>
on November 3,2011 | 07:15AM
51butterflies wrote:
The sacredness of the institution of marriage is violated, made mockery of, in my opinion with the overdone publicity of this event. I will not judge her motives, this is not mine to do. I do wish for news highlites that focus on the good deeds that others are doing to help each other - human interest stories. Enuf in the news about failed marriages, sex scandals. We need more uplifting news in this troubled society, to affect HOPE, and PONO and to overcome/RISE ABOVE all the 'rubbish, hurts, negativity' that bombards our brief life times.
on November 3,2011 | 07:35AM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
The Kar-trashians are doing what they do best -- that is anything for money. They have taken the Gypsy sideshow to a new, high tech level. In the old days, Gypsies, who by the way emanate from the Kar-trashinans are originally from -- Armenia -- would roll into town with their wagons and put on a mini-carnival, including dancing girls who after the show engaged in the world's oldest profession. Now thanks to cable T.V., where it is possible to put on trashy shows nationwide cheaply, and the internet where you can post videos for free, all Kim Kar-trashian had to do was leak her intimate video onto the internet, then have her mother, who is the madame of the family of girls, in the true sense of the red light district meaning of that word, coordinate a reality T.V. Gypsy sideshow. The culmination of the sideshow was the wedding, which raked in millions in advertising money, then the divorce which, by the way was timed for the day before the new Kar-trashian store opened.
on November 3,2011 | 08:54AM
KekoaBradshaw wrote:
Why does anyone care about these parasites, the Kardashians, and why does the Star-Advertiser devote ANY space to covering them?
on November 3,2011 | 10:14AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
The sad part, actually, is that we actually buy into the hype and watch shows that feature her and buy all the things she is peddling.
on November 3,2011 | 10:29AM
bullturd wrote:
I never did watch her/their show. It's the real life of Sex in the city l & ll. Disgusting and trashy.
on November 3,2011 | 11:40AM
mitt_grund wrote:
Yep, greed and narcissism led to marriage. All those residuals from re-broadcasting the multi-million dollar nuptials. But boredom must have set in pretty quickly - call that "intuition". How many more Kardashian marriages will the American public watch in vicarious orgasmic joy? What was that about a fool being born?
on November 3,2011 | 11:27AM
chryw8 wrote:
hey kim, you should have used your intuition to NOT get married.
on November 3,2011 | 11:41AM
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