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If there's one thing Kim Kardashian wants everyone to take away from her upcoming divorce to Kris Humphries after only 72 days of marriage, it's that she "married for love." The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took to her personal blog Tuesday to open up about her decision to divorce her 26-year-old NBA-player husband.
In an attempt to be honest and open with her fans, Kardasian, 31, expresses regret over her decision to marry Humphries on national television, addresses rumors of the millions in profits she allegedly made from her wedding, and reveals what she's going to do with her wedding gifts.
"First and foremost, I married for love," she writes. "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!"
And, according to Kim, she's a person who believes in love -- perhaps a little bit too much.
"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," she continues. "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."
Now that she's taken the step to move on from the relationship, Kim hopes that people won't be disappointed in her. "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," she writes. "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."
As for those reports claiming that Kim "made millions of dollars off of the wedding," she says they are "simply not true."
"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," she adds (though there's no mention of what she'll be doing with her expensive engagement ring).
"I'm sorry if I have hurt anyone," she concludes, "but my dad always told me to follow my heart and I believe now that I really am."
Kardashian's sisters have talked openly to the press about the situation, and earlier this morning her mother Kris Jenner defended Kim's actions to Ann Curry on the Today show (watch the interview below). Like her daughter, Jenner shot down reports that the wedding had been a big moneymaker. She claims that Kim and Kris made "less than a million" from the sale of wedding photos and that "at the end of the day, that money went toward the wedding." What's more, she says that Kim's daughter's reportedly $2 million engagement ring was "less than half of that."
"It makes me feel sad that some people are reacting that way," Jenner said. "Certainly wasn't a sham. Certainly wasn't for TV. We have enough going on that we don't have to make things up."
As for any hope of reconciliation, Jenner says "that's a Kim and Kris question." She seems to be rooting for the couple to stay split up, and hasn't talked to Humphries since news of Kardashian's filing for divorce hit the Web. But Jenner doesn't see anything wrong with her middle daughter's rush to the altar, or divorce so soon after. In fact, she saw the decision as being in line with the rest of her family's marriages.
"Khloe got married in nine days. And everyone went, 'Oh goodness, that's so fake, not real.' Meanwhile, two years later I've never seen two people more in love," she said. "Bruce (Jenner) and I met and married within five months, and 20 years later, we're still married. I had no reason to believe that Kim after six months wouldn't work out because the rest of us have kind of done it that way."