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Kim Kardashian's brief marriage to Kris Humphries has been the topic of much public ridicule, but former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Shannen Doherty completely empathizes with the Keeping Up the Kardashians star. Doherty, 40, has experienced two short-lived marriages, and she praises Kardashian for having the strength to extricate herself from a failing relationship.
"My one or two other marriages... weren't so great, and they were quickie," the actress -- who is now happily married to photographer Kurt Iswarienko -- told reporters at the recent Television Critics Press Tour, according to People. "My heart goes out to her. I know that. And I also applaud anybody who gets out of something if it's not working regardless of the terrible jokes and press that's going to come at them."
Doherty and singer-actor Ashley Hamilton were famously married in 1993 after knowing each other just two weeks -- and they split five months later. She also married Rick Salomon (a.k.a. the costar in Paris Hilton's sex tape) back in 2002, but the couple called it quits the following year.
But Doherty, just who married Kurt Iswarienko in October, feels that this time she's found real love.
"I truly, truly, truly believe in love, and I may have messed it up once or twice before. But, you know, I met Kurt, and the world sort of stood still for a second," she told People. "He just instantly sort of felt like my best friend. And I thought, 'Okay. This is different from what I felt before. So this one is going to stick.'"
That echoes the sentiment Kardashian, 31, expressed in December, following her divorce. "I believe in love, always," she said at the time. But would she consider marriage again? "Absolutely." We -- and Shannen Doherty -- are glad to hear it.
Doherty's new WEtv reality series Shannen Says, which chronicles her road to the altar, debuts in April.