Some celebrities prefer to keep their personal lives away from the scrutiny of the public eye, but Kim Kardashian would never think of depriving us from a glimpse into her private affairs. Just one day after filing for divorce from her husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, the reality star wrote a heartfelt explanation to her fans about the entire situation on her official blog. She defends the integrity of her marriage and denies that it was just one big PR stunt, writing, "First and foremost, I married for love. 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!" Right, because that doesn't sound like something she would do at all.
Kim explains that although most of her life is (willingly) captured on camera, she was nervous about filming her wedding for a two part, four hour E! special, admitting, "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. Maybe it turned out to not be the smartest decision. But it's who I am!" In other words, she didn't mean to disgrace the sanctity of marriage, but she couldn't help it because it's who she is. She adds that she's always been a hopeless romantic, claiming, "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. I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly."
Kim goes on to say that she realizes now that she got caught up in the whirlwind of planning a wedding and didn't understand what a big mistake she was making until it was too late. And although she can't undo the past, she hopes her fans will sympathize with what she's going through during this difficult time. "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. I never had the intention of hurting anybody and I accept full responsibility for my actions and decisions," she writes.
The E! star also denies making any money off her wedding, despite reports of a $17 million payday. Kim announced that she plans to donate all the wedding gifts to the Dream Foundation out of the goodness of her broken heart. In closing she wrote, "I'm sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart and I believe now that I really am." Well, at least until her inevitable third marriage doesn't work out, but then she'll really, really mean it in her next break up letter.