After arriving in Australia on Tuesday (leaving the U.S. above), Kim Kardashian sent out a lengthy message via Twitter.

On Monday, the reality starlet, 31, filed for divorce from Kris Humphries, 26, her husband of just 72 days. The news ignited a firestorm of speculation over what went wrong and whether the marriage was real in the first place -- or just made for TV.

KimKardashianTwitterStatement230.jpgKim addresses the buzz:

    " … I married for love. … I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show! … contemplating whether to even film my wedding was a tough decision to make, and maybe it turned out to not be the smartest decision."

Kardashian admits to making a mistake:

    "I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something … 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."

And she offers an apology:

    " … I hope you respect my courage because this isn’t easy to go through. ... I accept full responsibility for my actions … I’m sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart I believe now that I really am."

See the full post from Kim after the jump.