Posted on Tue Nov 1, 2011 04:30 PM PDT
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.
Kim addresses the buzz:
- " â€¦ I married for love. â€¦ I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show! â€¦ 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 â€¦ I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didnâ€™t know how to and didnâ€™t want to disappoint a lot of people."
And she offers an apology:
- " â€¦ I hope you respect my courage because this isnâ€™t easy to go through. ... I accept full responsibility for my actions â€¦ Iâ€™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.
Kim's full statement:
- "This is probably the hardest thing Iâ€™ve ever had to write. I see all of the support and I am so thankful for my fans, friends and family who are helping me through this difficult time.
I am trying not to read all the different media reports but itâ€™s hard not to see all the negative ones. First and foremost, I married for love. I canâ€™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 itâ€™s who I am! We filmed Kourtney giving birth, Khloe getting married, break ups, make ups, our best moments and our worst moments. These were all real moments. Thatâ€™s what makes us who we are. We share, we give, we love and we are open!
Everyone that knows me knows that Iâ€™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. I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly. I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldnâ€™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 didnâ€™t know how to and didnâ€™t want to disappoint a lot of people.
Iâ€™m being honest here and I hope you respect my courage because this isnâ€™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, and for taking everyone on this journey with me. It just didnâ€™t turn out to be the fairy tale I had so badly hoped for.
There are also reports that I made millions of dollars off of the wedding. These reports are simply not true and it makes me so sad to have to even clarify this. Iâ€™m so grateful to everyone who took the time to come to my wedding and Iâ€™ll be donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation.
Iâ€™m sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart I believe now that I really am."
On Tuesday, Kim's mother, Kris Jenner, gave a radio interview where she also stated that Kim had not earned money from her wedding.
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