Kim Kardashian talks Kanye split, says she owes Kris Humphries an apology

Kim gets candid about her relationships in ‘KUWTK’ reunion.
Published June 18, 2021 10:20 a.m. EST
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Just because the show is over doesn’t mean the Kardashians are done spilling the tea. On June 17, the first installment of the Andy Cohen-hosted Keeping Up With the Kardashians: The Family Curtain aired, and during it, Kim was more than candid about her past relationships.

Okay, so the reality mogul didn’t give away all of the dirty details about her love life. In fact, when Cohen straight-up asked her why her marriage with Kanye West didn’t work, she revealed, “I honestly don’t think I would even say it, here on TV.”

However, she did reveal that it wasn’t one specific thing that led to their divorce, and that she and Kanye will always be family.

“I think it was just a general difference of opinion on a few things that led to this decision,” she said. “In no way would I want someone to think that I didn’t give it my all, or really try. You know, we have four kids. There’s nothing that… kids want more than to see their parents together. I lived that myself,” she added, in reference to her mother Kris’ divorce from Rob Kardashian in 1991.

“We have an amazing co-parenting relationship,” Kim continued. “I respect him so much, and I think we’ll have — You know, that was my friend first, first and foremost, and for a long time, so I can’t see that going away. I will forever be Kanye’s biggest fan.”

Kim officially filed for divorce from Kanye in February. Since then West has publicly moved on with model Irina Shayk, and Kim has been romantically linked to a few people, including CNN host Van Jones and singer Maluma. She denied both of those romances at the reunion, however she did open up about her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries.

When speaking about her second marriage to the NBA player, which went down on an episode of the show, Kim revealed that she never should have gone through with it. In fact, her mom knew it wasn’t the right decision and offered to help, but Kim felt too much pressure.

“What you said to me was, ‘Go, I’m going to put you in a car. No one will find you. Just leave and I’ll handle it,'” Kim recalled during the reunion. “I thought, ‘OK, we’re filming this for a TV show. If I leave, I’m going to be known as the runaway bride forever. It’s going to be a huge joke, and I think I just had cold feet.'”

Kim also explained that even though she filed for divorce the same month that the wedding episode aired, it was never faked for TV as some fans believe. “I felt pressure, I thought I was going to let everyone down,” she explained.

“The show paid us, obviously, a fee to film the show. I took my entire fee and probably Kris’ [fee] because I wanted a bigger wedding than what they were going to pay for. So I used all of our production money on the wedding. So, if that was, like, fake, I would have saved my money!”

Since then, Kim has tried to apologize to Humphries for how things ended, however, he apparently has no interest in talking to her. During the reunion, Kim admitted that she tried calling him for months to say how sorry she was for the way she handled the divorce, but he never answered. He also ignored her when she ran into him and his friends one time at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

“I was so nervous to break up with someone,” she said. “I handled it totally the wrong way. I fully broke up with him in the worst way and I couldn’t — I just didn’t know how to deal. I learned so much from it.”

According to Kim, Humphries wanted an annulment because of his faith, and that’s why he claimed fraud when he filed—not because he was conned into marrying her. “If I was mature, I would have wanted the annulment too,” she said. “I wish I was only married once.”

Kim was previously married to Damon Thomas, whom she wed when she was 19 years old.

The next part of the KUWTK reunion airs Sunday, June 20 at 8 pET on E!. 


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