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Why Kim Kardashian Won't Give an Exclusive Post-Divorce Interview

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The reality star’s tight-locked prenup prevents her from slamming soon-to-be-ex-husband Kris Humphries in the press – and vice-versa.

The Kardashian clan is notorious for making money off selling engagement and wedding photos and weight-loss announcements to the weekly magazines. But no media outlet is getting an exclusive "Why I Left Him" story from Kim Kardashian, surprisingly.  

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It seems her prenup with Kris Humphries has locked her out of saying anything negative about her soon-to-be-ex-husband -- and vice versa – at this time. A source close to the Kardashian camp tells The Hollywood Reporter that it is not yet clear whether a specific time frame has been set, or if there are loopholes, including a clause which would allow Kim to defend false allegations made against her.

So much for the estimated $300,000 such a story could bring her, though Us Weekly, People and Life & Style each ran Kardashian cover stories without a securing new exclusive. Life & Style, however, included quotes that had been obtained prior to the Oct. 31 divorce filing, labeling it: “First Interview.”

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That doesn't mean that the family has circled the wagons and stayed out of the spotlight. On the day of Kim's divorce announcement, Kris Jenner made a live TV appearance on QVC to shill her line, even though she could have backed out. Promoting the family brand was apparently more important.
 
Jenner has also made recent appearances on the Today show, The View and Good Morning America to promote her new book, Kris Jenner… And All Things Kardashian, and defend her daughter’s decision against critics.

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Kim headed to Australia on Nov. 1 to promote the Kardashian Kollection for Sears, though she promptly fled due to a barrage of media questions regarding her split. In one of her few appearances, the reality star tip-toed around divorce questions, delicately replying that, “There’s really no right thing to do. I don’t think I’m ready to get into the details of that.”
 
“I think when you know so deep in your heart, that you just have to listen to your intuition and follow your heart,” she said.

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For his part, Humphries released two statements. “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce,” Humphries told E! News. “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” A second statement went to TMZ.
 
Certainly many outlets have been vying for Kim’s first interview, though the family’s tight-knit relationship with E! could bode well for the network, which is home to all Ryan Seacrest-produced Kardashian programming. When news of the Kim’s divorce filing broke, E! was the first to confirm, while other networks were forced to wait before receiving correspondence from her reps.