Kim Kardashian's Mom Claims She Didn't Profit Off Of Ill-Fated Marriage

Kris Jenner
Andrew Southam

“People couldn’t believe we chose to do the cover of Playboy,” Kris (at home) says of Kim’s December 2007 issue. “I thought it was a great business decision; it was something to be proud of. It became controversial, which then made it more iconic. I was like, bring it on!”

Kris Jenner also said she was surprised like the rest of the world when Kardashian filed for divorce from husband of 72 days Kris Humphries on Monday.

In the wake of her daughter Kim Kardashian's Monday divorce filing, Kris Jenner has been busy making media appearances. 

The media-mogul mom, who The Hollywood Reporter reported is set to appear on NBC's Today show and ABC's The VIew Wednesday, also called in to the Johnjay and Rich radio show Tuesday, to discuss her daughter's decision to divorce husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage (and promote her new book, Kris Jenner ... And All Things Kardashian, on stands Tuesday). 

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Jenner, who claims she was taken by surprise along with the rest of the world when Kardashian filed Monday, also said the reality star did not make money off of her big day, for which as THR reported she was paid $1.5 million by People magazine for day-of-photos, between $30,000 and $100,000 from Us Weekly for honeymoon photos, and $100,000 from OK! for her bridal shower pics. 

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"She didn't make a dime off of this wedding," Jenner said on the radio program. "She actually spent millions of dollars on this wedding, so it's not something that she thought would ever not be happily ever after."

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But, according to Jenner, the family doesn't harbor any resentment towards the E! Network, which airs the family's many shows, including Keeping Up With the Kardashians  and Kim and Kourney Take New York, for publicizing, and profiting off of Kardashian's nuptials (as THR reported, E! charged $100,000 for ad space during the two-part wedding special: Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, which ran Oct. 9 and 10).  

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"We have the most amazing network in the world, they've been really, really good to us" she said. "They feel so bad for Kim as a person. This is about a human being. It's not about necessarily a television show. They've been so supportive and so wonderful to us."

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Kardashian also spoke out Tuesday regarding the divorce, writing on her blog, "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, adding, “And didn’t want to disappoint a lot of people.”