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Kim Kardashian talks divorce in Australia

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Oprah Book ClubMaking for quite possibly the worst thing to happen to Australia since those shark attacks in the summer of 2001 and Vegemite, Kim Kardashian made a stop in the land down under on the international leg of her Divorce Tour 2011.

Kardashian, with sister Khloe by her side, visited an Australian talk show where she cleared the air about a few things. Mainly, that her 72-day marriage was not a money-grubbing publicity stunt and she is selflessly not taking time for herself as to not disappoint her fans. That’s right PopWatchers, she’s doing this for us. Watch the interview below:

“It’s a really tough thing to go through,” Kardashian said of the split, adding that she wasn’t “ready to get into the details of it.” But the reality star, who said she was most upset by the “rumors of money and dollar signs” about her modest affair, acknowledged, “It’s kind of what you get from living your life so publicly on a reality show.” (Kim, would you almost venture to say you pay for what you get?… What? Too soon?)

Kardashian also told the Aussie press that her fans would have been “devastated” had she not aired her wedding after they went on the “journey” of her relationship with Kris Humphries with her, and that while she wanted time to herself post-divorce, she simply couldn’t disappoint her Australia fans.

Of course, she can’t go on living her life in the public eye just for us, PopWatchers, no. (“We want to share these great times [with fans] but when you want to, kind of, have some time for yourself … it’s like you’re not allowed to, per se, like in the public,” she eloquently explained.) In fact, in light of all the scrutiny and attention, Kardashian said, “It teaches me I kind of want to step back a little bit.” And, really, haven’t we all learned some valuable lessons from this?

Meanwhile, back in America, the E! network is scrambling with what to do with all their Kardashian programming. According to the Associated Press, the channel has opted to air a rerun of Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event on Thursday night with a disclaimer about the divorce. (You know, in case you hadn’t heard.) “I don’t even know if Kim has had a chance to emotionally process this the way that she needs to,” Suzanne Kolb, the president of E!, told the AP, warning adding,” I don’t have any indication that this is going to change her career path.”

Do you think Kim Kardashian will make good on her word that she might take “a step back”, PopWatchers? Will Australia ever be able to forgive us? Share in the comments section below.

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