Kris Jenner: Kim Kardashian "Didn't Make a Dime" Off Her Wedding

Entertainment Nov. 1, 2011 AT 3:32PM
Kris Jenner: Kim Kardashian "Didn't Make a Dime" Off Her Wedding Credit: AP Photo/Evan Agostini; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Mom knows best, but Kris Jenner's also aware that Kim Kardashian is an adult capable of making her own decisions!

In an interview with Johnjay and Rich on Tuesday, Jenner, 55, said it was "of course" news to her when Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries on Monday after 72 days of marriage. 

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"Kim had to make a very difficult decision," Jenner told Johnjay and Rich. "But she needed to do that on her own. You know, she's not 5 years old. She's a 30-year-old woman who definitely needs my support right now." (Kardashian actually turned 31 on Oct. 21.) "[But] whatever her decision was at the time, I'm just here to support her as her mom and make sure she's okay today," Jenner said.

"[Kim's] not the first person in the world to get a divorce or have something like this happen to, and she won't be the last," the Kardashian matriarch added. "She just happens to be a very public person with a couple of television shows on the air so it makes it bigger than life."

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One rumor Jenner would like to dispel is that her daughter "made millions" off of her two-part wedding special, Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, that premiered on E! earlier this month.

"She didn't make a dime off of this wedding," Jenner said. "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 Jenner has no hard feelings towards E!. "We have the most amazing network in the world," she gushed. "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."

When asked by Johnjay and Rich whether Kardashian and Humphries, 26, should've tried counseling or working out their issues before calling it quits, Jenner spoke from personal experience. "I met and married Bruce [Jenner] in five months. And it's 20 years later, and we're still going strong," she explained. "Obviously, I feel that way about marriage. It has its ups and downs."

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"But Kim felt this was the decision for her," she added. "I can't judge her. I can't speculate for her, I can just love her… It's just a horrible, horrible situation. I feel bad for the kids."

As for the wedding gifts Kim and Humphries received? "I'm sure Kim will make a ginormous donation, as she does all the time anyway, very quietly, to a wonderfully deserving charity or children's hospital or something like that," her mom said.

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"People just have to stop judging," Jenner added. "Take a step back. Let Kim do what she needs to do and just be supportive. It's not easy."

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