Kim Kardashian’s mom claims her daughter netted nothing from her $10 million wedding.
“Kim definitely made money from the pictures,” Kris Jenner said on ABC’s “The View” today, referring to wedding photos Kardashian and her estranged husband Kris Humphries sold to People magazine for a reported $2.5 million. “We all got our shooting fees from doing the show [but] when it was all said and done Kim had to pay a lot of money.”
Jenner said that Kardashian put her own money into making “her fairy tale dream come true.”
“Did they net or gross any amount of money? Absolutely not,” she said.
Jenner, who was on “The View” to promote her new memoir, said that her daughter “felt like she married for love.” Jenner said she doesn’t know why Kardashian filed for divorce.
“She said ‘Mommy, this is what I feel I need to do. Please trust me,’” Jenner said, adding that Kardashian came to the decision “with a lot of prayer and a lot of meditation.”
“It’s a tough time for the family and for Kim and for everybody involved,” Jenner said, choking up. “It’s really hard to go through this on a public stage.”
Asked what will become of Kardashian’s 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring, Jenner said, “That’s a good question. I don’t know.”
Across the world, Kardashian reiterated the same points.
“I do, you know, want to make clear that I would never marry for a TV show, for money, for anything like that,” she said today on the Australian radio show “Kyle and Jackie O.” ”And I think that’s really ridiculous that I have to even, you know, kind of defend that. But I guess that’s what comes along when you film your wedding for a reality show.”
Kardashian has repeatedly rebuked reports that she engineered her wedding for a payday, writing on her blog Tuesday night that she’s “donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation.” The Dream Foundation confirmed to ABCNews.com that Kardashian has reached out to make a donation.
Besides the reported $2.5 million she got from People, Kardashian is said to have made between $12 and $15 million for the E! TV special about her nuptials. She also reportedly banked hundreds of thousands of dollars for selling exclusive rights to her engagement announcement, bridal shower and bachelorette party.
On Monday, the day Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries after 72 days of marriage, the New York Times calculated that the couple made $10,358.80 per hour of marriage, or $5,179.40 each if split evenly.