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I married for love but it wasn't the fairy tale I hoped for, Kim tells fans

KIM Kardashian has said she never meant to hurt anyone by ending her marriage after just 72 days.

The 31-year-old reality TV star posted a message to her fans on her website yesterday, one day after filing for divorce from pro basketball player Kris Humphries, whom she married in a lavish ceremony that aired as a two-hour TV special on E!

Kardashian said that while she "married for love" she admitted that she "got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show".

"When I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn't know how to and I didn't want to disappoint a lot of people," she wrote.

Kardashian added: "It just didn't turn out to be the fairy tale I had so badly hoped for.

"I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed into something too soon."

Kardashian and Humphries dated for nine months before marrying in August. She went on to say that reports that she made millions of dollars from the wedding "are simply not true".

Twitter and Facebook were filled with anti-Kardashian sentiments yesterday, including some photos that were reposted thousands of times. One photo showed the happy wedding couple gazing adoringly at each other above large type that read, "If you think gay marriage cheapens the institution, two words ... Kim Kardashian."