Kim Kardashian West has said she almost became a “runaway bride” before her 72-day marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries.
The reality star told a Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion special she had cold feet before tying the knot, but denied claims the wedding was a ploy to boost ratings.
Kardashian West married Humphries in August 2011 but filed for divorce that October.
She revealed her mother, Kris Jenner, had offered her an escape route on the eve of the wedding but she feared being “known as the runaway bride forever”.
“I felt like I was going to let everyone down,” she said, admitting she felt “pressured” to go through with it.
The 40-year-old said she realised she had made the wrong decision when she arrived in Italy for the honeymoon and was “miserable” when they returned to New York, even commenting that her then-husband’s size 17 shoes made her feel claustrophobic.
She said she “absolutely” owes Humphries an apology and explained he was very “faith-based” so had wanted an annulment.
“The only legal way to get an annulment is if fraud is involved. So he marked fraud to get an annulment,” she said, although this decision fuelled rumours the wedding was a stunt.
The TV star was sitting down with her sisters for a reunion of their show following its end last week after 14 years.
She also discussed her marriage to Kanye West, which ended in February after six years.
Asked why the pair split, Kardashian West refused to offer any details but said: “I honestly don’t think I would say it here on TV, but it was not one specific thing that happened on either part.
“It was just a general difference of opinions on a few things that led to this decision and in no way would I want someone to think I didn’t give it my all, or not really try.”
She added the pair have an “amazing co-parenting” arrangement, saying: “I will forever be Kanye’s biggest fan. He’s the father of my kids. Kanye will always be family.”
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The star also revealed her infamous sex tape – released before KUWTK aired in 2007 – was her one regret.
“That is something I have to live with for the rest of my life. That is something that’s like, held over my head,” she said.
“I try not to have any regrets but it’s probably the one thing I wish didn’t exist and if I could erase any of the stupid things I’ve done in life, that’s probably it.
“And it’s more so from being a mum than anything.”