Kim announced she was splitting with husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage yesterday (31.10.11), and her mother has revealed the decision was a shock to her and she is doing all she can to help her deal with it.
She said: "Of course [it was news to me]. Kim had to make a very difficult decision. But she had to do that on her own. You know, she's not five years old. She's a 30-year-old woman who definitely needs my support right now.
"Whatever her decision was at the time, I'm just here to support her as her mum and make sure she's OK too."
Kris also claims the divorce is not that unusual but simply magnified because of her daughter's fame.
She 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.
"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."
She also added she is not judging Kim for her decision to split.
She added to Kiss FM radio show 'Johnjay and Rich': "I can't judge her. I can't speculate for her. I can just love her. It's just a horrible, horrible situation.
"People have to stop judging her. Take a step back. Let Kim do what she needs to do and just be supportive. It's not easy."