Kim Kardashian insists she would "never marry for a TV show".

The 31-year-old socialite filed for divorce from Kris Humphries on Monday (31.10.11) after just 72 days of marriage and despite have reportedly made almost $18 million from the union, she is adamant she would never tie the knot just to make money.

Speaking to 2Day FM's 'Kyle & Jackie O Show' in her first Australian interview since the split, Kim - whose nuptials were televised on her regular series and on the E! special 'Kim's Fairytale Wedding' - said: "I do want to make clear that I would never marry for a TV show, for money, or anything like that.

"I think it's really ridiculous that I have to defend that. I guess that's what comes along when you film your wedding for a reality show."

Kim - who divorced her first husband, music producer Damon Thomas, in 2004 - insists she "married for love", but accepts having her nuptials filmed for her reality show 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' was not "the smartest decision".

In a statement posted on her official website, she explained: "First and foremost, I married for love. I can't believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!

"I share so much of my life on a reality show, that contemplating whether to even film my wedding was a tough decision to make, and maybe it turned out to not be the smartest decision. But it's who I am!"

Kim admitted she is a "hopeless romantic" and rushed into her marriage with Kris because she wanted a family of her own "so badly", as well as getting "caught up with the hoopla" of filming the E! wedding special.

She added: "Everyone that knows me knows that I'm a hopeless romantic! I love with all of my heart and soul. I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon. I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly.

"I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn't get off when now I know I probably should have. I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn't know how to and didn't want to disappoint a lot of people."

Kim has reportedly hired divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who has previously represented Britney Spears, Maria Shriver, Angelina Jolie and Ryan Reynolds, and will cite "irreconcilable differences" in her legal documents.