Kim Kardashian Talks Life Post-Humphries

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Reality star Kim Kardashian walks the red carpet at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: CNN

By Tomika Anderson — Special to CNN

(CNN) — Kim Kardashian sounded off about her failed marriage on “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday.

The reality star told Jay Leno she should have listened to her family when they warned her about marrying ex-hubby Kris Humphries.

Though she never mentioned the New Jersey Nets player by name, Kardashian insisted that she truly loved him, which is why she wasn’t open to anyone else’s opinions.

“I’m a person, when I’m in love, you can’t tell me anything. And you gotta go through it yourself. So, I did what I believed in doing, and sometimes you don’t want to hear what your family has to say,” she said.

“You look back and you’re like, ‘OK, that was a sign,’ or, you know, ‘Maybe I should have listened to them,” she added. “But, I wouldn’t have been who I am today had I not gone through that.”

Fortunately, Kardashian said, her family was there for her when everything fell apart. She said she moved in with her mom, Kris, for four months afterward, bringing only one bag of clothes with her – just sweats and UGG boots.

Kardashian and Humphries – who were married last fall – were only hitched for 72 days before ending their marriage in October 2011.

“I pride myself, and my family, on being an open book. This is what we do. We share our lives on a reality show. When this is our reality, and this is what’s really happening, we show it,” she said, adding, “I didn’t know the media would be so brutal with it.”

So, would her marriage have imploded had the couple not been under such intense public scrutiny?

Kardashian thinks so.

“I truly, honestly believe it would have been the same thing,” she said. “We are exactly who we are, whether the cameras are on or off, and that’s why I love my family so much. What you see is what you get. I showed my life and the reality of my life and it might not be pretty all the time, but it’s who I am and I learned so much from it.”