Right after her daughter Kim wrote an open letter to her fans saying she married Kris Humphries for love, not money, mom Kris Jenner went on the "Today" show to confirm that her daughter's 72-day marriage was real.
"It certainly wasn't a sham, [and it] certainly wasn't for TV. We have enough going on on our show that we don't have to make things up," she told Ann Curry Wednesday. "[Kim] felt that she was in love with him. It was an amazing time...I had no idea there was a problem at the time. It saddens all of us."
Kris Jenner also denies that the rights to Kim's marriage were purchased by E! for a rumored $17 million. "Not true," she says. "We profited, or she profited from the wedding? Absolutely false." OK, there's a clarification:
They didn't make $20 million, but "they made some money for the pictures that were sold and things like that," Jenner went on, noting that those were purchased for "less than a million, and probably more than half a million dollars, and all of that went into the wedding."
"At the end of the day, that money went towards [paying for] the wedding and Kim had to pay a great deal of money for the balance that was owed for the wedding," she says. In other words, Kris says her daughter paid for the wedding without gaining a profit.
"We don't sell television rights," she continued. "We were all paid to do our television show just like every other episode."
Jenner adds in the interview that she doesn't know who will keep the 20.5 carat ring, and that while she doesn't know its exact cost, it's worth less than the $2 million that's been reported.
As far as those lavish gifts that were requested by Kim and her now estranged husband, mom Kris says that she knows Kim plans on "making very generous contributions to a really deserving charity when she gets home [from Australia] and trying to make that right because she feels really bad about that."
Like Kim, Kris has no regrets about her family's ups and downs being on TV.
"I don't have any regrets, because this is what we do. We have people who have invested in our lives from day one, season one. I feel so blessed and grateful for the TV show."