Kim Kardashian 'Definitely Tried' With Kris Humphries

'I just need to rewrite my fairy tale,' reality star tells Kelly Ripa while co-hosting 'Live!'

When she wasn't playing with exotic animals during Monday's (January 23) show, Kelly Ripa's latest "Live!" co-host, Kim Kardashian, opened up about her much-publicized split from Kris Humphries, her husband of 72 days.

"I didn't think following my heart would create this much backlash," she said, sitting next to Ripa in a skin-tight red dress. The reality starlet continued that despite reports that she married the basketball player for publicity, she was in it for the long haul.

"I definitely tried everything I felt like I could ... I want babies. I want forever love," she said. "I just felt like, you know, if I feel in my heart that this isn't right, then why wait years to have the same result?"

The Kris/Kim relationship and its demise are currently playing out in front of America on E!'s "Kourtney & Kim Take New York." Admitting that shortly after the split she did some "soul-searching," she added that these days she's had to readjust her ideas on true love. "I really learned that I just need to rewrite my fairy tale," she said.

"Me being a hopeless romantic, I wanted it to work so badly," Kardashian said. "If this was a business decision ... I'm a smart businesswoman. I would have stayed married longer! This was a bad business decision!"

On the same day that Kim opened up about her own split, Heidi Klum and Seal announced that they'd be splitting after seven years of marriage. What's Kim's advice for them in the wake of their own very public split?

"It's so sad," she said. "I would never wish anyone to go through a divorce, but then again after what I went through, you don't really know until you're in this person's shoes ... When I see other people when I might not understand their situation, now I really just step back because you don't really know what they're going through."

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