The world is still reeling from the news that Kim Kardashian has decided to end her 72-day-long marriage to Kris Humphries. Just 24 hours after the news first broke, the reality starlet is getting lots of support from the rest of the close-knit Kardashian clan.
"Our sister is going through a difficult time but we're a close family and are sticking together like always," Kourtney Kardashian tweeted. "We appreciate everyone's kindness and support. @KimKardashian, we love you." Meanwhile, outspoken little sister Khloe had a message for all the haters out there. "Reading some [of] these comments r so hurtful. Im grateful 4our fans who understand & r being respectful. Hate is disgusting. Love is everything," she tweeted. "Thank God for family. We are strong and we will only become closer! I love YOU."
The trio's baby brother, Rob, spoke about the divorce after a taping of "Dancing With the Stars." "Everybody, obviously, is not in a good mood," he said backstage after the show. "But we support anything my sister deals with, and that's all we can do," he told The Hollywood Reporter. He also told E!, "My sister is obviously going through a lot and we're obviously very supportive of whatever decision she makes. We're just here as her family just to be with her and be on her side for whatever."
Brittny Gastineau, who attended Kim and Kris' lavish August 20 wedding and even caught the bride's bouquet, spoke to USmagazine.com about the breakup. "I feel bad for any couple that tries to make it," Gastineau said. "Kim has been my best friend for years and I know she is so strong. I have faith in her."
With reactions still rolling in from fans and celebrities alike, more insider information is hitting the streets. E! News reported that a wedding-ring-less Kim has left for Australia with sister Khloe to launch a new handbag line. She had been visited by her stepdad, Bruce Jenner, and a masseuse earlier on Monday.
A source tells People.com that the split has hit the twice-divorced reality star hard. "She rushed into it too fast," the insider explained. "She's holding it together. It's insanely troubling and heartbreaking, but it's a decision she knew had to be made." The source added Kim is "leaning on her family for support. They're the ones she can always trust."