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  • Kris Jenner: Kim Kardashian did not make any money off of her wedding; married for love

    Kris Jenner (X17 Online)

    Kris Jenner went into damage control Wednesday, answering questions and promoting her daughter Kim’s generosity instead of her new memoir, “Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian.”

    Appearing on “Johnjay and Rich” Tuesday and “Today” Wednesday morning, the 55-year-old queen of the Kardashian and Jenner empire said daughter Kim did not marry for money and did not make a profit off of her wedding.

    “She didn’t make a dime off of this wedding,” Jenner told “Johnjay and Rich” Tuesday. “She actually spent millions of dollars on this wedding, so it’s not something that she thought would not ever be happily ever after.”

    Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner (X17 Online)

    It has been estimated that Kardashian’s marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries brought in upwards of $18 million for the couple. E! Network, the home of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and all of its spinoffs, had exclusive rights to the August 20 wedding footage, which they aired in a special “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding.”

    Kardashian also sold her wedding and engagement photographs to People magazine, but Jenner was quick to shoot down rumors that she made millions from that venture.

    Jenner put the figures for the photos at “less than a million, but more than a half million.” She insisted to “Today” host Ann Curry that the money went to the remainder of her wedding bill.

    “She paid for the wedding,” Jenner insisted.

    “We don’t sell television rights, our network has been amazing to us,” Jenner said. Ultimately, she said of Kim’s E! payday “we were paid to do our television show,” as they had been in the past.

    “It makes me feel sad,” Jenner said of the public’s notion that Kardashian married for money. “It certainly wasn’t a sham. We have enough going on in our show to not have to make things up.”

    “I thought she was in love with him,” she added. “I had no idea there was a problem at the time.”

    Jenner also said that reports of her daughter’s engagement ring costing $2 million were not true.

    “It was less than half of that,” she said of the 20.5 carat diamond.

    Kardashian is currently in Australia, promoting her handbag line with sister Khloe Kardashian and brother –in-law Lamar Odom.

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