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Kim Kardashian puts divorce decision down to intuition

Kim Kardashian has sat down for her first interview since announcing her intention to divorce Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage, revealing she felt obliged to follow her "intuition".

The reality TV star started divorce proceedings against the basketball player on Monday (31Oc11), just weeks after their much-publicised August (11) nuptials.

Kim Kardashian jetted to Australia for a business trip hours after the news broke, but she failed to escape the spotlight and journalists' probing questions.

In an interview with Aussie morning show Sunrise on Thursday (03Nov11), she was asked why she decided to go ahead and file divorce papers.

She replied, "I think when you know so deep in your heart that you just have to listen to your intuition and follow your heart, there's no right or wrong thing to do, so I really believe that."

The brunette beauty also admitted her private life has become too open to the public after years of starring in fly-on-the-wall reality TV shows, and she now wants to take some time off to get over the split.

When asked about speculation her marriage was a money-spinning sham, she explained, "It's kind of what you get for living your life so publicly on a reality show. I get that... but I think that also just teaches me I kind of want to step back a little bit.

"Of course I do want that time to be with myself and close friends and family. I don't think you ever prepare yourself for when that time is. So, I will get that time somewhere in the near future.

"I do want some time really to myself and it's a really tough thing to go through, but I didn't want to bail on everyone and kind of skip out on this commitment here (in Australia)."