Kim Kardashian insisted marriage was happy until the bitter end


View Photo Gallery: The reality star and fashionista split from basketball player Kris Humphries only two months after their cable-broadcast wedding. Here’s a look back at her life in the spotlight.

Kim Kardashian is on the cover of December’s Marie Claire, sporting her huge engagement ring and insisting that her doomed marriage to Kris Humphries was a happy one.

In the interview conducted somewhere in between “I do” and “Actually, I don’t,” Kardashian stays on message, saying, “I feel like where we're at right now is the best time in my life.”

In retrospect, there were more than a few red flags that Kardashian’s fairy-tale wedding was going to end badly. For example, she knew the groom for only six months before becoming engaged. Kardashian told the magazine, “We felt like, 'Why wait?’ . . . It's fun to have a partner who understands your life and lets you be you.”

After the split, Kardashian confessed to being “caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show” when she should have ended the relationship with her hubby-to-be.

The 31-year-old reality star also discussed her first marriage to music producer Damon Thomas. (Grain-of-salt warning: Humphries, apparently, learned about her first walk down the aisle on season six of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”)

“As unhappy as I was, and as happy as I am now not to be in that relationship, I learned so much from it: who I wanted to be, who I never wanted to be — you take all those issues and move on,” she told Marie Claire.

What are a few of the things she learned? ”I learned how to cook and do a lot of marital things. It definitely taught me what being a wife is all about. I think it means taking care of each other's needs and being there for someone unconditionally.”

There’s always next time.

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