Kris Humphries has insisted that he married Kim Kardashian for love, dispelling rumours that they did it for money.
The New Jersey Nets player married the reality star in a lavish wedding ceremony, after a whirlwind marriage, but they announced their divorce after just 72 days of marriage.
Kim has been annihalated by the media who accused her of marrying Kris to earn millions of dollars in magazine deals and endorsements. However, Kris has insisted that he loved Kim and was not interested in raising his profile.
"To me it was real. I would never go through something or do something that wasn't real or I didn't believe in, so I can really only speak for myself in terms of that," he told Access Hollywood.
"In my life, there [have] been opportunities to make money and I don't believe in what it is. When I was a kid growing up, it was always like, 'Man, one day I want to have this or that', and you work so hard and that's your goal, but like, when you get all those things that you wanted, those things don't make you happy."
"Money only has so much - it doesn't rule my life so I would never do anything strictly for money," he added.
Kris now says that he is in a good place and focusing on his basketball career.