Kim Kardashian: My Newlywed Living Situation Was 'Not Ideal'
10/27/2011 AT 03:00 PM EDT
Soon after saying, "I do," the E! reality star, 31, and her NBA athlete husband, 28, faced tabloid reports that their marriage was already strained. Kardashian herself now admits that the couple's living situation in New York City was a source of stress.
"It's not ideal because you're newlyweds and you want privacy," she recently told PEOPLE, explaining the challenges of living with her new husband and sister Kourtney, her boyfriend Scott Disick and their son Mason while they filmed the second season of Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
But Kardashian's mom Kris Jenner, who says the duo is going "two separate directions [with work]," says she's confident that "they'll figure it out as soon as they get back [to L.A.]."
Reporting by JENNIFER GARCIA and MARK GRAY
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