Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
10/27/2011 at 01:00 PM EDT
and Kris Humphries pulled off their fairy tale wedding
– but instant marital bliss?
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 GRAYFor more about how Humphries fits in with the Kardashian clan, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now