Kim Kardashian: Don't Call My Marriage a 'Business Decision'
01/23/2012 AT 07:20 PM EST
"If you really think about it, if [the marriage] was a business decision, and I really made all that money that everyone was claiming that we made off this wedding, and if the wedding was fake and just for TV … I'm a smart business woman. I would have stayed married longer," Kardashian said sarcastically, while appearing as Kelly Ripa's co-host on Live! With Kelly Monday morning. "This was a bad business decision. If you really think about it, it doesn't make sense."
Kardashian, 31, told Ripa, she fled to her mother's house with two pairs of sweatpants and a pair of pajamas immediately after filing for divorce. Since then, she said, she's been splitting her time between her mom's and her sister Kourtney's house.
"I really did some soul-searching, and I needed that," she said. "I needed to just be with the family."
The socialite and reality TV star, who called herself as a "hopeless romantic," told Ripa she was surprised by the vitriol her divorce inspired.
"It's been a hard couple of months," Kardashian admitted. "I really didn't think that following my heart would create this much backlash."