Kim Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner appeared on TODAY to promote her new book "Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian," but she also wanted to clear up some of the misconceptions surrounding her daughter's marriage to -- and now divorce from -- Kris Humphries.
"It makes me feel sad that some people are reacting that way," Jenner said of the vitriol that's come in the wake of the demise of the 72-day marriage. "It certainly wasn't a sham, certainly wasn't for TV. We have enough going on on our show that we don't have to make things up. She felt that she was in love with him. It was an amazing time ... I had no idea there was a problem at the time. It saddens all of us."
Jenner also debunked the rumor that E! bought the rights to the wedding for a reported $17.9 million. That's just not the case, Jenner insisted. "One of the rumors is that we sold the television rights for millions of dollars -- not true. We profited, she profited from the wedding? Absolutely false," said Jenner.
When pressed about how much money Kardashian and Humphries made, Jenner clarified somewhat. "They made some money for the pictures that were sold and things like that, but at the end of the day, that money went towards the wedding and Kim had to pay a great deal of money (for the balance of the wedding). We don't sell television rights." (Pressed even further, Jenner said that photo rights were sold for "Less than a million, more than half a million dollars.")
As for how Kardashian, who is currently in Australia, is doing since the announcement, her mom said "she's sick about it. She had to come out and say look, 'I made a mistake and I feel terrible.'"
Ultimately, Jenner says there are no regrets about any of the family's decisions to be as public as they are.
"This is what we do. We have people who have invested in our lives from day one, season one, and we enjoy what we do. I feel so blessed and grateful for the TV show," Jenner said.
So what about that much-talked about engagement ring? First, Jenner says it was not worth half the $2 million that's been reported (though she wasn't sure what the exact price was) and that who gets the ring and what's done with it is something that's between Kardashian and Humphries. As for the wedding gifts, Jenner was elusive except to say, "I know that Kim plans on making very generous contributions to a really deserving charity when she gets home and trying to make that right because she feels really bad about that."