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A veryÂ solemnÂ looking Kim Kardashian is finally going to slow down after a whirlwind career to deal with her real life and divorce! Kim has canceled the rest of her Australian trip and ditched the $150K appearance. Poor Kim!
Kim Kardashian is cutting short her time in Australia — nixing planned promotional engagements through the weekend in Melbourne and elsewhere. Various Australian news outlets confirm that the reality star, 31, is flying home to the U.S. with sister Khloe on Thursday or Friday; she had forged ahead with the big trip despite filing for divorce from husband Kris Humphries on Monday.
One of Kardashian’s canceled gigs include an appearance at the Melbourne Cup Carnival for Swisse vitamins marquee on Saturday, for which she was reportedly to be paid $150,000. Last-minute, reps attempted to cajole Khloe to attend in her distraught sister’s behalf, but she refused.
“I am very disappointed that I am unable to attend the Swisse marquee but I hope to come back and work with the Swisse team at another point in time,” she said.
“I love our fan base out here. Of course I do really want some time to myself and it has been tough,” she said of Humphries, 26, to whom she had been married for 72 days. “But I didn’t wanna bail on everyone and, you know, skip out on this commitment.”
And maybe Kim & Kris are still talking according to Radaronline,
“Kim and Kris have spoken on the telephone, and are frequently exchanging text messages on their BlackBerry’s. Kim is absolutely numb and was truly surprised and shocked at the backlash she has gotten since she decided to file for divorce,” a source close to Kim tells us.
Kim “has been told by her friends that she needs to put herself first, for a change. Kim is very hard working, and professional. It’s very hard for her to not work. She has commitments, and she wants to honor them, but her friends are concerned about her, and are urging her to take some much needed time off, away from the spotlight to process what has happened,” the source dishes.
Should Kim step back from the spotlight?
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