Nearly three months after filing for divorce from her husband of 72 days, Kim Kardashian appeared alongside Kelly Ripa on Monday morning to co-host¬†LIVE! With Kelly. ¬†She¬†used the¬†opportunity¬†to¬†speak out against the rumors that are stating her marriage to NBA player, Kris Humphries, was a business deal. ¬†“Being a hopeless romantic, I wanted to believe in something so badly,” Kardashian said. ¬†“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 ‚Ķ I’m a smart business woman. ¬†I would have stayed married longer,” she explained to Ripa. ¬†“I really didn’t think following my heart would create this much backlash.”

How do you fend off rumors about your relationship after a breakup?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes relationships don’t work out as expected, and when it comes to an end, people will have ¬†their opinions as to what happened and rumors will begin. ¬†Here are a few tips on how to combat rumors:

1. ¬†Address the situation: ¬†Always try to be the first one to confirm the breakup, and while you don’t have to get into detail, explain why the relationship didn’t work out.

2. ¬†Take a breather: ¬†Rumors can be stressful, so try to avoid being in the spotlight for a while. ¬†Take time to relax, and get some much needed “me” time or have a spa day or mini vacation with your girls.

3. ¬†Move on: ¬†Sometimes, after you’ve already spoken about your relationship, people are still going to believe what they want to believe, and you won’t be able to change that. ¬†When this happens, it’s always best to hold your head up, turn the other cheek and keep moving along.

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