Kim Kardashian misses spring racing carnival due to ‘devastating’ divorce

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 18:02 PM IST

Melbourne: Kim Kardashian, who jetted Down Under to promote a new range of handbags merely hours after filing for divorce, has said that she will be unable to attend the spring racing carnival in the wake of her “devastating” divorce to Kris Humphries.

The 31-year-old TV personality is said to have signed a 150,000 dollars contract with Swisse for a one-hour appearance.

“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,” the Herald Sun quoted her as saying.

The socialite’s decision is at odds with an interview in which she said she “really didn’t want to bail on everyone”.

A spokesman for the vitamin’s giant confirmed the withdrawal and said that they were disappointed.

“All indications were that Kim wanted to fulfill all of her commitments once she landed in Australia but has obviously changed her mind given her very difficult personal challenges at the moment,” the spokesman said.