Khloe Kardashian talks Kim's divorce: 'I am so protective and defensive'

khloe-kourtney-kim-kardashian-getty.jpgLeave it to little sis Khloe Kardashian to do the talking when it came time for the Kardashians to do promote their handbag line this week in Australia. The press tour was certainly ill-timed -- or, depending on how you look at it, the divorce was very well timed.

Kim Kardashian filed divorce papers on Monday and then promptly jetted down under with Khloe and Khloe's Laker husband Lamar Odom by her side. Cameras met them upon landing in Australia, where Kim declined to divulge details of the split.

Khloe, on the other hand, spoke up. "My family, our parents, have always instilled in us that we are each other's best friends and we truly are. We're here for each through the good and the bad and no matter what, I think everything brings us closer," she says. (It's to be noted that Khloe was the Kardashian who most vocally opposed Kim's marriage on the E! wedding special.)

When Lamar commented that Khloe had developed an "attitude" in the face of scrutiny from the press, Khloe agreed. "Especially to hear all the comments. I am so protective and defensive and I want to stand up and say to everyone, 'that's not true' and yell at people but I can't do that. No matter what, whether you're at your best, you're always going to have your critics saying something."

Luckily, she has Twitter to express her true feelings without the press at hand. "I just want to thank all of our amazing fans for your unconditional love and support. My sister is going through a very difficult time and your kindness right now means the world to all of us. Kim, we love you more than anything," she wrote. She then helped fans trend "We Stand By Kim!"

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