Kim Kardashian gets an apology for fake marriage claims

Feb 22, 2012 at 10:53 p.m. ET

Kim Kardashian has received an apology from her former friend and one-time publicist for claiming her marriage was fake. What went down?

Kim kardashianKim Kardashian has one less drama to worry about tonight. The reality star has received an apology from a former friend and publicist for claiming her entire relationship with Kris Humphries was totally fake.

Jonathan Jaxson claimed to have firsthand knowledge that Kardashian's marriage was a publicity stunt and her so-called engagement ring was a fake she already owned since her days with Reggie Bush.

"She said the ring was a gift to herself," Jaxson told RadarOnline at the time. "On December 26, 2007 Kim wanted to stage a paparazzi moment acting like she got engaged because she was with Reggie Bush at the time, so I did a set up with her with the same ring."

"Lo and behold the ring is the same ring that she allegedly got from Kris and had to be shipped via a Brinks truck, as played out on their show this year."

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Jaxson tweeted suicidal messages after the Kardashian legal team sent a sheaf of threats, and later deleted his Twitter account.

Now Jaxson has issued a public mea culpa about his statements -- likely at the pressing of Kardashian's legal team, who probably offered to drop the whole lawsuit if he reversed his story.

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"I wanted to apologize publicly to Kim Kardashian for any confusion that I may have caused by the personal statements I made recently regarding Kim Kardashian," Jaxson said.

"I would like to further clarify that I did not have any firsthand knowledge of Kim's relationship with Kris. Any statement I made regarding Kim and her marriage was my opinion only and was not intended to imply firsthand knowledge of Kim's thoughts and feelings."

Score one for Kim Kardashian!

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