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Kim's marriage was a publicity stunt: Publicist

entertainment Updated: Nov 14, 2011 14:44 IST

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Jonathan Jaxson - who worked with the reality star between 2007 and 2009 - has renewed claims that Kim Kardashian nuptials to NBA star Kris Humphries were a publicity stunt.

"Speaking on Good Day LA this morning Daily Mail reports Jaxson as saying: "Two weeks prior to her wedding she knew it was not something she wanted to do".

"Unfortunately they were obligated to honour contracts [with the E! network which had TV rights] otherwise they would have owed a lot of people a lot of money," Jaxon says on the show.

Earlier this week during an interview with New York's Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Jaxson said: "She's never gotten over [her ex Reggie Bush]".

Kim, 31, and 26-year-old NFL star Reggie were the subject of repeated engagement claims throughout their relationship. The couple dated for around two years before initially splitting in July 2009. Two months later they got back together before ending their relationship again in March last year.

"Jaxson claimed he would often help Kim stage publicity stunts when he worked with her, reports Daily Mail.

'I staged several of the moments that the world has seen of her, such as a ring that we alleged was from Reggie Bush,' says Kim's former publicist on the Radio show.

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The publicist talked about how he helped generate a fake engagement story between Kim and Reggie in 2007 by setting up paparazzi to take pictures of her leaving a Beverly Hills jewellery store.

She then sported a ring on her wedding finger in public - which Jaxson claims is identical to the one Kris proposed to Kim with.

Despite Kim's mother Kris Jenner insisting her daughter didn't make any money out of the wedding - responding to reports the couple netted a whopping $17.9 million - Jaxson begs to differ.

He also told the radio show: "They had a lot of contracts, they had endorsements. To say they weren't paid is a lot of foolish garbage".

Kim is yet to respond to her former publicist's claims.