Kim Kardashian's split from Kris Humphries was a very messy and embarrassing time of her life -- but, according to her, she's a better person because of it.

"It was really hard to go through, it was probably the toughest thing I've had to go through," the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star told Jay Leno last night on "The Tonight Show."

"I had my family there and they really helped me get through that, I owe them so big for what I put them through," Kim says about all the media attention that followed when she ended her marriage to Kris just 72 days after tying the knot.

While she calls the attention "brutal" after the split, Kim says she learned a lot about herself from it all.

"It's changed who I am as a person, I think for the better, and the things that I care about in life have completely changed because of this," Kardashian told Leno. "I really think everything happens for a reason."

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