The 27-year-old basketball player, who split from Kardashian after only 72 days of marriage late last year, hit back at people who have suggested that they only got married to make money and that the relationship wasn't authentic.
Humphries told Access Hollywood: "To me it was real. I would never go through something or do something that wasn't real or I didn't believe in, so I can really only speak for myself in terms of that.
"In my life, there [have] been opportunities to make money and I don't believe in what it is. When I was a kid growing up, it was always like, 'Man, one day I want to have this or that', and you work so hard and that's your goal, but like, when you get all those things that you wanted, those things don't make you happy.
"Money only has so much - it doesn't rule my life so I would never do anything strictly for money."
Humphries also said that he has used his love of sport in his healing process, saying: "I'm in a great place, above all [thanks to] my faith in God and just… how close my family is and then the fact that… luckily, we didn't get locked out all season and we're playing basketball.
"Basketball is where you can just go and not think about anything and just let loose. I always tell people basketball is like my therapy. Some people talk to psychologists and stuff like that. I just need to go play basketball."
He also said that he is "not dating anyone right now", joking that his only girlfriend is "basketball".
Kardashian has previously denied that her marriage to Humphries was a "business decision", saying: "If I really made all that money that everyone claimed we made from the wedding and it was just for TV, I would have stayed married longer.
"If you really think about it, it doesn't make sense that everyone says that."
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