A sad-looking Kim Kardashian faced the media last night ... a MASSIVE swarm of paparazzi waiting for her at LAX, which fired off questions faster than Kim could end a marriage.
Kim got the hell out of Dodge, boarding a plane to Australia ... without her wedding ring.
Meanwhile, back in Beverly Hills ... Bruce Jenner told photogs, "Kim's doing great."When the photogs mentioned that he'd be losing a son-in-law, Bruce actually seemed bummed out. Sad.