Kim Kardashian Has Officially Filed for Divorce From Kanye West
Kardashian is also reportedly seeking joint custody of their four kids.
Update, February 19th, 2021: Kim Kardashian has officially filed for divorce from Kanye West after nearly seven years of marriage, sources told TMZ today. Kardashian is reportedly seeking joint legal and physical custody of their four kids, which TMZ claims West has agreed to. Sources are also saying the split is amicable and the two are devoted to co-parenting their children responsibly.
Paperwork was filed by Kardashian's high-profile divorce attorney Laura Wasser, whom she previously worked with during her split from Kris Humphries. There is also reportedly no date of separation on the paperwork. The couple is also following their prenup, and sources told TMZ that property settlement is already well under way.
Original story, January 6th, 2021: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have become the latest celebrity couple to enter murky water amid the pandemic. Several sources claim the pair have separated, with Kardashian threatening an impending divorce, but seemingly nothing has been confirmed by the couple themselves. So, what's the deal? Though we can't say for sure what's going down between Kardashian and West, who married in 2014, the rumor mill has churned up some compelling evidence regarding the state of their relationship.
Things first became strained between Kardashian and West during West's ill-fated 2020 presidential campaign, due to West divulging personal information about his marriage and family life during campaign rallies and via Twitter. As NPR recounts, West claimed the Jordan Peele horror flick Get Out was based on his life with the Kardashians and that his wife was trying to hospitalize him.
It was also during this time that a source close to the couple told People that West was working his way through several bipolar episodes, and Kardashian herself asked fans to show "compassion" during this period.
According to a January 5th Page Six report, West spent the holidays on his Wyoming ranch, away from the Kardashian-Jenner family, including his kids with Kim, North (7), Saint (5), Chicago (2), and Psalm (19 months). A source said Kardashian requested his Wyoming stay so that they could "live separate lives" while she "quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce."
What's more is that Page Six reportedly received confirmation that Kardashian has been in contact with celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser who worked with Kardashian to divorce Kris Humphries in 2013.
As for West, he has reportedly been "trying to get divorced from Kim" ever since she attended a 2018 prison reform event with Meek Mill, as the rapper tweeted (and deleted) in July 2020.
One of the biggest assets the couple will reportedly have to settle on is their Calabasas, Calif., home, in which West spearheaded a $20 million minimalist renovation. This is where their four kids have grown up, and the thought is that Kardashian will most likely want to move the house into her name during the divorce, despite it being solely in West's at the moment. The reason the separation has lasted so long is that Kardashian is making moves that will best benefit the kids, sources say.
Again, as of right now, it's important to remember that this is all second-hand news. Neither Kardashian nor West have spoken publicly about their rumored separation, so we'll have to wait and see if any of these source speculations hold water.