Kim Kardashian has filed for a divorce from Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage.
According to TMZ, the divorce is “amicable”. Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s four kids, which West is “fine” with. In January, Kardashian hired a renowned divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, sparking off speculation that a divorce could be in the offing.
The speculations further gained momentum during the holidays when West, who recently made a failed bid for U.S. president, remained at his Wyoming ranch instead of joining his wife and the Kardashian clan for their annual celebrations.
“Kim got Kanye to go up [to Wyoming] so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done,” a source told Page Six.
The source continued that Kardashian has worked tirelessly to help West with his mental health struggles. Kardashian acknowledged in July that West has bipolar disorder, describing her husband as “brilliant but complicated,” and pleading to the public for compassion for him.
“Now this divorce is happening because Kim has grown up a lot. She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy shit, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Meanwhile, another report says West, who became exhausted by the Kardashians’ lifestyle, “is completely over the entire family…He wants nothing to do with them,” adding that he found their reality TV show to be unbearable.
The family will wrap the 20th and final season of their E! hit “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” in 2021.
The Hollywood couple got married in 2014 and have two daughters, North and Chicago; and two sons, Saint and Psalm. Their separation marks Kardashian’s third divorce, following her relationships with basketball player Kris Humphries and music producer Damon Thomas.
In 2018, the couple visited Uganda for a holiday and also to record his music album, ‘Yandhi’. They also visited a couple of charity homes and Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni before their return to the US.