It’s over for Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.
The Keeping up with the Kardashians Yahoo Entertainment filed for divorce on Friday, Yahoo Entertainment confirms after nearly seven years of marriage. They share four children: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3 and Psalm, 21 months. Kim has sought joint legal and physical custody of their children. IS! news Reports. The couple’s split comes weeks after sources told Yahoo they were about to divorce.
The news follows a turbulent summer for the West.
When the 43-year-old rapper ran unsuccessfully for president, he shared deeply personal information about his family, including the fact that 40-year-old Kim once contemplated an abortion. Kanye launched various Twitter tirades about his wife and the KarJenners. In a post that has since been deleted, he claimed he had tried to divorce the reality star since November 2018 when he believed she had traded inappropriately with rapper Meek Mill. Kanye later apologized.
Kim ended up speaking out after several disturbing messages and advocating “compassion and empathy” in a rare statement about Kanye’s bipolar disorder. Offering support to her husband, she added, “Those close to Kanye know his heart and understand his words. Sometimes they do not match his attentions. “
The NPP beauty mogul stayed with Kanye despite reports in July that “the divorce has been underway for several weeks”. The Wests reunited as a family in the months that followed, and Kim shared an affectionate post about her husband on November 22nd.
However, in December several reports surfaced of Kim and Kanye’s “separated lives”.
“Kim has work and projects that matter to her, and Kanye has his,” a source said People. “Your life doesn’t overlap much.”
A similar report came out days later from E !, The Home Network of Keeping up with the KardashiansA source said: “They spend a lot of time apart from each other.”
The Wests, dubbed “Kimye”, have been one of the most talked about couples in pop culture for eight years. They met in 2003, and while the rapper said it was love at first sight, they were friends for a while before their relationship became romantic. It took the reality star 72 days before she married Kris Humphries to understand her feelings for the musician.
“I think I had to go through this to find out what I wanted. After my breakup, I felt very depressed and he said, “Just come to Paris and see my fashion show.” He jokes that he put on this whole fashion show just to get a date with me. So I went there and stayed with him, and that’s where we started dating, “recalled Kardashian in 2017.” I swear, I fell madly in love with him from the moment I landed and thought, ‘Oh my god, why didn’t I do this before? ‘That’s real life – love and fun and real support. “
The couple welcomed their first child in 2013 and married a year later. The Yeezy designer said their love had nothing to do with money or popularity. “She is my joy and she brought my new joy into the world,” he enthused. “And there are no paparazzi and no blog comments, there is nothing that can take this joy away from me.”
However, Kim and Kanye weathered more storms than paparazzi and blog posts, including their Paris robbery and hospitalization, both in 2016. Kanye even raved about how Kim stood by him on mental health issues in 2018.
This is the third divorce for Kardashian and the first for West.