Reality star Kim Kardashian has filed to divorce Rapper Kanye West after almost seven years of marriage, TMZ reports.
According to the gossip news site, sources say it’s as amicable as a divorce can be.
Kim is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s 4 kids. Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ Kanye is fine with the joint custody arrangement, and we’re told both Kim and Ye are committed to co-parenting together.
There’s a prenup and we’re told neither party is contesting it. In fact, our sources say they are already far along in reaching a property settlement agreement.
The docs, filed by disso queen Laura Wasser, don’t list a date of separation … it’s listed as to be determined. The date is almost irrelevant because their split has been so well-chronicled in the news and social media.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 40, and the rapper, 43 have four kids together daughters North, 7½, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm,who will turn 2 in May.
According to PEOPLE, the split comes after a tumultuous period for the pair, who appeared to be on the brink of divorce last summer before reconnecting and spending private time together with their children.
“They are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family,” one insider said. “And Kim is okay with it.”
The couple’s marriage originally landed in crisis at the height of West’s erratic behaviour. His public outbursts began last July, after he launched a controversial bid for president of the United States and divulged deeply personal details about his family and marriage on the campaign trail and on Twitter. The frenzy prompted Kardashian to address her husband’s bipolar disorder diagnosis in a rare public statement, asking fans for “compassion” and acknowledging their “complicated and painful” situation.
During a rambling speech in front of a small crowd at his first campaign rally on July 19 in South Carolina, West made a number of bizarre and controversial comments. At one point, he broke down in tears while revealing that he and Kardashian considered abortion when she got pregnant with their first child.
“Even if my wife wants to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world even when I didn’t want to,” he said. “She stood up and she protected that child.”
A source told PEOPLE at the time that Kardashian was “shocked that Kanye spoke about North at the rally,” and “furious that he shared something so private.”
Days later — after Kardashian’s public statement — West issued a public apology to his wife on Twitter. A source told PEOPLE at the time that West felt “very bad,” adding, “It’s obvious that he still loves her.”
The two then reunited in Cody, Wyoming, meeting face-to-face for the first time in weeks. Kardashian was seen crying in the car with her husband, and a source told PEOPLE she was “very emotional about everything, and also exhausted.”
Shortly afterwards, they flew to the Dominican Republic with their kids, with a source telling PEOPLE “the focus” of the trip was to work on their marriage. After they returned to the United States together, a source said they were “getting along” and both seemed “much happier.”
They appeared to weather the storm, and for the remainder of 2020, West maintained a relatively low profile. The first signs of renewed trouble came in December, when a source told PEOPLE the two were still together, though very much living “separate lives.”
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