Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting a divorce after almost seven years of marriage.
The reality TV superstar, 40, filed for divorce from the rapper, 43, on Friday in Los Angeles, court sources confirmed to the AP, and is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their four children, daughters North, seven years old, and Chicago, two, and sons Saint, five, and Psalm, 19 months.
TMZ was the first to break the news of the split, which had been the subject of rumors for weeks, after sources close to the couple told Page Six in January that a split was “imminent” and that Kardashian had retained the well-known Hollywood divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.
It was during the last half of 2020 when things got super rocky for Kimye … West launched his Presidential campaign on July 4 and weeks later held a bizarre campaign event in South Carolina. At one point, a sobbing Kanye told a story of a discussion he had with Kim … talking about abortion when she was pregnant with their first child.
Multiple sources with direct knowledge told us Kim was ready to call it quits after Kanye’s outbursts, if not for Kanye going through a serious bipolar episode. She had felt it would be cruel to end the marriage when he wasn’t doing well.
The marriage’s demise arrives just months after the September announcement that Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the family reality show that rocketed Kardashian into a household name and on which West frequently appeared, would be ending in 2021 after 14 seasons. The Kardashian family – mom Kris and sisters Kourtney, Khloe, model Kendall, and makeup entrepreneur Kylie – signed a lucrative deal with Disney for new content, which will debut on Hulu in late 2021.