It’s over: Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West
The most famous showbiz couple in the world is getting a divorce. Reality star Kim Kardashian (40) has officially filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West after seven years of marriage.
According to TMZ, the papers show that the couple split up in good harmony. Kim wants to share custody of their four children North (7), Saint (5), Chicago (3) and Psalm (1) with Kanye. The artist would be at peace with that.
The documents were submitted by the well-known divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who previously assisted Angelina Jolie and Christina Aguilera, among others. There is no specific ‘divorce date’ on it yet.
Rumors of an impending breakup had been going on for a while . Last month it was announced that Kim had hired the divorce attorney. The two had lived separately for some time. The divorce is reportedly central to the upcoming final season of Keeping up with the Kardashians , the reality show of Kim and her famous family.
Kanye made headlines over the past year for notable excesses, such as remarkable tweets about his relationship and his much-discussed (and unsuccessful) bid for the US presidency.
During an extremely emotional party gathering, he revealed intimate details about his relationship with Kim and said he almost ‘killed his own daughter’ by pushing for an abortion during her first pregnancy:
Kim barely spoke about their struggles in public. Last summer, she paid attention to Kanye’s bipolar disorder on Instagram. According to Kim, the environment is powerless if someone with mental problems is of age and does not seek help himself. “Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life with this disorder knows how complicated and painful it is to understand,” she wrote.
Despite his difficult behavior, Kim described her then husband as a ‘brilliant but complicated person’ who, in addition to bipolar disorder, also struggles with the pressures of being an artist, life as a black man and the loss of his mother.
“Those close to Kanye know his heart and understand that sometimes his words are not in line with his intentions,” said Kim. Bipolar disorder would be part of his genius, she stressed. He makes big plans that seem unrealistic to others, but sometimes makes them come true.
Kim and Kanye got married in 2014. A snapshot of their wedding was the most liked photo ever on Instagram for some time .
Kardashian was previously married to basketball player Kris Humphries, a marriage that lasted only 72 days. Before that, she was married to music producer Damon Thomas for several years.