The couple married in May 2014
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly divorcing after tying the knot nearly seven years ago. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
A source claimed to Page Six that “divorce is imminent” for the two.
“They are keeping it low-key but they are done,” the source further claimed. “Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.”
Wasser is a well-known divorce attorney in Hollywood and frequently oversees starry splits.
Representatives for Kardashian, West and Wasser did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Meanwhile, E! News reports that the couple is going their separate ways, but Kardashian has yet to officially file for divorce because she wants to be sure she’s “making the right decision for the kids,” an insider says.
The 40-year-old reality star married the hip-hop icon, 43, in May 2014. They share four children: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 1.
TMZ also reports the two have been living separately for a few months and that their relationship was “in deep trouble for the last half of 2020,” with the pair reportedly in marriage counseling.
“Kim got Kanye to go up there [to Wyoming] so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done,” Page Six’s insider echoed. Similarly, E! News’ source claims that “Kim knows the marriage is over. She’s known for a while.”
According to TMZ, “no final decision has been made,” but the outlet reports that when it comes to divorce, to not “bet against it.”
Trouble in paradise between the two was first reported over the summer when West announced his candidacy for president in the 2020 election.
During what Kardashian later implied was an episode brought on by his bipolar disorder, West brought up the possibility of divorcing his wife at a campaign event while claiming they considered aborting 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,” West told a crowd while crying, according to People magazine.
In a since-deleted tweet, the “Power” rapper also claimed that he’d been “trying” to divorce Kardashian ever since she attended a prison reform event with Meek Mill in 2018.
In the same rant, he also shaded Kardashian’s past Playboy spread and claimed that the reality star’s mother, Kris Jenner, was no longer allowed to see his children.
Later that month, the stars were spotted having an emotional conversation in Wyoming, where the Yeezy founder owns a ranch and had been staying for a time over the summer.
Things seemed to be better between the two as Kardashian showed support for her husband at one of his Sunday Service events in August and was also seen laughing with West in a family video that same month.
Kardashian and West began dating in 2012 while the Skims creator was still legally married and became engaged just months after her divorce was finalized.
Page Six‘s source claimed that the “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,” they said. “Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s–t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Kardashian has voiced interest in becoming a lawyer and has devoted a relatively large amount of attention to prison reform. She’s recently visited death row inmates Julius Jones and Brandon Bernard, even calling on President Trump to commute the latter’s execution.
The insider also claimed that West attended Kardashian’s extravagant island birthday party in October for only a single day.
“He showed up late and left early, he wouldn’t appear in any of their Instagram shots. All he did was bring over the hologram of her father Robert Kardashian, then got out of there as fast as he could,” the source explained to Page Six.
Additionally, the couple’s Calabasas home is reportedly a point of contention as Kardashian is asking for her husband to sign it over to her, as it’s where the kids are based.
“This isn’t the first time they’ve been talking about a split, but this time it is way, way more serious,” said the insider.
A second source also confirmed the split to the outlet.
According to TMZ, Kardashian and West have a lot of “differences” ranging from lifestyle to politics, but they both agree when it comes to parenting.
People magazine reports that West is well aware of Kardashian’s desire to get a divorce, though he’s uncertain when exactly Kardashian will file the suit.
“He knows that she’s done,” a source told the outlet. “She has had enough, and she told him that she wants some space to figure out her future.”
The source said that West is understandably feeling down about the whole situation.
“He’s okay. He’s sad, but okay. He knows the inevitable will happen, and he knows that it’s coming soon,” they said.
Furthermore, a second source told the outlet that while the divorce “will happen eventually,” Kardashian is “waffling” over the idea.
West rose to prominence via his rap music and has been regarded an innovator in the industry. He’s earned himself 21 Grammy Awards and is known for songs like “Gold Digger,” and “All of the Lights.”