Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Reportedly Getting a Divorce
UPDATE (Jan. 5):
Following reports of a divorce for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, TMZ published an article this evening (Jan. 5), claiming that the couple are actually seeking marriage counseling. However, a separation is still in the cards.
Sources told the tabloid that a divorce has been looming over the celebrity couple since the latter portion of 2020, but Kim and Kanye remain somewhat hopeful. The outlet notes that Kim did feel she was ready to officially call it quits, but felt it would be “cruel” to do so while Yeezy was battling a bipolar episode last year.
Kanye has been residing in Wyoming while Kim and their four children—North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm, are in Calabasa, Calif.
One source said, “They are keeping it low-key but they are done. Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks. Kim got Kanye to go up there [Wyoming] so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.”
“Now this divorce is happening because Kim has grown up a lot,” the insider continued. “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile, Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy shit, and she’s just had enough of it.”
On another note, a different source has reportedly said that Kanye is off-put by the Kardashian’s and Jenner’s lavish reality TV lifestyles. “Is completely over the entire family… He wants nothing to do with them,” the anonymous person said.
Long before reports that Kim and Kanye no longer wish to continue with their relationship, rumors began to emerge suggesting the rapper and reality TV star were living separate lives. In December, PEOPLE magazine shared an exclusive report, which claimed that Kimye was still married despite, divorce rumors.
In July, speculation about the impending divorce began to circulate online after Kanye West made anti-abortion comments and claimed Harriet Tubman didn’t free slaves during his first presidential campaign rally at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston, S.C. on July 19, 2020. During that same rant, Ye admitted to planning to abort him and Kim’s firstborn child, North.
That same month, shortly after taking the controversial stance, Kanye West went on Twitter and suggested he was the one planning to end their six-year marriage. Kanye claimed he was enraged by Kim meeting with Meek Mill at a hotel to discuss prison reform.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot back in May of 2014.
XXL has reached out to a rep for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for a comment.
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