Kim Kardashian has filed divorce after six and half years of their marriage with Kanye West, as per the court records. The move has brought an end to one of the most followed celebrity couples of the 21st century, which was a marriage between a reality TV superstar and hip-hop and fashion icon with four kids and a vast fortune and fame.
Kim is seeking joint custody of the kids and as per her filing states, the couple has had a prenuptial agreement on the division of their assets. The filing cites irreconcilable differences for their breakup and does not have a separation list mentioned.
The couple started dating in 2012 and their first child was born in 2013. Later that year Kanye proposed to her and they got married on May 24, 2014, in Italy. It was Kayne’s first marriage and Kim’s third marriage. Though the union did not last long, it did outlast the predictions of many cynics who thought that their union would be fleeting brief.
Kim first got married to a music producer, Damon Thomas at the age of 19 in 2000, until 2004. In 2011, she got married to Humphries in a hyped wedding which was televised in a special two-part on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. But this time she filed for a divorce just after three months. And when she fell for West, her long-time friend, they became a couple, while Kim was legally married to Damon, and became pregnant with West’s child.
After her divorce from Humphries, Kim retained the services of the best-known divorce attorney in the country, Laura Wasser. Kim is a Los-Angeles area lifer, and West is from Chicago. He has spent much of his time at his ranch in Wyoming which includes his time after marriage and now he wants his kids to be with him there. All their four kids are less than 7 years of age.
Both Kim and West have parlayed their initial fame. Also, West’s Yeezy fashion line, with his coveted Adidas sneakers has become a part of his personality and his music. Kardashian too went from being a socialite to businesswoman, with mobile games and apps in her name, along with clothes and beauty products in her name.
Though their marriage was a high-profile one, they both did not appear much frequently together and their married life was a secret that took many years to come out in the public eye. Their careers did not overlap and they had spent much time far apart from each other.
Kim’s carefully curated persona was in contrast to West’s erratic public moments and resulted in wild statements. In July 2020 West has said that he was trying to divorce Kim and that her mother was a tyrant and they were forcing for undergoing psychiatric treatment. To this, Kim responded on Instagram and urged people to be compassionate to West, as he was struggling with mental health issues. And said that those close to him know he is a man of good heart and that many times his words do not align with his intentions.
West has not tweeted anything since election night. Even Kardashian was silent Friday on social media.