After six years of marriage and eight years
together, Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West are allegedly heading for a
According to sources quoted by American tabloid site Page Six, their divorce
is imminent and Kim is working with a top lawyer.
“They are keeping it low-key but they are done. Kim
has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks,” the source said.
Wasser is the same lawyer that Kim enlisted for her
last divorce from Kris Humphries.
Page Six further alleges that Kim hasn’t been
seen wearing her wedding ring, and Kanye remained at his $14 million (R210
million) Wyoming ranch over the holidays instead of spending it with the rest
of the Kardashian family.
The couple tied the knot in 2014 and have four
children together: North (7), Saint (5), Chicago (2), and Psalm (19 months).
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People, in what is an ‘exclusive scope’ wrote
that the couple is currently in counselling and doing everything they can to
save their marriage.
“Kim and Kanye are in counseling and exploring
their options. They have been working on their marriage for a long time, but no
decision has been made,” said the source.
Another added that the star’s mom and her sisters
have been very supportive of her during this time.
Towards the end of last year, People alleged that the stars were living
‘very separate lives’.
The Hollywood power couple is no stranger to
topping the Twitter trends list or tabloid front pages.
From earlier rumours of a divorce, changing the way
she dresses to ‘honour’ him, Kanye’s failed run for presidency and his public
outbursts – what was the straw that broke the camel’s back?
Here’s a look at some of the incidents that
occurred in 2020 that could have led to their divorce:
Kanye’s unsuccessful bid for presidency
After the announcement of Joe Biden’s win, Kim took
to social media to celebrate with fellow Americans. This left many questioning
her loyalty to Kanye and whether she had voted for him.
This was Kanye’s first presidential attempt.
His independent political party called the Birthday
Party received 60 000 votes out of an estimated total of 160 million votes
This loss led to another Twitter rant where Kanye
took aim at Joe Biden in now-deleted tweets.
Kanye’s Twitter rants and public outbursts
Although the rapper is now infamously known for his
very public outbursts and Twitter rants which date back to 2016, last year,
Kanye took shared ‘private’ matters regarding Kim and Kris Jenner.
During his South Carolina campaign rally, Kanye claimed
he and Kim considered aborting their first child, North.
“I called my wife and she said, ‘We’re gonna
have this baby,’ and I said ‘We’re gonna have this child. I almost killed my
daughter! I almost killed my daughter! I love my daughter!”
Days later, Kanye shared that he had been trying to
divorce Kim and also took shots his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner calling her
Kanye also claimed that Kim was trying
involuntarily commit him to a mental health facility.
Kim responded to Kanye’s recent behaviour in a
lengthy statement shared on her Instagram stories after the rant asking
for people to have compassion and empathy towards Kanye as he is battling
mental health issues.
Kanye later sent out an apology on his Twitter
asking for Kim’s forgiveness.
See the tweet below:
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Kanye’s absence at Kim’s 40th birthday
According to Complex, Kim’s 40th birthday in
October was also reportedly wearisome for the couple.
“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,” a source told
Kanye also did not feature in any of the pictures
the star posted on her birthday and this had left many fans questions whether
all was well between the couple at the time.
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The Mirror UK wrote that a separate
source shared with Page Six that Kanye has become increasingly irritated by the
Kardashian family’s lifestyle and uncomfortable with where it was all heading.
According to the source he has also reportedly
labelled Keeping Up With The Kardashians as “unbearable” and is
looking to distance himself from them.
While Kim is said to still be ‘waffling’ about the
decision to file, a source quoted by E! News shared that she’s holding out for
the sake of their children.
“It’s not about the marriage anymore, she’ll
always care for Kanye but it’s over between them,” the source told E!
“Kim is only focused on what’s best for the
kids. It’s a tough decision for her and she’s figuring it out.”