Facts and Real Reasons that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Getting Divorced
|Facts about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorce
Kim Kardashian West, 40, has reportedly filed for divorce from husband Kanye West, 43, after months of speculation that the couple were ending their almost seven-year marriage.
The Real Reason Kim Kardashian Finally Filed for Divorce From Kanye West
The source exclusively that the split is "very amicable" and gave insight into how the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is coping. "Kim is doing OK," the source says. "She's mostly worried about her privacy and kids. She's a mama bear and protective of her kids.", E! News report.
However, Kim's attorney Laura Wasser, who is representing her amid the divorce, could not be reached for comment.
Many news outlets reported last month that while the 40 year old was considering divorce, the couple had been in marriage counseling.
According to E! News, the insider explains, "Kim was just tired of waiting. She tried to give it a chance. She wanted to do this last year. She gave it plenty of time but it's just time to move on." And before you start thinking of those Jeffree Star rumors, think again. Adds the insider, "There were no affairs. No one did anything bad. They grew apart."
A separate source close to Kim exclusively tells E! News, "Kim expressed to [the kids] that she loves their Dad but they need to be apart. They don't fully understand what's going on and are already used to the situation."
Kim Kardashian and estranged husband Kanye West are heading towards divorce — and a source close to the rapper tells PEOPLE Magazine that he is struggling as reality sets in.
"Kanye is not doing well," the source tells PEOPLE in its latest issue. "He is anxious and very sad. He knows that the marriage is over, and there's nothing that can be done right now. He also knows what he is losing in Kim."
Love Story of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
The two became pals after meeting in 2003, when Kim was an assistant to the pop star-actor Brandy and Kanye was around to record a song. Brandy, FYI, is the sister of Ray J, the guy who Kim had sex with in the leaked video that vaulted her from C-lister to one of the hugest celebrities of her generation.
Kim and Kanye publicly came out as dating in 2012. The oldest of their four children, North, was born in June 2013, not long after Kim's divorce from Kris Humphries (her second husband) was finalized. The over-the-top Tuscan wedding of Kim and Kanye, her third and his first, unfolded on May 24, 2014.
But before the wedding — which included pre-parties in Paris — there was the surprise proposal. Kanye rented out the San Francisco Giants' oceanfront stadium and presented Kim with a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz sparkler (not the one later stolen during Kim's infamous armed robbery in Paris).
Living apart for some time
The two, who married in a lavish wedding in Italy in 2014, have been living apart for some time.
Kanye West has reportedly been living at their home in Wyoming, while Kim Kardashian West has stayed in California with their children.
It was reported in January that the couple had decided to call it quits, with numerous media outlets reporting that the couple were set to divorce despite efforts to salvage their relationship. Two days before Valentine's Day, Kim was pictured exiting her car without her wedding ring on.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star filed documents on Friday, according to CNN, TMZ, through her lawyer Laura Wasser but the date of separation was not listed.
Many news outlets have confirmed that Kim has requested joint legal and physical custody of their four kids, North West, seven, Saint West, five, Chicago West, two, and Psalm West, 20 months.
|Kim Kardashian and four children
This will be Kim's third divorce. She was married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004. She then wed Kris Humphries in August 2011 but filed for divorce after just 72 days. This is Kanye's first divorce.
Their main house is a $60M mansion in Hidden Hills. They also own a Wyoming ranch where Kanye is believed to have been staying