In the midst of a marital crisis, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not close to reconciliation. According to information from the American magazine Us Weekly, the reality TV star filed for divorce on Friday, February 19 and now wants joint custody of their four children. A break-up that had already been looming for several months, notably when the businesswoman called upon the services of lawyer Laura Wasser, who specializes in star separations (she also handled her client’s divorce with her second husband, Kris Humphries).
According to Hello! magazine, her clients include Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Two stars whose respective divorces are known to have been stormy, and Kanye West’s media stunts – who, by her own admission, suffers from bipolar disorder – have sealed the fate of their union.
As a couple since 2012 and married in 2014, the gap between the spouses was gradually widened as soon as the rapper’s presidential campaign began, ready to wash his dirty laundry in public. While they tried to put the pieces back together during the summer, spending a few days with the family, the star of The Incredible Kardashian Family preferred to lead their lives separately. “Kim has work and projects that are important to her, and Kanye has her own,” a source close to the couple told US magazine People on December 11, 2020. Their interests couldn’t be more different. Despite “Yeezy’s” antics, the young woman hopes to embark on a career as a committed lawyer, she who campaigns for prison reform in the United States.
According to relatives of the couple, interviewed by the American media, it is Kanye West’s election campaign, as well as her many rambling comments due to her bipolar disorder, that would have precipitated the couple towards the divorce that has seemed inevitable for months.