Reality TV stars and celebrity heavyweights, Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West are reported to be calling it off with their marriage, as Page Six reports that divorce is imminent for the two.
According to the report by Page Six, multiple sources said Kim Kardashian-West already hired a divorce attorney, Laura Wasser to handle her divorce.
“They are keeping it low-key but they are done,” says a source. “Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.”
Kim Kardashian-West, 40, hasn’t been seen wearing her wedding ring, and Kanye, 43, remained at his $14 million Wyoming ranch over the holidays instead of spending it with the Kardashian family, who drew criticism for their extravagant celebrations.
“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,” the source continued.
The source added that while Kim has done much in the past to protect and help Kanye deal with his mental health struggles, “Now this divorce is happening because Kim has grown up a lot.
“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 s–t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Meanwhile, a separate source says Kanye, who became increasingly uncomfortable and irritated by the Kardashians’ over-the-top reality star lives, “Is completely over the entire family … He wants nothing to do with them,” adding he eventually found their reality show “unbearable.”
West tweeted in July, “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” seeming to refer to a criminal justice summit attended by Kim and rapper Meek Mill in November 2018.
TMZ reports that divorce is on the table, but that the couple is currently in marriage counselling trying to make things work. One source told E! News that Kim is holding out for the kids’ sake.
“It’s not about the marriage anymore, she’ll always care for Kanye but it’s over between them,” the source told E! News. “Kim is only focused on what’s best for the kids. It’s a tough decision for her and she’s figuring it out.”
Another source said the biggest sticking point in the Kimye divorce settlement talks could be over their Calabasas, California, family home, which underwent a total redesign masterminded by Kanye and was heralded by Architectural Digest as “an oasis of purity and light.”
The couple worked on the all-white, minimalist home with Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt. They reportedly paid $40 million for the house and spent $20 million on renovations.
The source said, “Kim is trying to get Kanye to turn over the Calabasas house to her, because that’s where the kids are based and growing up. That is their home.”
Explaining, “She owns all the land and adjoining lots around the house but Kanye owns the actual house. They’ve both put a lot of money into renovating it.”
The source added of the advanced settlement talks, “This isn’t the first time they’ve been talking about a split, but this time it is way, way more serious.”
Another source confirmed that divorce settlement talks were underway, but they were not yet at the point of deciding how their properties would be divided.
Kim and Kanye married back in 2014, following her divorce from Kris Humphries, and have four children together: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.