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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s ‘divorce came together quickly’

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce reportedly ‘came together quickly’ as the estranged couple ‘basically wanted the same thing’.   

It was revealed on Friday that the KUWTK star, 40, had filed for divorce from the rapper, 43, after almost seven years of marriage, following months of rumours that the two were due to legally separate.

Kim is said to be ‘sad but relieved’ over the proceedings but is ready to ‘finally move on’ after giving things ‘plenty of time’.

It has been further claimed that Kanye’s bipolar and mental health battle will not affect the couple’s joint custody arrangement.   

Pictured:  Kanye pictured on Wednesday still wearing his wedding ring

Reports: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce reportedly ‘came together quickly’ as the estranged couple ‘basically wanted the same thing’ (Kim on KUWTK, left, and Kanye  pictured on Wednesday still wearing his wedding ring) 

The reality TV star filed documents on Friday, through her lawyer Laura Wasser, but the date of separation was not listed.

The makeup guru is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their four young children: North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, Psalm, 21 months. It was claimed that neither will contest their prenup.

A source told People: ‘The parenting plan and split of assets came together quickly, in the past few days. Kim and Kanye basically wanted the same thing.’

They added that Kim is being as ‘gentle and kind’ as she can be due to Kanye’s bipolar battle and his past behaviour, which saw him embark on the unlikely bid for presidency and go on several worrying Twitter rants.

Revealed: It was revealed on Friday that the KUWTK star, 40, had filed for divorce from the rapper, 43, after almost seven years of marriage, following months of rumours that the two were due to legally separate (pictured with their four children during happier times)

Revealed: It was revealed on Friday that the KUWTK star, 40, had filed for divorce from the rapper, 43, after almost seven years of marriage, following months of rumours that the two were due to legally separate (pictured with their four children during happier times) 

Over the summer, the SKIMS founder addressed Kanye’s mental health in a lengthy statement and asked fans for compassion, calling the singer a ‘brilliant but complicated person’.

The source continued: ‘She’s worried about sending him into another tailspin, because that’s not good for anyone, especially the kids.

‘So she’s being as gentle and kind as she can be, while still standing up for what she feels she needs to stand up for.’

The source added that both Kim and Kanye want ‘nothing but the best’ for their four children who will reportedly stay with Kim with the rapper able to visit whenever.

'Sad but relieved': Kim is said to be 'sad but relieved' over the proceedings but is ready to 'finally move on' after giving things 'plenty of time' (pictured in 2019)

‘Sad but relieved’: Kim is said to be ‘sad but relieved’ over the proceedings but is ready to ‘finally move on’ after giving things ‘plenty of time’ (pictured in 2019)  

It has been further claimed that Kanye’s bipolar and mental health battle will not affect the couple’s joint custody arrangement.

In 2018, Kanye revealed he was not taking medication for bipolar because it ‘stifles his creativity,’ a year after his diagnosis. 

The rapper can sometimes experience psychosis during periods of severe mania, in which he feels hyper-paranoia and believes everyone is out to get him. 

A source told TMZ that Kim ‘totally trusts Kanye with their kids’ and that there has always been a ‘safety net’ in place.  

They added that the rapper is a ‘great dad’ and that despite the majority of time spent with ‘help’, such as caretakers or family members, Kanye has enjoyed several trips with his children recently with ‘no additional assistance’.

Further claims: It has been further claimed that Kanye's bipolar and mental health battle will not affect the couple's joint custody arrangement (pictured in February 2020)

Further claims: It has been further claimed that Kanye’s bipolar and mental health battle will not affect the couple’s joint custody arrangement (pictured in February 2020) 

In October, Kanye jetted to London with eldest daughter North, seven, where they both wore ‘Vote Kanye’ hoodies at Bottega Veneta’s fashion show. 

It came just weeks after he claimed that he and Kim had considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with her during a chaotic presidential rally at North Charleston’s Exquis Event Center in South Carolina in July. 

The source added to TMZ that Kanye is ‘generally not around the kids when he’s having a bipolar episode’.  

Elsewhere, a different source told E! News that Kim is said to be ‘sad but relieved’ over the divorce proceedings.

They told the publication: ‘Kim is definitely sad but she feels confident in her decision to divorce him, because she knows it’s what’s best for herself and her family.

Eldest child: In October, Kanye jetted to London with eldest daughter North, seven, where they both wore 'Vote Kanye' hoodies at Bottega Veneta's fashion show (pictured in October)

Eldest child: In October, Kanye jetted to London with eldest daughter North, seven, where they both wore ‘Vote Kanye’ hoodies at Bottega Veneta’s fashion show (pictured in October)  

‘She’s already felt like she’s been divorced for months now. It’s been a long time coming and she feels relieved to be able to finally move on.’

A different source added to E! News: ‘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. There were no affairs. No one did anything bad. They grew apart.’

They added that Kim is ‘protective of her kids’ and that their eldest child North, seven, has ‘some understanding’ of what is going on.   

MailOnline has contacted both Kim and Kanye’s representatives for comment. 

It was revealed on Friday that the KUWTK star had filed for divorce from the rapper after almost seven years of marriage, following months of rumours that the two were due to legally separate.     

Family: The makeup guru is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their four young children: North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, Psalm, 21 months

Family: The makeup guru is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their four young children: North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, Psalm, 21 months 

The 40-year-old reality TV star filed documents on Friday, through her lawyer Laura Wasser, but the date of separation was not listed.

The makeup guru is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their four young children: North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, Psalm, 21 months.  

It was claimed that neither will contest their prenup and they are far along in their agreement over how to split the property.

A source also confirmed to DailyMail.com on Friday that Kim has filed for divorce. ‘The split is amicable and there is no drama,’ the insider shared. 

DailyMail.com has not yet heard back from Kim’s representative regarding a comment.

Revealed: It was revealed on Friday that the KUWTK star, 40, had filed for divorce from the rapper, 43, after almost seven years of marriage, following months of rumours that the two were due to legally separate

Revealed: It was revealed on Friday that the KUWTK star, 40, had filed for divorce from the rapper, 43, after almost seven years of marriage, following months of rumours that the two were due to legally separate 

The Selfish author has had very little contact with her 43-year-old rapper since October when they argued during her 40th birthday party held at The Brando resort in Polynesia which kickstarted several reports the two were over. 

The tension reportedly started in July when he decided to run for President of the United States and revealed that they considered aborting North before he got a ‘message from God’. He also called Kim’s mother Kris Jenner ‘Kris Jong Un.’

A source told People Magazine on Friday that the rapper is now ‘resigned to reality’ over the divorce filing, adding that ‘it is a sombre day for him.’

‘It’s as amicable as possible, but amicable doesn’t mean joyful or ideal,’ a source told the publication. ‘It just means that they’re being adults about the whole thing.’

Filed: The reality TV star filed documents on Friday, through her lawyer Laura Wasser, but the date of separation was not listed

Filed: The reality TV star filed documents on Friday, through her lawyer Laura Wasser, but the date of separation was not listed  

People also reported that Kim is ‘ready to move on’ from the divorce drama.

‘Kim is with her family today,’ said an insider. ‘She is doing okay. She is sad, but ready to move on. 

The source said that Kim and Kanye’s marriage ‘has been broken for a long time.’

‘Kim feels like she has done everything she can to save it. Filing for divorce is something she has been thinking about for a long time. She has also been dreading it. She really, really has done everything to avoid filing.

‘Last year, she hoped they could somehow work things out,’ they added. ‘In the past few weeks though, it has been clear that they are done. Although, there is still love, they are just too different and have different visions for the future.’  

No ring on it: Kim, who has not been wearing her wedding ring since early January, posted a series of shots on Friday without any wedding jewellery

Single lady: Kim promoted her SKIMS wear again on Friday, and did not have a wedding or engagement ring showing

No ring on it: Kim, who has not been wearing her wedding ring since early January, posted a series of shots on Friday without any wedding jewellery 

Kim and Kanye started dating in 2012, became engaged in 2013 and wed in May 2014 in Italy after they had already welcomed their eldest daughter North. 

This will be Kim’s third divorce as she was wed to Damon Thomas from 2000 until 2004 and she was married to Kris Humphries from 2011 until 2013. 

An insider told the site that Kanye ‘is fine with the joint custody arrangement.’ He and Kim have already discussed co-parenting, it was added. The children have been seen mostly with Kim in Hidden Hills, California, in the past few months.

She has been very active about showing the kids on social media, with her last post being placed on Thursday which showed Psalm in one of West’s Yeezy T-shirt.  

'Kind': They added that Kim is being as 'gentle and kind' as she can be due to Kanye's bipolar battle and his past behaviour, which saw him embark on the unlikely bid for presidency and go on several worrying Twitter rants (pictured in 2019)

‘Kind’: They added that Kim is being as ‘gentle and kind’ as she can be due to Kanye’s bipolar battle and his past behaviour, which saw him embark on the unlikely bid for presidency and go on several worrying Twitter rants (pictured in 2019)  

The site added that there is a prenup and ‘neither party is contesting it.’

Kim is worth almost $1B thanks to her makeup, fragrance and intimates lines. The rapper is worth a reported $1.3B thanks to his music, concerts, and apparel and shoe lines.

And it was added that the stars are in the advanced stages of sorting their property agreement.   

Their main house is a $60M mansion in Hidden Hills; West has been staying at their Cody, Wyoming ranch. 

Family: Kim does not seem to have been in Wyoming for a while (pictured here last year with Kanye and their kids)

Family: Kim does not seem to have been in Wyoming for a while (pictured here last year with Kanye and their kids) 

Kim has been sharing several sexy images this year: not only has she posed in bikinis while on vacation but she also been photographed in lingerie for her new limited editions SKIMS line. 

And she has reportedly not been wearing her wedding band from West since November 2020, though she has flashed it in photo shoots. 

An insider told People recently: ‘Kim is great. She has a Valentine’s Day celebration planned with her kids and family. She likes to make it special for the kids. She doesn’t have any contact with Kanye. It’s obvious that she is just focused on the future.’

It was recently claimed that Kanye is ‘less than thrilled’ that his divorce from the reality TV star will be broadcast on TV.

The trainee lawyer will reportedly discuss the end of her marriage on the last series of the family’s E! reality show and the Bound 2 star is not impressed.

Early days of love: Kim and Kanye are seen here in 2015 in Los Angeles at the MTV Video Awards

Early days of love: Kim and Kanye are seen here in 2015 in Los Angeles at the MTV Video Awards

A source said last month: ‘He is less than thrilled. She will continue to focus on her business empire. Kim has been in individual counselling and is at peace with where her life is headed.’

Kim and Kanye were in marriage counselling as they ‘tried to work through things’.

A source said of their counselling sessions: ‘Divorce has been discussed, but Kim wants more than anything for their relationship to work. 

‘There wasn’t anything specific that happened that led them to this point … They are 100 percent aligned when it comes to the kids.’

Power duo: In April 2012 Kim and Kanye started dating and they are seen together in NYC and the next month the KUWTK star tweets that she is the 'girlfriend' of the rapper

Power duo: In April 2012 Kim and Kanye started dating and they are seen together in NYC and the next month the KUWTK star tweets that she is the ‘girlfriend’ of the rapper 

A source previously claimed Kim has accepted she and Kanye are just ‘not on the same page’ anymore and she is focusing her energy on her future.

The insider claimed: ‘They are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family. And Kim is okay with it.’

‘Kim knows what she wants to do with her life. She wants to keep living in LA, create the best life for the kids and focus on her work passions.’  

Meanwhile, Kim recently sold 20 per cent of KKW Beauty to Coty Inc for a whopping $200 million.

Her first husband: The Selfish author was wed to Damon Thomas from 2000 until 2004

A brief union: And she was married to Kris Humphries from 2011 until 2013 (pictured in 2011)

Her ex-husbands: This will be Kim’s third divorce as she was wed to Damon Thomas from 2000 until 2004 and she was married to Kris Humphries from 2011 until 2013

The businesswoman – who launched the brand in 2017 – and the beauty giant finalised the major deal last month.

Kim said in a statement: ‘I’m so proud of how the KKW brand has grown over the past four years, and I look forward to working with Coty for the next phase of innovation, advancement, and the ability to bring new launches to customers all around the world. 

‘This relationship will allow me to lead the development of the creative elements that I specialise in, while benefiting from the incredible resources of an established company like Coty.’

The star is working on a skincare line for 2022 and is also expanding to other areas of beauty such as hair and nails. 

KIM & KANYE: A TIMELINE OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP FROM 2003 TO 2021

2003 The pair struck up at friendship thanks to mutual friend Brandy and were seen talking at an event; it is shared that he has a ‘crush’ on her

2008 West asks Kim to star in his puppet show where she is Princess Leia and he is a Stormtrooper

2009 West includes Kim’s name in his song Knock You Down as he sang, ‘You were always the cheerleader of my dreams’ 

2008 West asks Kim to star in his puppet show where she is Princess Leia and he is a Stormtrooper

2008 West asks Kim to star in his puppet show where she is Princess Leia and he is a Stormtrooper

Kanye, Milla Jovovich, Kim and Reggie Bush attend Y-3 Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC in 2009

Kanye, Milla Jovovich, Kim and Reggie Bush attend Y-3 Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC in 2009

In May 2013 the power couple attend the Met Gala together; she is pregnant

In May 2013 the power couple attend the Met Gala together; she is pregnant

2010 The singer shows up on an episode of Kourtney And Kim Take New York 

2011 Kanye tells Kim not to marry basketball star Kris Humphries but she does 

Early 2012 The chart topper admits that he is in love with Kim in his song Cold: ‘And I’ll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the same time she had fell in love with him / Well that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thang / Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team’

April 2012 Kim and Kanye started dating and they are seen together in NYC

May 2012 The KUWTK star tweets that she is the ‘girlfriend’ of West 

August 2012 Kanye takes over Kim’s closet and redoes her fashion look 

December 2012 Kim starts to show a bump as rumours swirl she is pregnant, and then she confirms she is expecting 

May 2013 The power couple attend the Met Gala together in NYC; she is heavily pregnant with North and wears a floral gown 

June 2013 Their first child, daughter North West, is born in Los Angeles 

October 2013 Kanye proposed to Kim at a baseball park in San Francisco with a large diamond ring

October 2013 Kanye proposed to Kim at a baseball park in San Francisco with a large diamond ring

May 2014 The couple weds in Italy

May 2014 The couple weds in Italy

October 2013 Kanye proposed to Kim at a baseball park in San Francisco with a large diamond ring from Lorraine Schwartz. The proposal becomes a part of her show Keeping Up With The Kardashians 

November 2013 The beauty sits on Kanye’s lap as he rides a motorcycle in Bound 2

March 2014 He wraps his arms around her for the cover of Vogue magazine; inside are photos of baby North 

May 2014 The couple weds in Italy in front of her mom Kris Jenner and her sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie

February 2015 They attend the Grammys and he pays tribute to his family

May 2015 They announce they are expecting their second child

December 2015 The duo welcome their first son, baby Saint West

July 2016 Kanye fights with Taylor Swift and then Kim supports him

Seen in September 2016 in Paris

Seen in September 2016 in Paris

October 2016 She is robbed at gunpoint in Paris and West runs to her side

November 2016 He goes to the hospital for exhaustion and she rushes to his side

January 2018 The two welcome daughter Chicago via surrogate

May 2018 Kanye says slavery is a choice during a rambling interview but Kim stays by his side

Together in October 2019

Together in October 2019

May 2019 Kim and Kanye welcome their fourth child, Psalm, via surrogate; that same month they renew their vows

July 2020: Kanye says he will run for president; he also shares that he once thought of aborting North but Kim refused and he called Kris Jenner ‘Kris Jong Un’

October 2020 Reports surface that Kanye came late and left early during her 40th birthday party on a private island

November 2020 Kim and Kanye are not seen together on Thanksgiving

December 2020 She is not seen with Kanye and it is not known if they have spent any time together; rumours swirl that she has hired Laura Wasser as her attorney

January 2021 Kim is seen on vacation with her sisters and she calls it a ‘girls trip’; there is no sign of Kanye

October 2020 Reports surface that Kanye came late and left early during her 40th birthday party on a private island

October 2020 Reports surface that Kanye came late and left early during her 40th birthday party on a private island

 

 

 

 

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