Mutual resolution? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West fought for his or her marriage earlier than she formally filed for divorce.
“This really was done amicably. The filing wasn’t a surprise to either of them; both knew it was coming,” a supply completely tells Us Weekly. “There is no one person who is exiting the marriage. They both just grew apart from each other. They both wanted to make the marriage work — that’s why they put this off for so long.”
While West, 43, has been away from his household residing in Wyoming, he plans to remain near the estranged couple’s 4 youngsters: daughter North, 7, son Saint, 5, daughter Chicago, 3, and son Psalm, 21 months. “Wyoming will still be Kanye’s primary residence, but he also has his own place in L.A.,” the insider provides.
Kardashian, 40, filed for divorce on Friday, February 19. She is reportedly in search of joint authorized and bodily custody of their children.
Us reported in January that the truth star was “done” together with her marriage to West six years after they tied the knot. “They have both been living separate lives for many months now,” a supply revealed on the time. “Kim and Kanye haven’t been on the same page for a while now.”
An insider informed Us the separation was “only a matter of time,” pointing to “a big fight” the pair had in December 2020 because the breaking level. “Kanye blew up at Kim and she was really upset.”
Us additionally confirmed that Kardashian had lawyer Laura Wasser on “retainer” since summer time 2020.
The KKW Beauty founder hesitated to make authorized strikes for a particular motive although. “Kim wants the divorce settlement finalized before formally filing,” a supply stated in January. “Settlement talks are ongoing. Kim wants to control the PR campaign of the divorce and she was blindsided by leaks about the divorce reports.”
As the divorce submitting loomed, Kardashian and West continued spending time away from each other. “They have been living apart for a year now and he doesn’t have too many things [at Kim’s house] that he would need,” an insider informed Us earlier this month. “They are both clearly going through the hardest part of this separation right now.”
The supply famous that “the end” was “near” for the twosome on the time: “There is no communication between them right now. They’re living as a divorced couple. Kim’s only concern is her kids and her family. Her friends were sure she would file by now. It could happen at any moment. There’s no way either of them will drag this out through the summer; it’s just not sustainable for either of them.”