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Kim Kardashian West Files for Divorce From Kanye West

Last year, Mr. West mounted a long-shot bid for president as a Christian revivalist, a transfer that perplexed and anxious some near him. Mr. West had spoken prior to now about his bipolar dysfunction.

Ms. Kardashian West had opened up about it for the primary time days after Mr. West made a marketing campaign look in South Carolina, throughout which he broke down crying. Writing on Instagram, she known as him a “brilliant but complicated person” who has to take care of “pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder.”

Before their courtship grew to become public in 2012, Ms. Kardashian West and Mr. West had identified one another for roughly a decade. They have been first launched in about 2002 or 2003 by a mutual good friend, the singer Brandy. The pair dated for two years earlier than marrying in an opulent $2.8 million ceremony at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, on May 24, 2014.

The marriage was the third for Ms. Kardashian West. She was divorced from the music producer Damon Thomas in 2003 and from the NBA participant Kris Humphries in 2013. The marriage additionally got here after Mr. West had ended high-profile relationships with the designer Alexis Phifer and the mannequin Amber Rose.

In current years, Mr. West has made an specific flip to non secular themes in his music.

Still, Mr. West’s albums continued to carry out nicely on the Billboard charts. Since his second album, “Late Registration” in 2005, each considered one of Mr. West’s eight solo studio albums, together with the gospel-infused “Jesus Is King” in 2019, has opened at No. 1.

But his long-promised new album, “Donda,” which he initially mentioned could be launched in July, has not materialized.