Hollywood icons, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are on the verge of divorce after six years and four children together. Although neither of them has verified the rumors, several sources have confirmed their impending split.
In the world of fame where the shelf-life of a typical Hollywood marriage spans between five and ten years, two celebrities are in line to join the growing list of divorcees, namely Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Several sources revealed that a divorce was imminent for the Hollywood power couple, who were already leading separate lives, after a six-year marriage.
KIM AND KANYE’S DIVORCE
Sources claimed Kim and Kanye had plans in motion to complete their divorce but preferred to keep the early stage of the proceedings private. Page Six first outed the news, sharing exclusive statements from different sources. One source revealed:
“They are keeping it low-key, but they are done. Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.”
Sources also offered explanations as to why the pair spent the holidays apart. They claimed Kanye enjoyed the festive season alone in his $14 million mansion in Wyoming rather than join the Kardashians’ lavish holiday festivities because Kim had him do so to facilitate their split.
WHAT LED TO THE IMPENDING DIVORCE
Many speculations about the reason for the couple’s marital crisis has made the rounds since the news broke. Some believe Kim’s intent on pursuing her law degree and prison reform activism contributed to the friction between them.
Others suggested the reality star simply became fed up with Kanye’s mental disorder. However, a source disclosed that the 43-year-old rapper was the party who wanted out because he couldn’t bear the Kardashians’ eccentric lifestyles and reality show anymore.
A divorce between one of Hollywood’s most famous couples could not have come about without earlier signs of marital crisis. Explaining some of their controversial encounters and the reason behind their recurring differences, a source once shared:
“Kim has work and projects that are important to her, and Kanye has his. Their lives don’t overlap much.”
Despite the earlier speculations of friction between them, the duo strived to mend their relationship. They remained committed to each other for several months in public eyes until the recent rumors swept through the media.
A DIVORCE FOR REAL?
This is not the first time Kim and Kanye West would make headlines over an impending divorce. Last July, speculations about their marital upheavals made the rounds following Kanye’s scandalous bid for the presidency.
The episode created negative publicity for the family, especially as the hip hop artist disclosed several private details about the Kardashian-West clan in his quest.
Many were convinced that the couple, who shared four children including North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, were on the brink of divorce. However, the lovebirds denounced the speculations, dismissing the controversial campaign as another episode of Kanye’s bipolar disorder.
Thereafter, the duo reconnected, proving to the world they had become stronger than ever. Amid all the theories circulating the media, one constant was that their familial rift or possible divorce resulted from cumulative years of built-up tension.