Kim Kardashian Reportedly Paid Kanye West £16 Million For Hidden Hills Mansion Amid Divorce

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Updated 20/10/21: Kim Kardashian reportedly buys Kanye West out of Hidden Hills home

The New York Post reports the reality star has paid £16.6 million ($23 million) to buy Kanye West - now known as Ye - out of their Hidden Hills home.

The former couple bought the home in 2014 before rebuilding the entire property from scratch over a six-year period. The publication reports that Los Angeles records state that the mother-of-four paid £14 million ($20 million) for the home, and £2.1 million ($3 million) for furniture, art and other interior items.

The court ruling reportedly comes days after Ye put his first of two Wyoming ranches up for sale October. 11.

The property - designed by Belgian architect Axel Vervoordt - was appraised by an independent appraiser in June last year, according to the documents, per People.

During a recent appearance on The Ellen Show's Mum Confessions web series, Kardashian revealed her eldest daughter, North, has a hilarious clapback if they ever butt heads.

'Every time I get into some kind of disagreement with my daughter North, she thinks this is a dig to me: She'll say, "Your house is so ugly, it's all white! Who lives like this?"' she revealed. 'She just thinks it, like, gets to me, and it is kind of mean because I like my house.'

Update 13/10/21: Kim Kardashian continuing with divorce proceedings

Despite rumours the pair might get back together, Kim Kardashian is reportedly going ahead with her divorce from Kanye West.

It's believed that while Kanye helped his former partner to prepare for her Saturday Night Live hosting gig on Saturday October 9 and watched the show in the audience, sources claim the pair of just 'friends' and the divorce is 'still moving forward'.

A source reportedly told PEOPLE: 'Kim and Kanye are friends, but that's it. She is still moving forward with the divorce.'

Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images

'She loves having Kanye's support though. They were not in a good place around the time Kim filed for divorce. She is so happy that things are better now. It's all very beneficial for the kids.'

Update 11/06/21: Kanye West reportedly unfollows Kardashian sisters

Kanye West is believed to have unfollowed Kim, Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian after rumours of a romance with Irina Shayk came to light earlier this week.

West was spotted with the model this week in France and the two are thought to have celebrated his 44th birthday together on June 8. Neither of them have responded to rumours of a romance.

While his estranged wife Kim and sister-in-law Khloé shared loving birthday tributes to the singer on social media on his birthday, the Daily Mail reports West has now unfollowed the pair and their older sister Kourtney on Twitter.

West follows 218 people including Chrissy Teigen, Rihanna, Shakira and Ellen Degeneres and prior to his most recent reported social media move, it's believed he followed the famous reality stars. Meanwhile, Kim, Khloé and Kourtney continue to follow West.

Photo credit: Twitter/Kim Kardashian
Photo credit: Twitter/Kim Kardashian

West has not posted on social media since November 2020 when he teased he was running for US president with a photograph of himself and several states across the Atlantic.

Update 09/06/21: Kim Kardashian Shares Birthday Message For Kanye West

To celebrate West turning 44 on Wednesday, June 9 his former partner Kim Kardashian shared several photos on Instagram of their family to wish him a happy birthday.

'Happy Birthday Love U for Life! 🎈 [sic]' she captioned a photo of herself, the musician Kanye and three of their children - North, Saint and Chicago. The pair are also parents to their youngest son, Psalm.

The reality star also shared a photo of her ex as a child on Twitter.

Kardashian's sister Khloé also took to Instagram to celebrate her former brother-in-law's birthday and reportedly responded to criticism of her post.

'Happy birthday to my brother for life!!! Have the best birthday Ye! Sending you love and endless blessings!!' the star captioned a photograph of herself, West, her older sister and rumoured partner Tristan Thompson.

According to E! News, one of her followers questioned her decision to share that photo amid Kardashian and West's divorce and called the reality star 'petty'.

'Why are you even commenting on something you know nothing about?' the mother of one reportedly responded. 'You don't think me and my sister's talk about one another's feelings? We are with one another every day. This is MY FAMILY. Not yours! Don't comment as if you in the know unless you are actually in the know. Weirdo!! [sic]'.

Update 04/06/21: Kim Kardashian Breaks Down Discussing Kanye West Split On Keeping Up With The Kardashians

While Kim Kardashian and Kanye West commence divorce proceedings, the public have been reminded of the extremely unique situation surrounding their high-profile relationship and now separation, as clips of the reality star breaking down in tears over the state of their marriage have been broadcast on Keeping up with the Kardashians.

The show is now in its 20th and final season. Over the years, viewers have seen some of the most personal moments from the famous families lives including childbirth, break ups, mental health struggles and more.

On the latest episode of the show, the mother of four takes a family trip to Lake Tahoe with her sisters, where Khloé Kardashian explains to camera that her sister has been struggling with her relationship behind the scenes. Asked by her younger sister how she and West are getting on, she says: 'There's no fighting now, it's all calm. I just roll with it.'

Khloé then explains how her sister and the singer had a 'big fight' before the family left for Lake Tahoe, which is then seen in a flashback shot of Kim crying to her sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner (who also cries as her sister talks), saying: 'I think he deserves someone who can follow his every move and go all over the place and move to Wyoming, I can't do that. He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him and does everything and I can't.

'I feel like a f***ing failure that it's a third f***ing marriage, I feel like a f***ing loser but I can't even think about that, like I want to be happy,' she says breaking down.

Over the past year or two, West has spent more and more time in Wyoming where he has a ranch with a recording studio. Before their divorce announcement, the SKIMS co-founder and the couple's four children were regularly seen visiting West in the US state while also residing near the Kardashian family in Los Angeles.

Update 13/04/21: Kanye West Responds To Kim Kardashian's Divorce Filing

Almost two months after news broke that Kim Kardashian was filing for divorce from husband of seven years Kanye West, the rapper has responded with his own filing.

According to The Guardian, West filed a response through his legal team on Friday 9 April which was 'almost identical' to his estranged wife's. The couple have agreed to share custody of their four children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm and have agreed neither party needs to pay spousal support.

West also agreed that the reason for their divorce was 'irreconcilable differences'.

The Grammy winning rapper has rarely been seen in public since news of the 'Kimye' divorce first surfaced, bringing to an end one of the most talked about couples in the world.

Over the weekend, Kardashian posted a photograph with her four children to Instagram:

In several pictures posted for her 214 million Instagram followers over the last couple of weeks, Kardashian has been seen wearing Yeezy trainers, designed by West suggesting - just like many reports have - that their split is amicable.

Original story 19/02/21: Kim Kardashian Files For Divorce From Kanye West

After months of mounting rumours, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West, according to multiple reports.

The couple - entrenched in 2010s celebrity culture by way of PDA-filled music videos, high-profile public appearances on red carpets and the fan nickname 'Kimye' - have had one of the most recognisable and high-profile unions in the world, and married seven years ago in Italy.

According to TMZ, Kardashian filed for divorce through her lawyer Laura Wasser (a well known celebrity divorce lawyer, dubbed the 'disso queen' by the celebrity news outlet), who also represented Kardashian in her divorce from athlete Kris Humphries. Neither Kardashian nor West have commented publicly on the reports.

The split is said to be amicable and the divorce will honour an existing prenuptial agreement. According to the Reuters news service, representatives for Kardashian have confirmed the reports as have representatives for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Kardashian is seeking joint custody over the couple's four children, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm, the reports claim.

Reports of a divorce follow months of rumours and tabloid speculation over the state of the couple's marriage. Last year, in the run up to the US election, West embarked on a 'presidential campaign' and appeared emotional at a rally during which he spoke about very personal matters to do with his family and marriage, before sharing concerning statements on Twitter.

Photo credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images
Photo credit: Larry Busacca - Getty Images

After Kardashian took to Instagram pleading with followers to show West compassion amid his ongoing struggle with Bipolar Disorder, West thanked his wife for 'always being there for him' and apologised to her publicly on the platform. According to the NHS, Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition that affects your moods and can involve episodes of depression and mania.

After meeting in the early Noughties and forging a friendship (documented on the mother-of-four's family reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians), West and Kardashian elevated their connection to a romantic relationship in 2012, welcoming their first daughter North together a year later and marrying in a celebrity-filled wedding in 2014, at which the bride wore a custom Givenchy bridal gown.

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