Kim Kardashian Has Reportedly Filed For Divorce From Kanye West

Olivia Blair
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Photo credit: Rich Fury/VF20 - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rich Fury/VF20 - Getty Images

From ELLE

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'- are one of the most recognisable 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 gossip outlet), who also represented Kardashian in her divorce from Kris Humphries.

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 say.

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 where 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.

After meeting in the early noughties and forging a friendship (documented on Keeping up with the Kardashians), West and Kardashian elevated their friendship to a relationship in 2012, welcoming their first daughter North together a year later and then marrying in a celebrity-filled wedding in 2014 where the bride wore a custom Givenchy bridal gown.

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