2020 was the last straw in their eight-year-long marriage, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are now having "settlement talks."
It's not necessary that couples grow in the same direction. Differences occur but when we are unable to get past them despite trying many times, it's better to part than keep hurting. When we add celebrityhood to the mix, marriages become even more complicated.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is married to singer Kanye West, 43, might be on the brink of filing for divorce after eight years of marriage. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 40, is reportedly working with top divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, as per People. A source said that "it will happen eventually, but she’s waffling."
It was reported in December that they "very much live separate lives." Both of them have work and projects important to them, and unfortunately, "their lives don't overlap much."
Many sources told PageSix that "divorce is imminent." They have kept it "low-key" so far and are in "settlement talks." Unfortunately, not much can be done to save their relationship at this point since neither of them is willing to work on it anymore.
"He knows that she’s done. She has had enough, and she told him that she wants some space to figure out her future," a source told People. "He’s okay. He’s sad, but okay. He knows the inevitable will happen, and he knows that it’s coming soon," the source adds.
The couple, who are parents to daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 2, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, 1, have had a challenging 2020 with the rapper's unsuccessful presidential bid, rumors of divorce, and his bipolar disorder diagnosis. In July 2020, Kardashian had spoken out after the Runaway singer had posted some alarming messages on Twitter, according to People.
West had alleged that Kardashian and her mom Kris Jenner tried to "lock him up," and the next night, he said he wanted to divorce his wife. The 40-year-old reality TV star had shared a lengthy note asking for "compassion" for him.
"As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder," she wrote. "Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health," she said.
Kardashian defended her husband and called out those who were being nasty about his mental health. "People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try," she wrote.
Through her words, she further proved how much she loved and respected him. "He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder," she said.
Even though she has been supportive, he is now on "thin ice." West has aired his grievances about his wife and family on social media multiple times and now, "she's truly trying to decide what to do to protect the kids, but also her own sanity. The whole thing is discouraging and difficult for her."
She is currently studying to be a lawyer and is fighting for criminal justice reform. She had also announced the end of her reality TV series in September.