Kim Kardashian ‘has been meeting with lawyers to explore divorce’

Kim Kardashian West is spotted out and about during NYFW!

Given Kanye West’s tweet-and-deletestorms this week, I think we should all be prepared for Kanye to truly live-tweet his upcoming divorce. I genuinely believe that Kim Kardashian has been done with Kanye for a while, and the pandemic just underlined the fact that she’s sick of being around him. His latest manic episode has been the straw that broke the camel’s back – she did the “supportive wife” thing and tried to get him help. He doesn’t want to be helped. And now he’s tweeting out sh-t about how she maybe f–ked with Meek Mill and how her mom is Kris Jong Un. So Kim is reportedly done:

Preparing for the future. Kim Kardashian is getting her house in order following Kanye West’s controversial comments about aborting their first child and subsequent Twitter rant.

“Kim has been meeting with lawyers to explore and talk about divorce,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

While the couple has had their ups and downs in the past, another source says she has “wanted to make it work.” The insider adds that Kardashian, 39, hasn’t gone forward with divorce in the past “because of their children.”

After the concerning tweetstorm, a source told Us on Tuesday, July 21, that the Skims creator is “deeply upset” with her husband after “talking about their personal life and for making matters that are very personal to them and their family public.” A second source added that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has “tried so hard to help him, but now Kim and her family feel as though he’s really crossed a line by talking negatively about them publicly. She feels helpless at this point.”

[From Us Weekly]

“But now Kim and her family feel as though he’s really crossed a line by talking negatively about them publicly…” I mean, given the fact that Kanye has had these kinds of manic episodes before, I would think that Kim, Kris and the whole family all understand the nature of his bipolar disorder. Of course, understanding the disorder is one thing – they can still be hurt by what he’s saying and doing. And the way he’s lashing out at Kim and Kris in particular this week… it’s interesting because that part of it IS new. I think Kanye is kind of done with the marriage. And so it’s probably a good idea for Kim to talk to those lawyers. She could just get Laura Wasser again? She used Wasser for her last divorce, from Kris Humphries.

Update: Kim posted a lengthy message on Kanye’s bipolar disorder and how they deal with it as a family.

Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian head to Kanye West's Sunday Service

Kanye West keeps a busy afternoon at the studio

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  1. Trashaddict says:

    Maybe it’s so she won’t have to wear clothes like that any more.

    • Snazzy says:

      OMG we share a brain – I thought that too!!

      • Noki says:

        Her best fashion sense was the Kris Humpries era, when Kanye became her stylist he styled her from where Amber Rose left off. I always found it so rude how he made her get rid of all her clothes and replaced them with Matrix Striperrella nonsense and then some tour de France crap.

      • EMF999 says:

        And me!!!

    • FC says:

      Yes! Free yourself from the lycra, Kim!

    • Sarah says:

      That was my first thought! I know there are far more serious use here but I’ve always been a bit weirded out by the makeover he gave her. Maybe she’ll live in a more normal house too.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Yes she should insist he buy her out of the Catacombs house and move the kids somewhere that has windows

      • Tia says:

        I’ve always assumed there is either a set of rooms or a whole other house that she and the children (or at least the children and the nannies) actually live in.

    • julia says:

      haha! I would have divorced him after his first runway show and when I saw the Yeezy shoes.

    • JanetDR says:

      My first thought as well! I wish their children well, however this situation pans out.

    • Jules says:

      I had the same thought lol.

    • Kebbie says:

      😅 genuinely laughed out loud at this

    • Elizabeth says:

      I came on here to say that very thing! She dressed like a human before him. Maybe her backside will be allowed to go back to its natural size, too.

    • Alyse says:

      Lol my first thought…

  2. Deedee says:

    She needs to drop him.

  3. Melly says:

    Good for Kim. I’m not a fan of hers, but she and the kids don’t need to deal with Kanye’s shit. Maybe if he loses something he’ll realize he needs help. Maybe he’ll have to get help if he wants custody of the kids.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Good point. Also, while I really don’t like her, I would be outta that door aswell if I found out that my significant other is sharing my very private medical history on Twitter of all places. Run, girl.

  4. Hermes says:

    She obviously isn’t interested in being the First Lady.

  5. josephine says:

    Until I see these people treat a situation with actual decency and privacy, I’ll continue to think it’s just another storyline for them. I really don’t think there is a single situation or person that they won’t figure out how to exploit for publicity, especially during a pandemic when pickings are slim.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Of course it is. Kim isn’t to blame for Kanye’s disorder, but this family has chewed up and spit out so many men, it’s hard to imagine they’ve ever had good intentions.

      • ME says:

        Chewed up and spit out so many BLACK men. Scott has been the exception and well he’s not Black but there is a pattern to what this family does. They’ve done the same to Black female friends as well. Jordyn got trashed by them but Tristan is welcomed with open arms (for now).

      • bettyrose says:

        @ME – exactly that.

    • S2 says:

      This times infinity.

      There is no situation too real, too private or too serious for the Kardashians not to figure out how to profit off of. It’s their life’s work. I’d buy that Kim could think she can boost her brand AND help Kayne, but not that she’d ever pick the latter over the former.

      The Kardashians have publicly set ablaze every man that’s ever come into, and then left, their family. That this one actually is crazy, doesn’t make that any less of a fact.

    • Dani says:

      Yeaaaaaaaaah. Kim and the K/J clan are some of the most awful people out there. Kanye should really free himself from them, not the other way around.

  6. ME says:

    The thing is he is able to control what he says. He’s never attacked Kim or Kris before, so that makes me believe there is some truth to what he is saying. Of course the Kardashians always want to come out as perfect angels when a divorce/break up happens, but not this time. This dude may have receipts to make up his claims, who knows. I guess we’ll see how this all plays out.

    It is interesting that they are currently filming for the next season of their show. Of course ALL of this will be on it with a spin of the story to favor the Kardashians. They’ll probably even “re-create” scenes like they did when Kim divorced Humphries.

    • caitlinsmom says:

      this isn’t a question of “controlling what he says”. This is about mental illness, and specifically paranoia, or complex delusions that go along with it. Saying these things now doesn’t make them true, in the same way that he things he has said in the past were not true. It just means that is what his paranoia is focused on- true or not.

    • Jan says:

      Not to be snarky but you obviously do not know much about bi-polar episodes to this degree. Worked in a Psychiatric Hospital for years. They can’t control what they say and can have delusions and hallucinations that command them to do crazy things. His are bad enough he has physically attacked people in the past so your statement and assumptions are way out there.

      • ME says:

        Nope. He always has these types of “outbursts” right before an album or shoe/clothing line come out. It’s calculated…or just one big damn coincidence each and every time ???

      • Embee says:

        Me it may be calculated or an impending album release may trigger his manic episodes. We cannot know. My ex would be triggered into psychosis/manic episodes by adrenaline or any stimulus, including coffee.

      • AMM says:

        @ME – It’s likely that he either gets off meds to “enhance his creativity” or the stress/lack of sleep/subjects involved in his projects trigger a manic episode. I feel like you are insinuating that he’s faking it for publicity, which is really tacky considering what we can see with our own eyeballs. So many people do not seek help or speak about mental illness for fear of being accused of attention seeking.

      • Jensies says:

        @ME As I’ve said I’m other posts on this, stress and sleep disturbances, as one might experience around a fashion or album launch, is more than enough to induce a manic episode. Once that happens, he no longer has any real consistent control over his words or actions. He may very well be horrified by what he sees that he tweeted when he comes down from this.

    • A says:

      West has a pattern of lashing out in very misogynistic terms against women. He’s saying these things about Kardashian and her mother now, when he’s upset, defensive, and in crisis. If Kim Kardashian cheated, and to be perfectly clear right now we don’t have a reason to believe she did, does that justify the -way- in which West has written about her, her past, and her mom? No, it absolutely does not. We shouldn’t overlook his gross attitude towards the women in his life. And I don’t really see why any parent would create that kind of drama in front of their kids purely to sell something. He’s damaging his marriage, he’s damaging his kids, he’s damaging the brand the family built.

      There’s a lot about bipolar disorder that I don’t understand. There’s a lot I don’t understand about how, in this specific instance, that diagnosis might connect to how West is expressing himself. But I am absolutely sure that Kardashian’s fidelity is not the thing I want to focus on right now.

  7. FC says:

    I just hope after the divorce she moves those kids into a colorful, tacky-ass mansion with plants and legos all over the floor. They’re going to need a Kris Jenner styled Chucke Cheese to undo all those years living inside a beige monastery.

    • Chaine says:

      Yesss!!! I want her to have a huge bonfire to cremate all of those horrible bicycle shorts and sausage-casing skirts, and I hope she wears a rainbow-print tie-dye t shirt dress and neon jelly shoes while doing it.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Yes! The kids won’t know what to do in a house with windows and actual color. And burn the Lycra clothes forever

  8. Lori says:

    His tweets aren’t that far removed from the wild sh!t the actual president tweets.

    • Dutch says:

      And you don’t think Melania has divorce lawyers on speed-dial?

      • jb says:

        errr i actually know Melania does. saying it here first: 1 year after Agent Orange is outta office, Melania’s out. It’s been pre-arranged…

      • Tia says:

        I’m pretty sure she’s desperately praying for a Biden victory so she can take the cash and run (unless she gets a lot more for a second term, in which case I’m sure she’d be fine with ignoring the duties of a First Lady for another 4 years)

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Tia Melania better hope that Covfefe’s put aside enough cash for the alimony, because he’s broke and borrowing money from all sorts of shady sources. This is the ‘man’ who bankrupted an actual casino, remember.
        A casino.

  9. 10KTurtle says:

    This is so sad. Their kids will see all this on the internet some day. I hope Kanye lets somebody help him.

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Who could’ve predicted such a shocking turn of events? In any light, thank God. If this woman continues to be in headlines, it’d be super lovely to see her in something other than rubber. Or meat casing.

  11. Anilehcim says:

    Can’t stand Kim or her family, but this is one situation where she’s damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. If she leaves, she’ll be bashed for abandoning him in his time of need; if she stays, she’ll be called a user and enabler.

    Kanye is not a great guy. He is a brilliant musician in a lot of ways (this is subjective, of course, but this is my opinion), but he’s got a lengthy history of being misogynistic which Kim was perfectly OK with when he was saying awful things about other women, but now that he has inevitably turned his misogyny on her, there is going to be big trouble. It was OK when he slut shamed Amber, but now that he’s got a big problem with her being a sexual person, she’ll be horrified and stunned.

    From day one, long before the breakdowns, Kanye has NEVER accepted Kim for who she was. He was shown on her show going into her closet with a stylist and throwing out her clothing—there were even scenes where she said she wanted to keep certain items and wasn’t allowed to. He has treated her like a Barbie doll, dressing her up and insisting on her changing her look. He has talked shit publicly about her and her family, mocked them for doing things like Dancing With The Stars. He recently made headlines for being filmed on her show telling her that her sexiness “hurt his soul.” This is the behavior of a controlling person and it is NOT normal. It’s really unfortunate that she went along with all of this because it’s gross behavior on his part.

    I hope Kim does divorce his ass. Yeah, he has mental health issues but it is not his wife’s job to keep him in check. People end up having to leave their spouses all of the time for things like dependency issues or other issues that they refuse to get help for. This is one of those situations. Kanye is completely unhinged, in dire need of serious help, and he is actively refusing to get it once again. For the sake of herself and even more so their children, Kim needs to divorce him.

  12. Princess Caroline says:

    Good for Kim. We all know who’s doing the heavy lifting in that family anyways.

  13. Jen says:

    Let’s not forget Kim was tweeting American flags when Kanye first started talking about “running for President.” I’m sorry, I’m not going to say Kim is blameless and we cannot hold her responsible for a grown man’s actions here. I don’t hold her responsible for some of the disgusting things he’s said, but I don’t think they’ve tried to help him time and time again as the stories they’re leaking claim, either.
    That entire family was thrilled to latch onto Kanye back in the day and legitimize their fame in a sense, and are now taking action because he’s spiraling in public. At the end of the day, I don’t think they ever cared much about him, I think they care about press.

    • Jules says:

      She is complicit until it hurts her brand. If anyone feels sorry for Kim, then by this logic they need to feel sorry for Melania. But the truth is, both women knew what they were marrying into, and were doing it for money. Period.

      • ME says:

        I agree. I don’t understand all this sympathy for Kim or Melania. Both women knew who they were marrying. Both benefited. I feel sorry for the children.

  14. Kris Jong Un says:

    3-2-1 until he’s in divorce court claiming he’s broke AF. The thing missed in this is that he’s been going around talking about how rich he is (worth $5 billion!!). His financials are possibly the highest they’ve been. If she’d divorced him at his lowest point, SHE would’ve been paying HIM (he was in severe debt). But now, there is more of a financial gain to pull the trigger. Just my two cents…

    • Princess Caroline says:

      You honestly think Anna Wintour and Vogue will want anything to do with Kanye after this? He’s about 2 seconds from being cancelled basically everywhere, regardless of his mental state.

  15. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    I would have sympathy for Kim if she wasn’t still leaking this stuff like she’s testing out a trial balloon. Why not just be quiet, stop sending your PR team to speak to with People Magazine and TMZ and just work on the divorce quietly? But then again, she would only do that if all she wanted was a divorce regardless of the damage if could cause to her brand.

    I think her camp is leaking this because they are worried how hard her reputation and business (remember that 20% sale of KKW to Coty?) will be hit. How can she run KKW without the W? Will she get Anna WIntour in the divorce? Will she have access to the designers that are dressing her (badly) now? Her true friends will support and lift her of course, but the business of being Mrs. Kim Kardashian-West has been very lucrative for her. How much can she retain if she divorces him? And she’ll be a thrice divorced woman…a lot of people will mock her for that. Remember how we mocked her for her divorce from Humphries? Unless of course, she fights back with the ‘Kanye is crazy’ narrative…but that’s not so easy now, not in the time when so many Black women who pay attention to celeb gossip have their knives out for the Kardashians if they try to destroy another Black person’s career. We’ve been on guard since Jordyn Woods.

    Kanye has wanted out of this relationship for who knows how long but now he is revealing his desperation to the public. Kim has probably wanted out since after he failed to support her after the Paris robbery. I have no sympathy for her, only her four children who won’t grow up in a household with a healthy black role model.

    • Lboogie says:

      All of this right here.

    • Bibliomommy96 says:

      She can still be KKW, just because she divorces him, she doesn’t have to lose her married name. And even if she does choose to change her name, she’s sill KK, people know who she is, people buy her crap just like people buy Kylies crap, she’ll be ok.

    • Hmppyy says:

      That’s not fair. They made jordyn wood’s career in the first place.

    • MargaritasForBreakfast says:

      I’m a Black Woman who gives not one damn about the karma Kanye West will receive. He has been saying jacked up crap about all sorts of things for well over a decade. People questioned his entanglement with Kim Kardashian in the first place given that family’s penchant for chewing black men up and spitting them out. He chose not to heed that.

      I’ve realized that being in the protective bubble of Donda’s love and Jay Z/Beyonce zone was grounding for him and losing all that revealed him as the nut job he has probably always been.

      Kanye West started out with a “good girl” college sweetheart type girlfriend and dumped her for Amber Rose and any number of groupie hook ups. While “good girl” is a sexist trope it’s clear Kanye was never content with that. He has made his bed and I’m not sorry for him although I have sympathy for the kids and having a crazy daddy. It will fck them up.

  16. grabbyhands says:

    I can’t help but thinking that this was the final straw for PMK, and less so Kim because while I’m sure they thought there was more blood to be had from this stone, she’s not going to stand for him shit talking her and worse, possibly betraying family secrets about their grifter empire.

    Otherwise I think this would have continued to be drawn out further to help cement the “long suffering wife” persona.

  17. yinyang says:

    I feel relieved, but not at all surprised, I knew it wouldn’t work fromt he start. I’m surprised it lasted this long, I guess she needed some time to adjust to the idea of divorce, that’s usually what woman need. Anyway sad that all these kids are involved, I hope Kanye can be a good dad and ex husband atleast and not look for revenge, but I think, as Trump says, “It’ll only get worse until it gets better.”

  18. Michael says:

    I wonder if their will be a fight over money. Assuming Kanye is worth as much as Forbes says she may try to get a piece of it even though she is worth $500 million herself. Could get really ugly.

  19. AmyB says:

    This is basically what I have been saying – Kim can’t “make” Kayne adhere to medical attention unless he poses a threat to himself or others, and then there would be a long battle of getting him to continue to take his much needed medication. Of course, I have believed in some sense Kim and the Kardashian family have somewhat enabled his behavior, like allowing him to continue with this ridiculous manic-driven Presidential run, or go to that dumpster fire rally! But yes, in the end it is Kayne’s responsibly to take fucking care of his bipolar disease and mental health issues. That being sad, IF HE DOES NOT, she can GTFO and divorce him!!! I should know something about this; I was married to a heroin and cocaine addict for 10 years – supported him all that time in/out of rehabs and outpatient therapies etc. But it was a cycle of relapse and sobriety and a cycle of lies and insanity. I finally got to the point, when we had my young daughter in the picture, that I was powerless over his addiction, and I had to get out. For my health and my daughters. I loved him very much and it broke me to leave, but I became very co-dependent and it was toxic and unhealthy. Best decision I ever made. And BTW, he is sober now over 10 years, so he finally got his act together too :)

    So I can emphasize with Kim. I am not her biggest fan trust me, but at this point, I would tell her to leave. She has the money and celebrity – I really don’t think it would hit her hard in terms of her fame. This isn’t a Kris Humphries situation. Kayne is ill and is refusing to address it. That is dangerous for himself and his family. I wouldn’t want my children around that behavior either, which is exactly the reason I left my unhealthy marriage!!!

  20. lucy2 says:

    I think everyone in that family is awful (minus the kids of course) but I do have some sympathy for her dealing with him like this. He’s really unwell and struggling, and that’s hard on anyone in that person’s life.

    • Jezebeelzebub says:

      WOW. You said in 2 concise sentences what it took me a couple of paragraphs to stumble through (on another article). I’m glad you were here- thank you for saying what I meant!

  21. Ty says:

    Prior to him marrying Kim were their reports he had mental illness?

    • Lightpurple says:

      There was very erratic and inappropriate public behavior for years.

    • ME says:

      Even while married to Kim, Kim made multiple statements about how Kanye is not mentally ill and he is just “misunderstood”. This was just a year or two ago. She was also in denial.

  22. Grace says:

    NOT a fan of ANY of the Kardashians! But, speaking as a person with experience with a (past) significant other with bipolar disorder, I can attest to the extreme challenge it is to deal with. The fall out from manic episodes can leave a HUGE path of destruction from which it’s almost impossible to recover. I wish them both well in his recovery, and then, when he is better, Ii want them all to go to Wyoming and NEVER show up in the media again!! (wishful thinking!)

  23. Marigold says:

    I think that what she wrote was very well said.

    • pk says:

      I doubt she wrote it…but anyways the part about asking for “privacy” is hilarious. They are currently shooting for the upcoming season of their show. This whole mess will be talked about and filmed for our viewing pleasure and for their ratings and pocketbooks. Just watch and see…

  24. Amber says:

    There are a couple of things I tend to believe about Kim. The first is that she really wants to be married. She likes being married. The second is that she is a strategic business woman who is smarter than people give her credit for. Her brand was strong before she married Kanye, it will be strong afterwards. She does not need him to be successful. She has stayed with him because on some level–whether it be just for the children’s sake, or because she loves him or just likes being married–she wanted to stay with him. I also think she probably has done as much as she can to help him behind the scenes but unless he’s involuntarily committed, she can’t force him to take medication. This is Kanye’s problem, ultimately. If he won’t commit to taking care of his mental health, she can’t be held responsible for that. I always see SO much internalized misogyny and distrust of women when it comes to how people think of Kim–people are holding her responsible for her husband’s problems just as we so often hold women accountable for the sins of men. This situation is not Kim’s fault. She is embarrassed by these manic episodes and they are painful for her children. I don’t like the leaks about the divorce lawyers but this isn’t the first time she’s told us she was talking to attorneys. It might be an attempt to bring him to heel but it won’t work when he’s as unhinged as he is. I am worried for Kanye and I hope he is able to get help.

  25. MargaritasForBreakfast says:

    I wonder if the Carters (Jay & Beyonce) have any influence over him? Could they talk him into compliance with his medications? After his mom’s death he was already erratic but when the Carters abandoned him and failed to attend his wedding to Kim Kardashian he really began to flounder. He said crazy stuff about the Carters in public as well but surely they have more connection with him than Dave Chappell

    • yinyang says:

      I think that would anger him more, they haven’t been on good terms in ages.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I don’t think it’s fair to blame this on Beyoncé or Jay-Z, or say they abandoned him. Obviously it’s a difficult situation, & I am sure they went through a lot behind the scenes.

    • Mel says:

      Uhm…it’s not their job to care take a grown ass man . Don’t make Kanye their problem.

  26. yinyang says:

    I feel for Kim. It must be hard living in the spotlight and having a husband go off like this and humilating the family. I think it’s different when shes on tv because she has say over what they put out. And the fact that she’s been dealing with this for a while in secret, makes me sad for her and to think how hard she must have tried. She’s making the right choice, she’s worked too hard to have to deal with this at her age, she proabably wants a man to be chill and just enjoy life with. It’s different than if he were cheating, its harder to walk away from someone that needs help, but it’s the best for her. I hope she gets to keep the kids, some woman cant fathom not seeing thier kids for days especially when they’re with someone not right like Kanye.

  27. KC says:

    Yeah, I kinda see/saw it that way too. Now looking back I’m like…hmmm. Those might have been signs. The worst part is some of the stuff he says isn’t far off. I forgot who it was on another post commented that he doesn’t lie so when he spills the tea…..I also think I’m his more lucid/non-grandiose moments he’s rather intelligent which is why it’s sad when he says crazy stuff about politics I’m like, “but you know what? I can’t argue with that but I certainly wouldn’t put it that way”.

    Anyway, my thoughts have always been that for all these Kardashian women they wanted all their kids to have the same father. I believe it’s why Khloe stuck with Tristan, she was hoping for a sibling. And didn’t the boring one who’s decided to become the drama queen have extra children with Scott when they weren’t together. That’s one thing their mum did that they experienced and don’t want to repeat. That being said, I didn’t think Kim would divorce him until she was done with kids. I’m not sure if she’s done though. I mean her hands seem full but I also had the feeling she wanted as many as her mum. Anyway, I always felt that once she’s done with kids she’s be more inclined to be done with him. However, with his mental state she might stand in a better position 1-with no custody agreement to just have more control which might work out better for the kids or 2-make more money. I don’t think she plans to lose money and if he starts losing wealth she’ll either drop him real fast, work something out where he gets very little or they walk away with what they own and maybe tie his access to the kids up as an inventive.