Page Six: Kim Kardashian ‘has the whole divorce planned out, but she’s waiting’

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I do feel for Kim Kardashian. I have sympathy for her with the entire Kanye West thing. I think people want to blame her (because she’s a Kardashian) or say that the entire debacle with Kanye’s mental health is her responsibility to “fix.” Kim is in the same position that so many family members are in when their loved ones are struggling with mental illness or addition though, which is that legally, morally and ethically, there’s not much she can do. Kanye is clearly in the middle of yet another manic episode, which has come up just a month after his last huge manic episode. He’s off his meds, he’s ranting on Twitter constantly, he’s displaying signs of deep paranoia and there’s not much people can do. And so it’s time for another round of “is Kim going to divorce him?” Page Six’s sources say she will, she’s just hoping to do it when this manic episode peters out.

Kim Kardashian is thinking about divorcing Kanye West in light of his latest episode, Page Six is exclusively told. A source close to the couple tells Page Six that West’s bipolar disorder and his anti-abortion stance have taken a toll on their crumbling marriage.

“Kim has the whole divorce planned out,” our insider shared, “but she’s waiting for him to get through his latest episode.”

Over the past few months, West, 43, has been extremely vocal about about being pro-life, telling a rally crowd that he and Kardashian, 39, nearly aborted their oldest child, daughter North West.

“I almost killed my daughter,” he said during the July event. “No more Plan B, Plan A.”

Not long after, Kardashian defended the “Jesus Is King” rapper and opened up about his mental health struggles. A separate source later told Page Six that she wouldn’t divorce West because it wasn’t “a good look” at the time.

[From Page Six]

I don’t think Kim appreciates Kanye’s anti-abortion bulls–t but that’s not “the reason” why she’s considering divorce. She’s considering divorce – and I believe she’ll file by the end of the year – because of everything, because Kanye lied to her about staying on his meds, because she has to think about herself and the kids, because she’s realizing that she can’t do everything for Kanye, especially against his will. I think Kim sees Kanye’s “presidential run” and his anti-abortion sh-t for what it is – the ranting of a deeply unwell person.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West at arriv...

She has been posting a lot of photos of her kids recently. I kind of wonder if she’s reminding Kanye that he has more than one child, since he only seems to remember North.

Photos courtesy of Instagram, Avalon Red.

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  1. YaGotMe says:

    I guess this means people are no longer accepting his calls.

  2. Mich says:

    I think she is in a more difficult position than most families dealing with mental illness. Whatever she tries to do can easily be countered by bottom feeders who want to use Kanye for their own purposes. Also, tens of millions of eyes are watching.

    • SM says:

      How about families that struggle to get by and do not have the luxury millions provide and then have to also deal with mental illness? How about those who have no access to health care? Mother who have no ability to travel to another state and wait out in a separate mansion? I understand that publicity and fame adds another layer to that and probably whatever she does she still be blamed and ridiculed for her choices but no, there are people in much more terrible position.

  3. bluemoonhorse says:

    Big surprise. She had the divorce planned before she married him. No sympathy from me for this trash family.

  4. Sam the Pink says:

    Yeah, I don’t believe Kim holds off because she feels for Kanye. She doesn’t want to hurt her brand.

    She can’t force him to take care of himself, that is true. However, lest we forget, she CHOSE to have two children with him AFTER his massive breakdown a few years ago – because she wanted to keep projecting the “happy family” image. I don’t believe she has an altruistic motive when it comes to Kanye. As long as Kanye has some kind of use to her, she’ll remain married to him.

    Let’s not forget what the family did to Lamar – they had no issues kicking him while he was dealing with drug addiction and mental illness. So I don’t believe for one second that Kanye’s illness gives them any kind of pause. Kanye knows where the bodies are buried, full stop.

    • Jessica says:

      Yep, Lamar had nothing to offer this family anymore and Kanye does. It’s not about anything other than what’s best for Kim. If she were anyone else, in any other family (except the Trump family), I might not say that (I probably wouldn’t). In this case, nah. She tweeted supportively when he announced his Trump campaign-fabricated “presidential run”. She didn’t have to do that. Fuck her. Fuck Kanye too. He has all the resources in the world to help himself, and chooses not to. I am more concerned about people who can’t afford their meds, can’t afford therapy, can’t afford to take basic care of themselves.

      Sick or not, manic or not, the one thread that runs through all of Kanye’s different eras and personas and changes of beliefs, is his misogyny. The misogyny is constant and does not change, sick or well, liberal or conservative. That’s enough for me to dismiss him entirely. The best I can say for the man is that I hope he goes the fuck away and gets serious, intensive help, and drops all the vultures and yes-men who undoubtedly surround him. And learns how to respect women. But he won’t.

    • Princess Peach says:


      At this point divorce seems like mostly a formality. They don’t live or parent together. Don’t really seem to even be in communication (seeing as the last time she even saw him Justin Bieber had to convince him to see her). So the only real consideration is her image

  5. JustMe2 says:

    It is heart breaking to love someone who is spiralling into a manic cycle of paranoia and religious manifestation- I was sleeping in my van when my husband started hearing voices that told him I was evil. It’s real and it’s terrifying and until the person either reaches out or does something to involve authorities there is not much that can be done to commit an adult.

    I fear Kayne will hold Kim and the kids hostage to “save” them from what he perceives as a sinful lifestyle. She needs to let him go and protect herself and the kids

    • cdnKitty says:

      I am sorry for your experience.

      I wanted to add, and your post seems like a natural fit, but that leaving someone when they’re manic is the scariest time. They are just not in a real version of the world or themselves and have the energy to DO something about it. Something can be violent, abusive, manipulative, toxic, whatever. She’s still at risk dropping a divorce when he’s manic, and the logic of doing when he down-cycles makes perfect sense to me.

      • Thirtynine says:

        I agree with this. I personally don’t see Kanye as a great asset business wise- maybe, but the stress of dealing with your children’s father like this must be crushing, as it goes on and on. I totally support the idea of her waiting to divorce him after he comes down (I don’t know if that’s the right term). She, her children or Kanye himself could be at risk if she instigated a divorce while he is clearly unstable. She’s right to be wary. If we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg, I hate to think what might be going on that we don’t see.

  6. swedish chef says:

    Of course she has is planned. If things go south, then she will have the divorce planned out and will come out the other side looking like a strong business woman and mother doing what’s best for her kids. If Kanye turns around and becomes stable she will come out looking like a strong business woman and mother who patiently kept her family together through crisis. As previously mentioned, it’s all about preserving the brand.

  7. SilentStar says:

    No different from us normal people. We set things up so that when the time is right it is the least painful and easiest transition for the children that it can possibly be. If we are lucky enough to have that choice and not have to flee for our safety suddenly. Her brand is her income and I get it if she wants to protect it so that she can continue to provide the kind of life her kids are accustomed to. I would do the same.

  8. whatWHAT? says:

    Their kids sure are cute.

    that’s all I got.

  9. Jaxonmeh says:

    Whatever she is waiting for, I don’t think she’s necessarily waiting for him to pull himself out of whatever manic spiral he is in right now. It’s just going to trigger another manic spiral for him.

    She probably realizes she is screwed public relations wise on this for awhile after she does it, so I think this is just a soft gradual sell for the public who is actually interested in this to gradually get used to the idea Kanye is mentally ill and not participating in their marriage and she needs to divorce him. No more, no less.

    I don’t fault her for wanting to divorcing him, but this isn’t about Kanye, it’s mitigating fallout to her brand. I don’t care either way, but she does.

  10. Angel says:

    I also think she will file by the end of this year.

  11. Snowbunny says:

    I feel for her. I divorced an ex who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and it’s really hard to leave someone you love when you’ve vowed to be there in sickness and in health. Sometimes you have to accept that you aren’t going to be able to make your spouse well, and that you may have a breaking point.

    I have a bestie who is married with bipolar disorder, and she has chosen to be off her meds while pregnant and breastfeeding, and she and her husband are making it work. Obviously people diagnosed with bipolar disorder can have happy, successful relationships, but it’s challenging, and it’s not always going to work.

    My ex’s values also changed to be more conservative while we were together. I’m curious if bipolar disorder has some impact on changing values too.

    • Sparky says:

      Re: changing values. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no relation to bipolar and changing values. Kanye was an ass and he’s still an ass. He’s always been a misogynist—manic, depressed or euthymic. And yes, I have bipolar disorder.

  12. Lindy says:

    If I were Kim, I’d be very worried about a judge granting unsupervised custody of the kids to Kanye. People think courts favor mothers when it comes to custody, but that hasn’t been true for the decade+, when family law started trending toward shared custody even in situations where it isn’t a good idea. The rationale being that kids need to have relationships with both parents. In theory, yes. In practice, it’s meant that many women are forced to let their kids spend time with men who have been abusive, unstable, with addictions etc.

    She’s got tons of money so she may be able to come out on top. But he definitely has no business caring for his children without supervision.

  13. Hollz says:

    I don’t think she’ll divorce him anytime soon.
    I think she’ll try to “Britney Spears” him, leaving her in control of his money/empire.

    If the courts don’t go for that, she’ll divorce him.

  14. nemo says:

    I think she’ll wait to pass the bar exam and THEN file it, so that she’ll be able to market herself as a “single, working mom” or something like that.

  15. A says:

    Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but I don’t think Kanye is off his meds. I think he has been of his medications before, but these last few times he’s been like this, I think that’s all him. I hate to say this, because it sounds awful, but I think he’s figured out that acting like this gets him a lot of traction and attention, so now he does this on purpose, and leans into it, because it puts the spotlight on him.

    I don’t know if Kim will divorce him. If anything, she’ll do it because he makes her look bad, and she didn’t sign up to be married to someone who does this shit to boost his own profile.

    • Melissa says:

      Manufacturing drama to boost their profile is literally their brand. She signed up for exactly that, the boost and access.

      • A says:

        Yes, but it has to serve a purpose. It has to benefit Kim. Her model of attention seeking has shifted. Before it used to be that any attention was good attention, because her only goal was to get on TV. After that, she wanted legitimacy, which is why she got with Kanye. Now, she wants to be taken seriously as an activist/lawyer, who uses her profile to promote progressive causes. Kanye went from her ticket to being taken seriously, to the person who makes her look like a joke. He’s no longer useful for her.

    • Thirtynine says:

      Thisis how I see it, too, A.

  16. Lynn says:

    Quick question. What’s that weird bump just above the waist of her pants in that top pic? For the life of me I can’t figure it out.

  17. whatever says:

    Legit question for the lawyers here: what are the legal ramifications of divorcing someone who is mentally ill? Can the mentally ill party later claim that they were not of sound mind when they agreed to the terms of the divorce? If so, could that be a reason that she’s waiting to file, so there’s no question that everything is valid and legally binding?

    • Ange says:

      I would imagine that’s where lawyers come in to protect the interests of their client and prevent them from being exploited while they’re ill.

  18. ME says:

    Kanye should file for divorce first lol that’ll have Kim and her mom’s head spinning. This family usually writes their own narrative and makes every man they’ve dated/married look like pure evil. I don’t like Kanye, but I do think he is the Karma the Kardashians were meant to get.

  19. L says:

    as someone who is bipolar and had no choice but to make myself take and think of my meds as if they are life-sustaining, as if i would die without them, once my son was born…it really does suck to see the opposite play out, and so publicly. i am grateful to have…i dont know what to call it. the wherewithal? self awareness? some -thing- i dont have the vocabulary for perhaps…to force myself to take those meds. yall, it aint easy some days. people with this condition straight up refuse to take their medication and shit and it is heartbreaking. i didn’t know stability for yeeeeears. i wouldnt trade it today. but in the thick of it, your reasons are anywhere from a casual “pfft, i dont really need them” to “they dampen my authenticity/my creativity/etc etc.” (which i personally find more scary). im not perfect, either. and im honestly really no fan of kanye’s in any tangible way (maybe a couple tracks), but my heart aches for the turmoil he is causing in his home, his life, for the turmoil he cant escape in his own mind, and i feel the MOST for these children witnessing something so confusing to younger folk. all i can think of is what straight up damage i’d be causing my 7 year-old if i wasn’t so adamant about my regimen.

    i am rambling, apologies, i only wish there were something that could wake and shake this man out of this, and for him to take those damn meds, for good.

    • Sparky says:

      It took me a long time to come to the understanding that I needed to be “med compliant” if I wanted to keep on living. My problem was that when I was depressed I had no energy to get up and fill prescriptions. I had a lot of “I’ll pick it up tomorrow” which could extend for days. And the damn meds curtailed my hypomania and did squat for the depression. Of course, during the times when I didn’t want to kill myself but just didn’t want to be awake those meds came in handy. It wasn’t until I started undergoing ECT and my depression improved that I was able to be med-compliant. Bottom line–bipolar is a complex illness.

      • L says:

        sooo complex. a relief to hear you can be med-compliant and continue treatment! i love to hear that <3 i have always been curious of ECT, my doctor explained how its nothing near the crap you see in movies and all, yet still, the short loss of memory always held me back. 100% know about that complete lack of energy, no less maintain taking medication, or maintaining any semblance of life tbh. been there regarding not wanting to wake up as well. i feel ya. <3 i think a lot of bipolar folk get into a place where no one can possibly relate, and it is very hard for some to relate, obviously. but we share similarities, too, and its almost, i dont know…a kind of relief? to know youre struggling among many, it does do something to fight that utter isolation. its just so hard to recognize when youre in the thick of it.

  20. Emily says:

    I wonder if she’s waiting for the show to end? We already saw Kim go through one divorce on the show and she was ruthlessly made fun of for that. I think she doesn’t want to document another divorce for the cameras which I think is one of the reasons the show is ending. Things are different now with Kanye’s mental health struggles and the kids.

    It was always clear that if Kim were to quit the show, that the show would end. As boring as Kim is, she was always “the star” of that family. But it is clear in the last few years that her priorities have changed. Kanye’s behavior has become more erratic in the last few years and I can’t remember if his mental health struggles have ever been discussed on the show. Now that her kids are getting older, it’s probably now harder to explain dad’s behavior and they are getting to an age (especially North) where they are starting to become aware of the media and how their father is portrayed. Kim has probably realized putting her kids on camera while their father is unreliable and displaying erratic behavior is not something she wants to display. And she doesn’t want to share the divorce with the world because the second she files for divorce, it will be a s***show. But she definitely must have an exit plan. She’s just biding her time for when the cameras are no longer rolling.

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      I agree with you about waiting for the show to be over and not wanting to announce while it’s still on the air. As much of a bitch as Kim can be, I refuse to believe her reasoning is that callous towards the father of her children. I get why there is dislike towards the entire family and Kim especially but those types of comments seem unfair.
      Sometimes there is nothing between the lines. Kanyee doesn’t seem like he is loved and there’s too much footage of Kanye being crazy for it to really have a bad impact on . I actually think it would help her brand at this point to file for divorce and be done with it. If she had filed for divorce immediately after her visit with him a few weeks ago, no one would have questioned brand integrity then.

      The Kardashian women have bad genetics when it comes to romantic decision making. I mean no one is perfect and relationships come and go but all of these sisters are responsible for their behavior and that includes the fact all of their relationships become end because they enabled toxic behavior and now they want to play the victim. While everyone is responsible for their own actions, you’d think they would learn how to make better choices in men and ditch the toxic on and off relationship switch with their partners.

  21. The Recluse says:

    Nope. No sympathy.

  22. Sarah says:

    No one will want her after this, anyway in other news California is burning

  23. February-Pisces says:

    I don’t think Kim needs Kanye anymore. When they first got together people were like ‘why would Kanye west go out with a kardashian’. On the fame scale she was so below the critical acclaimed rapper. He opened up doors for her, got designers to work with her, even got her invited to the met gala and the cover of vogue. Now Kim can do all that without him. He doesn’t help her brand anymore. He only embarrasses himself and her. From a personal perspective I’m sure she’s emotionally drained from dealing with him all the time. I think she’s more than ready to end things. I feel bad for Kanye and the problems he’s going through, I hope kris doesn’t start a smear campaign when the inevitable happens, a man suffering from mental health problems doesn’t need that.

    Also I just had a thought, that they may be saving the divorce announcement for the finale of KUWTK, so they are ending the show on a massive endings/new beginning type of scenario.