Back in June 2020, Kim Kardashian made a big business deal. She sold 20% of her KKW Beauty line to Coty for $200 million. Meaning, Kim’s KKW Beauty is worth – on paper – a billion dollars. And KKW Beauty isn’t even Kim’s best product – her best product is SKIMS, her shapewear line. KKW Beauty is just Kim trying to copy Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics business. Anyway, this week the Coty deal was finalized and Kim now has $200 million in the bank to grow her businesses and to continue living a separate life from her husband, the “W” in KKW. The Daily Mirror reported this week that Kim and Kanye have barely seen each other in the past three months and their separate lives are quite starkly different – Kanye barely sees the kids, he spends all of his time with his team in Wyoming, and Kim raises the kids in LA. Then this story hit:
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are over. Multiple sources tell Page Six that “divorce is imminent” for the Hollywood couple, with Kardashian hiring divorce attorney to the stars, Laura Wasser.
“They are keeping it low-key but they are done,” says a source. “Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.”
Kim, 40, hasn’t been seen wearing her wedding ring, and Kanye, 43, remained at his $14 million Wyoming ranch over the holidays instead of spending it with the Kardashian klan, who drew criticism for their extravagant celebrations.
“Kim got Kanye to go up there [Wyoming] so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done,” the source continued. The source added that while Kim has done much in the past to protect and help Kanye deal with his mental health struggles, “Now this divorce is happening because Kim has grown up a lot. She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s–t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Meanwhile, a separate source says Kanye, who became increasingly uncomfortable and irritated by the Kardashians’ over-the-top reality star lives, “Is completely over the entire family … He wants nothing to do with them,” adding he eventually found their reality show “unbearable.”
Kanye reluctantly showed up for Kim’s ridiculously extravagant $1 million-plus 40th birthday in Tahiti last October for just one day. “He showed up late and left early, he wouldn’t appear in any of their Instagram shots. All he did was bring over the hologram of her father Robert Kardashian, then got out of there as fast as he could,” the source added.
The source said the biggest sticking point in the Kimye divorce settlement talks could be over their Calabasas, California, family home, which underwent a total redesign masterminded by Kanye and was heralded by Architectural Digest as “an oasis of purity and light.” The source said, “Kim is trying to get Kanye to turn over the Calabasas house to her, because that’s where the kids are based and growing up. That is their home. She owns all the land and adjoining lots around the house but Kanye owns the actual house. They’ve both put a lot of money into renovating it.”
The source added of the advanced settlement talks, “This isn’t the first time they’ve been talking about a split, but this time it is way, way more serious.” Another source confirmed to us that divorce settlement talks were underway, but they were not yet at the point of deciding how their properties would be divided.
I’ve been saying that a divorce would happen for the better part of the past year. They were living separate lives back in March/April of 2020, and then Kanye had that profoundly bad manic episode which went on for months, and Kim just tapped out of the marriage. To be fair, it sounded like Kanye was totally over it too. So, yes, I believe that their lawyers are already putting something together. And obviously, Kim should just buy the Calabasas home from Kanye.
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