Page Six: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West are over, ‘divorce is imminent’

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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.

[From Page Six]

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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  1. Char says:

    I only feel sorry about the kids, cause it seems Kanye isn’t present at all.

    Now, for Kim and Kanye, both sucks.

    • Libby says:

      Honestly? I think the kids will be better off without him around. I have an emotionally and physically absent father and my parents divorced when I was 6. It was the best decision for us because my very stable and loving mother raised us on her own. That was a lot healthier for us!

      • Joan Rivers says:

        Maybe. I was thinking they could divorce but continue to live in that big house, there should be plenty of rooms.

        Then he could see the kids.

        But maybe he’s too out of it.
        He DOES make sense saying he hated the show.

        BTW — I saw a photo of them and, WHEN did Kanye get so FAT?

  2. grabbyhands says:

    I’m surprised at how many people I’ve seen who seem surprised by this news considering she’s been testing these waters for months.

    Let’s face it – she’s gotten every ounce of useful publicity out of this alliance that she can and he’s simply no longer paying dividends. Not to mention, her connection to the White House is pretty much severed now that his buddy is on the way out, so he isn’t even useful that way to her either. Not to mention, she needs to distract everyone from the memories of the all the tone deaf covidiot bullshit she pulled on her birthday and during the holidays.

    This was timed to coincide with their new deal at Hulu – she gets to dump her husband and they have a ready made story line about her being a plucky single mother struggling to raise four kids by herself. And I’ll believe she’s still serious about going for the state bar when I see more evidence than professionally taken photographs of her looking at a law book with a highlighter in her hand.

    Honestly, the only really interesting aspect of this is to see if Kanye spills any tea on this grifter family.

    • cassandra says:

      Years! She’s been testing the waters for years!! My bet is there’s a mutually beneficial NDA to go along with that settlement.

      As problematic as KKW is, I do have a lot of empathy for her in this situation. Dealing with a loved one with mental illness (especially one who is enabled by his insane wealth and hangers on) is incredibly challenging.

      • Julie says:

        Wasn’t she and her family among those enablers though?? Remember how his friends waited for her to get on a flight to have him 5150′d? She wasn’t clued in until she landed and he had already been institutionalized. Sounded like his friends knew they needed to go around his enabler. And temember when she publicly compared him on meds to the trance in the movie Get Out? He wasn’t adhering to medical advice and she was out here saying he was better for it. She’s either evil or an idiot, either way an enabler.

      • Kelly says:

        Julie, laughing at the Get Out reference. That’s a dangerous ((and real) comparison for her to make.

    • Julie says:

      He’s the one drawing the line in the sand due to his religious beliefs though. I do agree Kim is very machiavellian. Were he still an asset, Kim would cover up and vaguely support the social conservatism. But he’s work is done, he gave her clout in circles she was interested in back then and now she’ll be looking for someone to legitimise her in political circles. I guarantee you KK is going to run for some type of office some day. Please, nobody introduce her to Corey Booker.

    • FHMom says:

      I laughed so hard at the plucky young mother line and the reference to Cory Booker. I can’t believe the Klan got another TV deal.

    • jwoolman says:

      My first thought also was that Kanye must not be useful to Kim anymore. She has a pattern of tossing husbands aside once she has obtained whatever benefit they provide. She raced to dump #2 in a couple of months once she realized Kanye was single again, and Kanye could open doors for her. #2 was just a placeholder until something better came along, so she wouldn’t turn 30 as an unmarried woman.

  3. Jane Doe says:

    I have no empathy for this racist blackfishing appropriator of Black women’s bodies and aesthetics for profit and her self-hating husband. The kids are gonna grow up with some pretty awful ideas about themselves and that’s a crying shame.

  4. Noki says:

    Why put so much effort into creating a bigger family, going through various unsuccessful procedures that eventually led to surrogates. Kanyes behaviour I am sure has been known to her three kids ago,its a lot of effort to then just walk away from your marriage.

    • Sam the Pink says:

      Because all the Kardashian women has this thing where they want to have all their children to the same man – Kourtney clung to Scott to do that, Khloe is obsessed with Tristan because of that, etc. They look at it as gauche to have children by more than one partner (even though their mother has children with at least two fathers (*cough*), but who cares). I have no idea where it comes from, but they seem fixated on it.

      • wheneight says:

        They totally have this “one father” thing!!! It always makes me think there must be a big split between Kim/Kourtney/Khloe and the Jenner girls behind the scenes, if they think this way.

      • josephine says:

        and i feel like she had to prove that she could have the largest number of kids. i feel bad for those kids. kids should be adored and wanted for just themselves.

      • Jenn says:

        I wonder if that isn’t exactly it, Sam-the-Pink. I wonder if the rumors that plagued poor Khloe, and how Khloe was kind of bullied growing up for looking so different, got internalized by her older sisters as well. Maybe they all wanted to protect their kids from… well, from being treated in the media like Khloe.

    • FHMom says:

      Children are their most valuable accessories. I guess when you have staff to raise them, the more the better? Maybe they think it’s a sign of wealth?

      • ME says:

        They need these kids to keep the Kash game going. These kids will have their own reality shows one day and Kim will be their manager.

    • The Truth Piper says:

      For lower-level organisms, the goal in life is to survive and reproduce.

      Beyond that, the vastly wealthy, out-of-touch Kardashians live and play house with a false sense of well-being in their shallow, superficial, homogenized reality show world.

  5. ItReallyIsYouNotMe says:

    I bet that the house is a sticking point for Kanye. In that AD article it was clear that he spent years renovating, designing, and picking out artwork for it very specific to his minamilist monastery vision. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a hard time giving it to Kim for any amount of money. One would hope that he would do it so that the kids are not forced to move, but he doesn’t strike me as the type of father to put the kids’ needs first (I hope that I am wrong though).

    • Julie says:

      It’s a stupid request. Theres no way Kanye doesn’t go on a rampage the second she modifies the house or even worse, brings a new man into it. Plus he will expect unrestricted access and will be sure to go on twitter to tell the world every time he cannot visit his beloved museum-house.

      Children move houses all the time. It’s not as if he even lived with them there. She should just sell him the land and get herself a new place.

      • Ange says:

        Exactly. The kids have already lived in a few places with all the endless renovations and builds they’ve done during their marriage, I’m sure they’ll be fine.

    • Chaine says:

      It’s hilarious that the sticking point is that hideous mausoleum. Give it up, Kim, sell the lots around it to Kanye, and find your kids a place with color and warmth!

  6. Sam the Pink says:

    I’m just here for the fire album he’s going to drop where he spills everything about these people.

    I will never feel bad for this family after the crap they pulled with Lamar Odom. If Kanye drags them all down, they deserve it.

    • Noki says:

      I some how believe that its either Kanye that checked out and she was left with no choice to walk or they made a deal he will keep quiet. The Kardashians met their match with him , they kept him close because he couldnt be bullied like Kris Hump or smeared by TMZ like Lamar Odom. Peeple hate the Kardashians enough to ‘welcome’ Kanye back and enjoy their take down. The K Klan need a different approach this time.

    • Julie says:

      I have no sympathy for Lamar, Kanye, Tristan, Tyga or Travis. They knowingly attached to white women whose entire existence is devoted to reaping the benefit of black features and culture without any of the struggle that comes with actually being black. Kanye is especially egregious, he had lyrics contrasting this woman against Gabby Sidibe as if Gabby isn’t a queen who overcame every racist and fattist obstacle without having to alter her body one bit. I hope he and Kim spend many years publicly humiliating each other. I can’t wait for his melt downs when she starts dating.

      • Sam the Pink says:

        My sympathy for Lamar comes from the fact that this family decided to kick him when he was in one of the worst places he could be – deep in drug addiction. I don’t have to like him as a person to see what they did to him was not cool, all because they felt like he embarrassed them by cheating. It’s not about Lamar’s likability, it’s about the family’s ethics. And I don’t have to like Kanye to hope that he’s able to drag them with him.

    • Eulalia says:

      Unfortunately if he drags them all down, his kids will suffer for it. They are a part of the Kardashian family and are a lot closer to that side anyway because Kanye is hardly around. But we all know Kanye is Kanye and probably will talk trash about the mother of his children because he’s straight up a POS.

      • OriginalLeigh says:

        Lamar Odom also has children and the Kardashians didn’t lose any sleep over dragging him. They’re all horrible people.

      • Noki says:

        @ Sam the pink Exactly!!!! Lamar cheated , yes that was terrible. However the family went nuclear on him with the help of TMZ. During that time Khloe waa hell bent on making her marriage seem fine. Then years later they all decended into las vegas with cameras in tow,again at his most vulnarable moment. I for one hope Kanye gives them everything they have dished out to anyone who dared ‘wronged’ them times ten, they use their collective power and money to keep all their friends and exes in line.

      • Eulalia says:

        Forgive my ignorance, but what did they do to Lamar? I don’t follow the Kardashians religiously but I remember Khloe being supportive and there for him when he OD’d and was comatose.Genuinely asking, not trying to be argumentative.

      • jwoolman says:

        My memory is dim, but the trigger for his drug binge weekend seemed to be despair over something they were doing in their show without his consent that involved him or how they were spinning the storyline.

        Khloe stayed tightly bound 24/7 to Lamar’s bedside when he was critically ill from the drugs, but although I’m sure she cared about him in a somewhat muddled way, my suspicion was that she was actually afraid to leave him alone with anyone else for fear that he would spill Kardashian secrets. She refused to allow his kids or his kids’ mom or his good friends to stay with him to give her some respite and was making it difficult for even brief visits. She was obsessed with being there all the time.

        When she had to leave briefly, she dragged her blood relatives into babysitting him in the hospital even when they weren’t happy about it. Her behavior was way too strange. I doubt that she was just so overcome with loyalty or fear that he would die – she was afraid of something non-medical that involved her and possibly her family.

        Khloe seemed to relax only when it became apparent that his memory was fuzzy and he couldn’t talk much in the hospital but he appreciated her presence.

        My suspicion is that one important secret involved Khloe’s drug use and her affairs while they were married (in other words, I think both were cheaters and drug users, contrary to the Kardashian storyline). He did regain his memory later, and when he was really frustrated by the way the Kardashians were setting him up for the show as the bad guy (using Khloe to lure him into the scene on phone calls and in-person meetings), he did say something about telling secrets if they didn’t leave him alone.

  7. Lauren says:

    Regardless of Kim being a privileged ahole I have to applaud her for how she has dealt with Kanye’s episodes through the years. I hope they can keep a good relationship for their children’s sake and that Kanye makes an effort to see all his children.

    • Oh_Hey says:

      This exactly. Kim’s not my favorite. At. All. But black fishing gold digger behavior aside, she’s stood by this fool long enough as far as I’m concerned and far longer than he deserved.
      They need to go back to being narcissists in separate corners again because Kim’s version is at least not self destructive. Good luck to her and the kids.

      • Kfg says:

        Kim and the Klan were never invited to the MET gala or on any reputable magazine covers until she hooked up with Kanye. She’s garbage and only wanted 4 kids because Kourtney has 4. He’s a self loathing self hating psycho, but she jumped on him during a manic phase in order to get clout.

    • MF1 says:

      Agree. I’m glad she’s ending it with him. It will be better for the kids to get some distance from their narcissist of a father.

  8. Angel says:

    I can’t believe I am saying that but I understand and feel for her after what happened the past months. There is no way that I am staying with someone who refuses to take his meds. He is stubborn and irresponsible and I don’t blame her if she decides to file for divorce.

  9. atorontogal says:

    Hopefully someone with actual taste will start styling her now!

  10. Joy says:

    She has this thing about her decade birthdays 30, 40 etc. I knew 40 would be the year of the free Kim.

  11. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    How old is the pic of her in yellow?
    Her face is pretty (and) normal there.
    I wish she’d leave it like that.

  12. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

    I’m dying to see who her rebound will be, although I kind of think that she will be single for a while at least officially. She seems more focused on her kids and career right now. She seems like a personality morpher depending on her partner’s interests so we could see an entirely new incarnation of Kim.

  13. Daphne says:

    Kim is a good woman who makes bad choices, people refuse to see that Kanye is pure evil just because of Amber Rose and their jealousy of kim

    • vertes says:

      Is anyone actually jealous of Kim? I don’t know anyone who is. She got famous promoting her sex tape which isn’t a good role model for anyone.
      Everything about her is fake & trashy.

      • Meg says:

        LOL exactly. I think thats their brand, ‘you know youre jealous of us’ but i dont know anyone who is

  14. Eulalia says:

    Finally! This is a good move for Kim, whatever her faults may be, she seems like a good mother who wants to be a stabilising force for her children. This is probably the best decision for them, as Kim can finally cut the cord on the 5th child-husband. Kanye has been wreaking havoc in their family for years – he is a terrible husband and seems like a sub-par father who hides out in Wyoming thinking of unhinged ways he can unleash his “genius” into the world for most of the year. Kim and the kids have been emotionally abused by this man enough.

    • JayNay says:

      be careful, the “thinking of unhinged ways he can unleash his genius” is specifically due to his mental illness. I thought word was that he was bipolar (not sure if he ever confirmed that though). For bipolar people, thinking of oneself as a god-like genius figure can happen in manic episodes. So he’s acting that way not because he’s an a**hole but because of his mental illness.

      • Eulalia says:

        I don’t think his mental illness is entirely to blame for the way he acts. Yes, he has had manic episodes but even when he’s not in the throes of one, he still acts like a raging narcissist who’s only care in the world is himself.

  15. Case says:

    This feels like good news for her and her kids. She’s really tried over the years and I’m sorry for anyone trying to manage a loved one’s mental illness. She has to do what’s right for her and the children, and being attached to him isn’t that.

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Maybe she can embrace colors again.

  17. Lisajfoxx says:

    There are murmurs that Kim has secretly been dating Van Jones for the past year.

    • kerwood says:

      I had a feeling about that. Van capes for Kardashian like he was Superman. She probably thinks that he’s her way to get close to the Biden administration.

      I wonder if Kim realizes that her place on the A-list depended on her association with Kanye. Anna Wintour (along with the rest of the fashion world) is probably celebrating this news because it means that she no longer has to deal with Kim. Maybe she can win back the thousands of Vogue readers who cancelled their subscriptions the minute Kim Kardashian was put on the cover.

    • Ange says:

      Ugh, if true that’s gross. She would have been actively organising the surrogacy and having the 4th baby with Kanye for a chunk of that.

  18. Ariel says:

    When she was robbed and traumatized in Paris (i watched her talk about it on the David Letterman show) and wow, incredibly traumatizing, and afterwards, instead of being a stalwart of support, Kanye had his own breakdown, made it all about him) and i’m sure he was upset he failed to protect her- as many partners would.)

    But i just never got over how he utterly failed her in the moment she needed him most.
    Dealing with a bipolar person who is also a narcissist- i can’t even imagine the level of exhaustion.

    Maybe she’ll date a f-boi for awhile.
    But i think if she ever marries again, it will be to someone richer than her, boring and old.

    All in all, she gave it a good shot.
    I am thrilled she is extricating herself.
    I wish she had picked a better father for her kids.

    • vertes says:

      There is a genetic component for bi-polar disorders. With 4 kids, chances are that at least one will have mental health issues.

      • ce says:

        There are four kids in my family and great news! We each inherited something different: depression, anxiety, OCD for two of us, ADHD for two of us, and asbergers. Theres also the behavioral side of it where being raised by parents with mental health issues *created* mental health issues even if they weren’t genetically pre-disposed (my eating disorder). This is a big reason why me and my husband aren’t having kids.

  19. Meg says:

    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.”I

    Are you kidding? They had that show before they dated but after marrying and having kids now he decides theyre unbearable? As if the reality show only started after they married? How many men were approached by those women to date only to say nope dont want to be publicly associated with your family.

  20. Likeyoucare says:

    She already has someone waiting inline when kanye gone.
    She cant stand alone. She is a boring person and latch to man to make them interesting. She need them to make storyline for kwutk interesting.
    Exhibit A ray j making sex tape
    Exhibit B : various has been to walk a red carpet
    Exhibit Z: kanye, they really need him to be relevant especially for kendal to be a supermodel.

    I am not belitteling her for her bussiness thought. She really good at it.
    Its just the whole clan is boring without scandal and really need interesting man.

  21. Veronica S. says:

    She must be thrilled to know she’ll be able to create a spectacle to keep herself in the headlines now that KUWTK is going off the air. I imagine this will be a fabulous drama in her mind that she can use to reinvent herself as the longsuffering woman – without any regard, of course, for those poor kids.

  22. Vaper says:

    I don’t blame her at all. He seems like he does the bare minimum as a parent and gets a pass for that. Remember all the jokes during her first pregnancy when he went to Europe for months on end and provided no support to her?! Come on, he was a terrible partner from the beginning. It’s all about him.

  23. Maria says:

    Now that he is truly irrelevant ( and I do love a lot of his work) she is ready to move on.
    That’s the story.

  24. serena says:

    Good for her and the kids, Kanye has been spiraling so much and I think they’re better off without him in their lives (not that he seemed like a family man anyways). As for the house, Kim should keep it, although I hate the design and lowkey hope she’d get a normal house for the kids lol.

  25. JT says:

    THEY HAVE ALWAYS LIVED SEPARATE LIVES FROM THE BEGINNING OF THEIR MARRIAGE. Anybody who thinks otherwise just proves that kardashian PR works. Kanye has never been around with Kim and the kids ever. That was even a taking point on the show. Kanye has also always had a separate house from Kim as well; he has homes in LA, Paris, and NYC. And remember that Kim was all in with the trumps as well, using that white supremicist to legitimize her “law career.” Now people seriously think she is a huge criminal justice advocate, when all she does is take credit for others’ work. Give me a break. She continued to bring children into the world with an unstable husband. She gets no passes from me.

  26. Andrea says:

    I came here wondering if she is really dating Van Jones? He was my favorite during when the election was announced and he cried. It feels icky if he is with Kim K. Has anyone read anything credible to this or is it just simply rumors?

  27. Andrea says:

    No one should be surprised about this divorce btw. He has seemed mentally unstable and off his medications. I had a friend who went off of her bi polar medicine and she became verbally abusive and downright cruel. I had to end our friendship because she kept emotionally hurting me. She had a string of friends come and go which should have been a red flag as well. If he was anything like my friend, I am surprised Kim didn’t leave sooner for the children’s sake. But since they live separate lives, I doubt he saw the kids much or Kim for that matter anyways.

    Is this divorce #3 for Kim?

  28. Oksana Adrienne Atwood says:

    I think it’s just 2021 and their 6 year contract is over.

  29. NYStateofMind says:

    As a person who has dealt with family members and a husband with bipolar disorder it is beyond hard at times. It’s very draining. Your emotions are all over the place while trying to remain helpful and calm. I feel deeply deeply sorry for them. With the right help they could survive these moments. I hope they find the peace they are looking for.

  30. Vera says:

    ok so anyone heard that weird twitter rumour about Kanye and Jeffree Star?

    • Ange says:

      My husband just showed me, I highly doubt it. What I don’t doubt is that j* will capitalise on it in a sleazy way.

  31. Hallaria says:

    If this is true it will be becuase Kanye cheated.

    • Kkat says:

      Well the rumor all over social media is he has been banging Jeffree Star who also lives in Wyoming now :D