Kim Kardashian hasn’t filed for divorce ‘because she feels terrible for the kids’

Kim Kardashian steps out of her hotel in Asian inspired top in NY

I wondered how long it would take for Kim Kardashian to go back to treating People Magazine like her personal diary, and it turns out… it took less than a day. People Magazine ran several exclusives following the NY Post’s bombshell news that Kim has rehired Laura Wasser and is already working out the specifics of a divorce settlement. People’s version of events was much softer, of course – according to their sources, Kim is still somewhat undecided about filing, and she and Kanye have been in couples therapy, which I’m sure is massively stressful on its own (imagine trying to sit in a therapy session with Kanye and his manic rants about slavery). Here’s more from yet another People exclusive:

Kim Kardashian is doing her best to remain positive amid her potential split from husband Kanye West, a source tells PEOPLE.

“December was a rough month for Kim. She has been living separately from Kanye. Over the holidays, it was hard for her to stay positive,” the source says. “She has been trying her best, though, for the kids. She stayed in Los Angeles for New Year’s [Eve]. Kourtney and Khloé [Kardashian] were around to support her. She is very grateful to have her sisters to lean on.”

Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, wed in 2014 and share daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 2, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, who turns 2 in May. According to the source, the couple’s split is “inevitable” after a tumultuous year, which saw their relationship drama unfold in the public eye.

“She is sad about it, of course,” the source says. “She just feels she has done everything in her power to make her marriage work. Even though she has been thinking about divorce for months, she hasn’t filed because she feels terrible for the kids.”

For now, according to the source, the plan is for Kardashian to remain at their family home in Hidden Hills, California. “She provides a safe and stable environment for the kids,” the source says. “She is a great mom and the kids will be fine.”

As for when Kardashian — who is working with top divorce lawyer Laura Wasser — will file, a second source said that “it will happen eventually, but she’s waffling.” A third source, however, said the two are “in counseling and exploring their options,” adding, “They have been working on their marriage for a long time, but no decision has been made.”

[From People]

For the love of God, Hamlet Kardashian. I get it, she wants to do this carefully and she’s probably hyper-aware of the very real possibility that her actions could trigger another manic episode or possibly even a psychotic break. But she’s also performatively dithering and drawing this out for attention. This isn’t for the kids! Trust me, North is old enough to know that A) mom and dad barely spend any time together B) mom doesn’t trust dad around the kids and C) that mom and dad are going to split up. Kids notice a lot more than the adults realize. I’m not saying “rip off the band-aid and what will be will be,” but Kim needs to entertain the possibility that this Hamlet routine will do as much damage to Kanye and the kids as, you know, just making a clean and concise break.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West step out after his Sunday Church service in Paris

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  1. Mrs. Peel says:

    Kim thrives on attention and drama, as does Kanye. They are match made in heaven. I would be extremely surprised if they divorced.

  2. teehee says:

    Why did she have kids with him to begin with… it was so obvious before she married him what she was getting!!

  3. grabbyhands says:

    Yeah, I’m sure that’s it.

  4. Lunasf17 says:

    What did she think was going to happen? Kanye wasn’t hiding who he was, she knew exactly what she was getting into and chose to keep having babies with him even though it was obvious he wasn’t a capable parent. My sympathy is wearing thin with her.

  5. Noki says:

    This is her third divorce, her last one seemed very heartless and poorly handled. Her empire is much bigger now plus she is not dealing with a push over,Kanye can go nuclear on not just her but her whole family. They have met their match.

  6. sassy pomeranian says:

    I don’t want to give this story any air. I’m exhausted of their milked divorce / break-up story lines. I LOVE gossip – I’m just over all of theirs. “Kim so strong!” “Brave Single Mom Kim!” “Kim has hope to love again!”. I do wish Kanye would break his NDA though, it would be so amusing to see them scramble.

    • Noki says:

      Do couples getting married sign NDAs? How romantic lol. Kanye doesnt strike me as someone who when he gets into his episodes will give a damn about an NDA.

      • sassy pomeranian says:

        Agreed- I don’t think you can control him at all in those moments! (I obviously have no idea if he signed an NDA) but I was dating someone that worked with him when he started dating Kim and he had signed an NDA so he couldn’t discuss anything. However I was a fly on the wall during a couple of his recording sessions during that time and it seemed less of a love match vs. a mutually beneficial situation.

    • Mac says:

      Kim isn’t filing for divorce until she has a jump off. That’s how she works.

  7. Case says:

    Those kids probably don’t even see him much at this point. Isn’t he mostly in Wyoming while she’s in California with the kids? They’ll adjust easier than most kids who go from having a two-parent household to a single mom.

  8. Enis says:

    He was at the MAGA Coup yesterday. Wonder if that will change anything.

  9. ME says:

    Yeah if she cares so much about the kids why is she running to TMZ and gossip mags to “spill the tea” on her marriage? Why even put this out there? She knows North is old enough to use the internet ! She’s full of sh*t. She just needed attention per usual. It’s been a hard year for Kim, with Covid getting all the attention and all.

  10. jaylee says:

    I don’t think they’ll announce until everything is hashed out privately. I feel like all she ever cared about was having 4 kids, just like PMK & Daddy had, once that was achieved she was ready to bounce. Having the same baby daddy is a Kardashian status symbol. She has 4 & was married to the father so she wins. Take that Kourtney, Kylie & Khloe!!!

  11. Boxy Lady says:

    I decided from the 1st day this reported that I don’t really need to pay attention until the divorce papers are actually filed. Without the filing, it just sounds like a typical K family “watch our show” stunt.