Media figure Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are getting a divorce after 7 years. This is reported by Reuters news agency, based on a spokesman for the Los Angeles court. There is no statement from the couple yet.
West and Kardashian married in 2014 and have four children together. According to American media, including showbiz site TMZ and the magazine Variety, the couple would part in good terms, and Kardashian has filed for custody of the children.
There had been rumors for some time about an imminent split of the showbiz couple. West ran for president last year, and after one tumultuous first campaign meeting he spoke out about the couple’s private problems. He sent a stream of tweets in which he indicated that he has been trying to divorce Kardashian for some time, and that her family is trying to have him admitted to a psychiatric institution.
In late July, Kardashian first spoke out about her husband’s bipolar disorder. She then asked for ‘empathy and compassion‘ for him. Sometimes he would say things he didn’t mean to say, she explained. Since then, however, the couple has largely been living separately: West lives mainly in Wyoming, while Kardashian stays in the family home in Los Angeles.
For Kardashian, it is her third divorce: she was previously married to basketball player Kris Humphries, and producer Damon Thomas. Those marriages ended in 2010 and 2003 respectively. West had never been married before.