Update 13/04/21: Kanye West Responds To Kim Kardashian's Divorce Filing
Almost two months after news broke that Kim Kardashian was filing for divorce from husband of seven years Kanye West, the rapper has responded with his own filing.
According to The Guardian, West filed a response through his legal team on Friday 9 April which was 'almost identical' to his estranged wife's. The couple have agreed to share custody of their four children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm and have agreed neither party needs to pay spousal support.
West also agreed that the reason for their divorce was 'irreconcilable differences'.
The Grammy winning rapper has rarely been seen in public since news of the 'Kimye' divorce first surfaced, bringing to an end one of the most talked about couples in the world.
Over the weekend, Kardashian posted a photograph with her four children to Instagram:
In several pictures posted for her 214 million Instagram followers over the last couple of weeks, Kardashian has been seen wearing Yeezy trainers, designed by West suggesting - just like many reports have - that their split is amicable.
Original story 19/02/21: Kim Kardashian Files For Divorce From Kanye West
After months of mounting rumours, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West, according to multiple reports.
The couple - entrenched in 2010s celebrity culture by way of PDA-filled music videos, high-profile public appearances on red carpets and the fan nickname 'Kimye' - have had one of the most recognisable and high-profile unions in the world, and married seven years ago in Italy.
According to TMZ, Kardashian filed for divorce through her lawyer Laura Wasser (a well known celebrity divorce lawyer, dubbed the 'disso queen' by the celebrity news outlet), who also represented Kardashian in her divorce from athlete Kris Humphries. Neither Kardashian nor West have commented publicly on the reports.
The split is said to be amicable and the divorce will honour an existing prenuptial agreement. According to the Reuters news service, representatives for Kardashian have confirmed the reports as have representatives for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Kardashian is seeking joint custody over the couple's four children, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm, the reports claim.
Reports of a divorce follow months of rumours and tabloid speculation over the state of the couple's marriage. Last year, in the run up to the US election, West embarked on a 'presidential campaign' and appeared emotional at a rally during which he spoke about very personal matters to do with his family and marriage, before sharing concerning statements on Twitter.
After Kardashian took to Instagram pleading with followers to show West compassion amid his ongoing struggle with Bipolar Disorder, West thanked his wife for 'always being there for him' and apologised to her publicly on the platform. According to the NHS, Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition that affects your moods and can involve episodes of depression and mania.
After meeting in the early Noughties and forging a friendship (documented on the mother-of-four's family reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians), West and Kardashian elevated their connection to a romantic relationship in 2012, welcoming their first daughter North together a year later and marrying in a celebrity-filled wedding in 2014, at which the bride wore a custom Givenchy bridal gown.
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