Page Six has reported that Kim Kardashian intends to file for divorce from Kanye West after six years of marriage. Ever since the news of an “imminent” divorce evoked, Kim has hired Laura Wasser for settlement talks.
Meanwhile, Kim K is no stranger to divorces after all she has had two in the past herself.
Prenup: the starting point
Kim’s prenuptial clearly sets out that all the income from her TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s, her inclusive shapewear and cosmetic lines, as well as her promotional appearances, will not be considered matrimonial assets, but her separate and sole earnings. As such, they would not be split amongst the two but would remain only to her.
The bad publicity
Kim and Kanye are parents to daughters North, 7, and Chicago, who turned 3 this month, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, 1. The power couple’s prenup reportedly contains no custody agreement, as in both parents can get fifty-fifty physical custody. However, each camp can dispute for more time if they prove that a situation would be “detrimental to the child,” like if one parent will be away on tour for a long time.
In fact, if you file a divorce case in California, neither party can take the kids [out of state] without the other [parent’s] permission. And, oftentimes, there’s an argument about this in celebrity divorce cases.
Especially, when both parents have extremely high incomes, negotiating child support can be particularly bizarre. But we don’t expect Kim or Kanye to take up such a fight. It’s bad publicity.
An architectural marvel of a home that is their California property
After buying a Calabasas home for $40 million, Kim and Kanye reportedly spent an additional $20 million on facelifts.
The home has to do everything with an art installation or a playroom. Meanwhile, the minimalist manse is designed by Axel Vervoordt. The 15,000-square-foot, 4.5-acre estate boasts cave-like hallways, two pools, and a vineyard. A single sink cost $30,000.
The couple also owns three adjacent properties, as well as land near Palm Springs, Calif., bought in 2020 for $6.3 million.
Kim owns the land their home sits on and adjoining lots around the house but West owns the home itself and Kardashian wants it signed over to her.
Kim and Kanye Living Separate Lives
Kanye has reportedly been living primarily at his $14M Wyoming ranch, while Kim stays with the kids at their Hidden Hills, California mansion.
If you’ve noticed the reality star has started clocking more hours at the gym and in Bible study. Kim’s also studying to become a lawyer and will be taking her bar exam in 2022. In addition, she has been very busy with her business, which has been a blessing in disguise for her.
If West goes South
In April 2020, Forbes declared West a billionaire based on his stake in Yeezy. Kanye sneakers brand is a phenomenon, with $1.5 billion in sales in 2019. He owns a hundred percent of his company but has a deal to sell his sneakers through Adidas. In June 2020, Ye announced a 10-year deal with Gap on Twitter and claimed it lifted his net worth to $5 billion. However, it’s not known if Kim owns a stake in his business.
Meanwhile, it’s also hinted that ace beauty blogger Jeffree Star is to be blamed for the fraction in Kimye’s marriage. Rumours of Star and West’s potential affair spread across social media like wildfire. So much so that, Jeffree Star addressed this messy situation by issuing a YT video. In the video, Star made fun of Kanye and admitted he likes taller men. (which by the way means, Kanye didn’t have a shot)
However, eagle-eyed fans have drawn to Twitter and TikTok to come up with wild theories and speculations supporting the claim. In actual reality, the legitimate reason for Kim and Kanye’s divorce is not known and neither of the party has addressed the situation publicly.