Kim Kardashian and Kanye West faced numerous challenges together, but their time together as a married couple is officially coming to an end.
After wading through a six-year marriage, billion-dollar business ventures, a failed presidency and many, many Twitter rants, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are calling it quits. Kimye is one of Hollywood’s most high-profile couples, and have been under public scrutiny since they began dating in 2012. Two years later, Kim and Kanye were married in a fairytale wedding, at a 16th-century fortress in Florence.
- DKODING the reason behind Kimye’s divorce
- Kim was always compassionate towards Kanye
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting a divorce
Over the years, they’ve raised four children together, two daughters; North and Chicago, and sons; Saint and Psalm. Reportedly, the couple had been living individual lives for many months since Kanye publicly struggled with his mental health.
In July 2020, the rapper and record producer posted a series of outlandish, rambling tweets and launched a shocking presidential campaign. This will be Kim’s third divorce, following her separation from former basketball player Kris Humphries in 2010. She also separated from music producer Damon Thomas in 2003, but it is the first divorce for West.
Keep reading to find out the reasons that led to Kimye’s inevitable divorce!
DKODING the reason behind Kimye’s divorce
In July 2020, 43-year-old rapper Kanye West shared a series of erratic tweets which worried and confused his fans. His ultra-personal rants and claims were direct attacks made to malign the Kardashian family’s reputation, all but especially his wife. In one tweet, Kanye went all out and called his mother-in-law “Kris Jong-Un”, likening her to the North Korean authoritarian leader Kim Jong-Un.
He also accused Kris Jenner of “white supremacy”. Although most of his tweets are now deleted, Kanye revealed that his wife was trying to lock him up on medical grounds. He added that “Get Out”, which is a horror film about race relations, was about him. He tweeted, “Everybody knows the movie get out is about me”.
The rapper’s crippling bipolarism led him to compare himself to Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary political leader and philanthropist. “If I get locked up like Mandela Ya’ll will know why”, he wrote in the since-deleted tweet. In 2018, Kanye discussed bipolar disorder and said it was like having a “sprained brain“.
Kim was always compassionate towards Kanye
Even after being on the receiving end of such attacks, Kim Kardashian pleaded for compassion toward her husband’s bipolar disorder. She had never spoken about it publicly before, but after Kanye West’s vicious tweets, Kim took to her Instagram stories.
“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions”, she shared to Instagram. The television and makeup mogul called Kanye a “brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man” had to experience “the painful loss of his mother”.
Kim added that her husband had to
“deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder”
The reality television star also revealed the reason behind her decision to break silence over his condition. It was to address the “stigma and misconceptions” surrounding mental health.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting a divorce
It hasn’t been easy for Kim Kardashian to put up with Kanye’s erratic behaviour, and she has finally given up. The 40-year-old socialite and media personality filed for divorce from the musician today, after nearly 7 years of marriage. “TMZ” broke the news publicly, and revealed that Kim asked for joint legal and physical custody of their four children.
The real reasons will always be unknown since the family has remained significantly private about Kanye’s condition. It looks like Kim is exhausted from her husband’s behaviour and wants to move forward in life after doing everything she possibly could.
Their divorce comes weeks after the family revealed the upcoming season of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” would be its final season. Reportedly, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage. In the last few months of the pandemic, Kanye was staying alone in his Wyoming home while Kim and the children stayed with Kim in their luxe Calabasas home.
Fans of Kimye are devastated at the news but wish them well, regardless. This was one couple fans were certain would make it together, but things have unfortunately turned out differently.
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