TV personality Kim Kardashian — star of the hit reality series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” — filed for divorce Friday from her husband, rapper and entertainment mogul Kanye West.
A representative for Kardashian confirmed the filing in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday afternoon, NBC News reported.
The two celebrities have reportedly been living apart since at least January. West and Kardashian got married in Florence, Italy, in 2014.
As Faithwire previously reported, the divorce filing isn’t surprising. An unnamed source close to Kardashian said divorce “is something that has been discussed off and on for the past year.”
West, who has become outspokenly Christian over the last couple years and ran for president in 2020, has openly suffered from bipolar disorder, which has reportedly put additional strain on the couple’s famous relationship.
The rapper reportedly tweeted in July of last year that he had “been trying to get divorced” from Kardashian since she met in 2018 with recording artist Meek Mill, with whom she discussed criminal justice reform.
West and Kardashian have four children together: Sons – Psalm and Saint and daughters – Chicago and North.
In July of 2020, Kanye was reported to have had a meltdown which many of the couple’s fans believed was a form of relapse into Kanye’s bipolar disorder. Kanye was then quoted as saying his wife Kim Kardashian West is trying to have a doctor “lock me up.”
“Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday,” West wrote on Twitter, referring to his comments about North West during his first campaign rally over the weekend.
“Kriss don’t play with me you and that calmye are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up,” West wrote in one tweet, seemingly referring to his mother-in-law and her boyfriend Corey Gamble. A few minutes later, he added, “Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor.”
“If I get locked up like Mandela Ya’ll will know why,” West wrote in another tweet.
“Everybody knows the movie get out is about me,’ he also wrote.