Kim Kardashian West has filed for divorce. The celebrity is seeking to end a nearly seven-year marriage to Kanye West that had brought her celebrity news, family turmoil and brand sponsorships.
Spokeswoman, Christy Welder, did not provide additional details on the divorce filing, which aims to dissolve a union that came to be known as Kimye. Ms. Kardashian West, 40, and Mr. West, 43, have four children: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.
Their bumpy marriage was closely tracked by the media. It also provided material for several episodes for Kim’s long-running reality show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Moreover, the strategies have had millions documentation on their Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Kim, Kris and Kanye on Business, Social Media and Trump
Additionally, Kim is also known for a number for of business products such as Skims underwear and loungewear, KKW Fragrance and Beauty. Lastly, she also has a game: “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”.
In more recent news, Kim Kardashian became active in the criminal justice reform movement. In 2018, president Trump, commuted sentence of Alice Marie Johnson after Kim’s visit to the White House. The actress brought the President attention of the case: the woman was 63 year old and serving a life sentence for a non violent drug conviction.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner discussed the rise of their multimedia empire at The New York Times DealBook Conference with Andrew Sorkin. Kanye West also attended.
“What do you accept that you want to do? What don’t you want to do? Take us inside the Kardashian-Jenner empire.”
“Well for a paid post, I am really cautious about like what I spend. So if I overspend on something, and a paid post happens to come in at that time, I’ll weigh it out and think, O.K., well, I have to pay for x, y and z. So this paid post —”
“Well you mean your own personal expenses?”
“Yes, my own personal expenses or if I’m even like, O.K., you know we have schooling projects. And now it’s a little bit more personal for me if I have a paid post that comes in, and I think, O.K., well, this can fund x amount of people that are behind bars that can help free them with simple legal fees that they just can’t afford. Then that would be worth it to me, even if the post might be a little bit off brand for me. I really weigh out different things now than I used to.
There’s a lot that we have to get done in prison reform, and I believe I will be more beneficial if I just focus on that at the moment. So I’m grateful for that relationship in that area. And I focus on that. But that was a big thing where people, so many people advised me, don’t go to the White House. And that didn’t make sense to me because I was like, a life — if someone can get out of prison and get their life back versus my reputation of going to the White House where there’s only one person on this planet that can make the decision, and that would be the president. And that was even a question of — for the media, that just absolutely didn’t make sense to me. I would go see anyone in power that would have that decision to change someone’s life.”
“If my family wasn’t so — they didn’t work so hard, and they weren’t so omnipresent, maybe I would just rest on my laurels of just being the greatest artist of human existence and that would just be enough. But that’s shown that that is not enough. That you have to, you know, you have to you hit the gym that you know, you have to communicate, that you have to — it’s a modern day. It’s like modern-day Medici or Rome. It’s an era that people will remember for all of human existence.”
“I’m so proud of them. And I think that one thing that a lot of people probably, maybe they do, but you know, a lot of people don’t realize is the work ethic is second to none. And I think just watching them grow and build their companies, getting more and more independent within their own brands and figuring it out and the creativity, the way they work together. I think that we’re building something so fantastic. And just being able to figure out what really works for each one of them is very rewarding for me. And hopefully in 10 years, I can sit back and watch them do it all by themselves.”
Kanye’s recent career and bipolar disorder
Mr. West refers to himself as one of the godfathers of contemporary hip hop with a great deal of influence on younger stars like Drake.
However, Kanye’s recent career as a solo performing artist has been on shaky in the last 4 years.
In early 2016, he announced an album, “The Life of Pablo,” with a hectic rollout which set the tone for most of his work after. Although he received extended media coverage, he was unable to state the album was indeed a finished product. After realeasing the album to streaming services, Mr. West kept tweaking it, adding and changing tracks . The version fans heard one day might be slightly different from the one they heard the next.
In late 2016, Kanye suddenly canceled his “Pablo” tour after several truncated performances. He also announced his support for Mr. Trump’s candidacy and afterwards was hospitalized for a “psychiatric emergency.”
From there on, other album releases were just as chaotic: long delays or releases. When Kanye was promoting his album “Ye” in 2018, Kanye gave an interview seeming to suggest that slavery was a choice. Later on he apologized. .
In 2020, the rapper stated bids for a Christian revivalist president. Those close to him expressed concerns. However, Mr West did speak in the past about his bipolar disorder.
Kim’s relationship with Kanye
Kim Kardashian West had opened up about it for the first time days after Mr. West made a campaign appearance in South Carolina, during which he broke down crying. Kim describes Kanye on Instagram, a “brilliant but complicated person” who has to deal with “pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder.”
The celebrity couple have known each other for almost a decade, before their relationship became public in 2012. In between 02-03 the singer Brandy introduced the two. Kim and Kanye West dated for 2 years and then married in 2014. The ceremony took place at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy and cost $2.8 mil.
Prior to Kanye, Kim married to NBA player Kris Humphries in 2013 and prior to that Damon Thomas in 2003. Their marriage came after Mr. West ended the relationships with Alexis Phifer and model Amber Rose.