Since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went public with their relationship in April 2012 and married in May 2014, the couple has gone through an endless roller coaster of highs and lows in the press. One of the most encouraging things seems to be welcoming their four children: North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2.
But on February 19, 2021, Kardashian filed for divorce from West, seeking joint legal and physical custody of their children and citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce. In the nearly one year that has passed since then, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster for the co-parents. Here are the details of Kardashian and West’s divorce. The latest development: on Wednesday, March 2, a judge granted Kardashian’s request to be declared legally single, People reports.
How Kim Kardashian and Kanye West met
Before they were romantic, Kardashian and West were friends. They met in 2003 on the set of a Brandy music video. On the 10th anniversary of Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2017, Kim said: “I think I met him in 2002 or 2003. He recorded a song with Brandy and I became friends with him. I remember being with I her, and then they made a song. a video, so I saw it a few times. She asked her friends, “Who’s Kim Kardashian?” She didn’t know my name.”
Fast forward to 2010. In Kourtney and Kim Take New York, West stops by the sisters’ future DASH store. Although the couple is still totally platonic, fans can’t help but notice the chemistry of the future lovebirds.
In March 2012, Kardashian sat front row at West’s Paris Fashion Week Show wearing many of his pieces. Within weeks, they were official. In April, the Grammy winner released “Cold,” in which he rapped, “I’ll admit it, I’m in love with Kim.”
And on May 24, 2014, the couple said “I do” at the historic Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.
Why did Kim and Kanye break up?
In early January 2021, Page Six reported that the couple was ending their marriage after nearly seven years.
“They’re on the fence about it, but it’s done. Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they’re in talks to settle,” a source told the publication, noting that they’re living separate lives. “He’s serious about going to the bar and being a lawyer, he’s serious about campaigning for prison reform. Meanwhile, Kanye is talking about the presidential election and other crazy nonsense and he’s sick of it.”
In June 2021, an episode of the final season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired, in which Kardashian revealed why she ended her third marriage. (She was previously married to songwriter Damon Thomas and basketball player Kris Humphries.)
“After I turned 40 this year, I realized, no, I don’t want a husband who lives in a completely different state,” he said to Kris Jenner. “I want someone to go to the same shows as us; I want someone to practice with me…it’s a small thing that I don’t have.”
She posed the same question in a recent interview with Vogue for their March cover story, noting, “I’ve been doing what makes other people happy for a long time. And I think in the last two years I decided to make myself happy. … And it’s very good.” .” feeling. And even if it causes changes and becomes the reason for my separation, I think it’s important to be honest with yourself about what really makes you happy. I chose it myself. I think it’s okay that I choose you. “
The mother-of-four and entrepreneur continued: “My 40s is about being on Team Me. I will eat well. I will exercise. I will be happier, I will be with my children and people who make me happy.”
In December 2021, she confirmed this by filing court papers to declare herself legally single and separate child custody and property issues from her marital status amid ongoing couple split, TMZ reports. On February 23, Kardashian explained, “I’m asking the Court to restore my single status so that I can begin the healing process and our family can begin the healing process and move forward into this new chapter. live..” And on Wednesday , March 2, the judge ruled in his favor. According to TMZ, Kardashian will now be known as Kim Kardashian — and West has dropped her legal name.
Who are they now?
In October 2021, tongues started wagging when Kardashian appeared on Saturday Night Live and did an Aladdin set with cast member Pete Davidson, and their chemistry was palpable.
Denying a budding romance and several public appearances/dates in New York and Los Angeles, including a trip to the Bahamas, sources told Page Six in early January that they were “very happy together.” “””
“Things are going great between them. They’re taking things slow, but they’re both very happy when they’re together,” a source told Page Six.
Meanwhile, in mid-February, West was reportedly in an open relationship with Italian-American actress Julia Fox, an actress, model, filmmaker and mother of one who starred in the 2019 film Uncut Gems.
“Julia and Kanye remain good friends and work together,” her rep told Page Six in a statement, “but they are no longer together.”
In early March, West appeared to have moved in with 24-year-old Kardashian Chaney Jones. West reposted an Instagram of her and Jones making The Shade Room together, and added a black heart emoji to the caption. A source close to West reportedly told E! The couple reportedly “spent a lot of time together in the last two weeks and she loves his company. He travels with her and they have a great time.” The source added that West is not “exclusively dating anyone” and that there is “no label yet” on his relationship with Jones.
How they work together
Although the couple appears to be reuniting with their parents since filing for divorce, the first few weeks of 2022 have been dramatic. Most recently, the rapper, who officially changed his name to Ye in October, brought the her two oldest children, North and Saint, at the Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, just hours after more than a dozen breakups. . appear removed. . where he focused on Davidson, wrote Page Six.
One post included a screenshot of a text purportedly sent by Pete Davidson: “How you raise your kids is your business, not mine. I hope one day I can meet them and we can all be friends.” West captioned the screenshot: “NEVER meet the kids.” Neither Davidson nor Kardashian have responded publicly.
Ahead of the Super Bowl weekend debate, West questioned North 8’s appearance on TikTok — who has more than 5.9 million followers on the platform and frequently posts videos with her mother — sparking a heated Instagram feud between the first. couple
“Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media truly hurt me more than anything TikTok North could do,” Kardashian said in a statement released the first week of February. “As a parent, as the primary caretaker of our children, I do everything I can to protect our child while allowing him to express his creativity in the environment he wants under the supervision of adults – because it is brings him happiness.”