LOS ANGELES (US) – Kim Kardashian on Friday filed for divorce from rapper husband Kanye West.
Kardashian, 40 filed the divorce papers after almost seven years of marriage and months of rumors that their relationship had broken down.
A source close to the “Jesus Walks” rapper told People magazine that he was “resigned to reality.”
“He knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier,” the source was quoted as telling People. “This is a somber day for him.”.
The filing follows months of leaks and reports that the marriage between the two celebrities was on the rocks.
Kardashian, who became a household name through the reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” married West, 43, in May 2014, making them one of the most talked about celebrity couples in Hollywood and popularly known as “Kimye.”
The divorce papers were filed a month before the March 18 premiere of the final season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which is expected to chronicle the couples rift.
The couple’s already unconventional relationship became strained last year when West, who suffers from bipolar disorder, ran an unsuccessful campaign marked by erratic statements to be elected US president under his self-styled Birthday Party.
Kardashian in July released a statement urging compassion for West’s mental heath struggles after he swiftly deleted a tweet in which he said he had been trying to divorce her for months.
The couple grew further apart with the 21-time Grammy winner spending most of his time at his ranch in Wyoming and Kardashian remaining in their Calabasas mansion outside Los Angeles
It was reported that the couple had a prenuptial agreement and that discussions on a property settlement were well advanced.