Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

19 February 2021, 21:08 | Updated: 20 February 2021, 08:24

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's seven-year marriage will come to an end
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's seven-year marriage will come to an end. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West after seven years of marriage.

The celebrity couple, who became husband and wife in 2014, have four children together - daughter North, seven; son Saint, five; daughter Chicago, two; and one-year-old son Psalm.

Kim, 40, who stars in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and the 43-year-old rapper are splitting amicably and will share joint legal and physical custody of the kids.

Court records in Los Angeles revealed Kim officially started proceedings to split from her rapper husband on Friday.

The businesswoman and reality TV star has enlisted the services of lawyer Laura Wasser, who earned the title "disso queen" thanks to her work sorting out the divorces of high-profile celebrities.

They are both said to be happy and committed to co-parenting together.

It has been reported that neither of the pair are contesting their pre-nuptial agreement and that they are far along in reaching a property settlement agreement.

It comes after months of speculation that the couple have been living separately.

Last year, Kanye West launched a presidential campaign, during which he held a bizarre event where he talked about Kim's abortion when she was pregnant with their first child.

According to Forbes magazine, Kardashian West is worth 780 million dollars (about £557 million), largely through her cosmetics business KKW Beauty, while West is said to be a billionaire thanks to his massively successful fashion brand, Yeezy.