Is Kanye West's marriage to Bianca Censori legal? Reports claim there's no marriage certificate

Is Kanye West's marriage to Bianca Censori legal? Reports claim there's no marriage certificate
Kanye West and Bianca Censori have reportedly tied the knot in a secret ceremony (Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company, LinkedIn/Bianca Censori)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: As per recent reports, Kanye West has married Bianca Censori, an architectural designer at Yeezy, in "some sort of secret ceremony." However, sources told TMZ that the couple is yet to make the arrangement legal by filing a marriage certificate. The news of Ye's marriage comes just two months after his divorce from reality TV star Kim Kardashian was finalized. 

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Kanye West, 45, and Kim Kardashian, 42, started dating in 2011 and got married in 2014. Kim Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021, seven years after their marriage. The divorce was finally settled on November 29, 2022. The couple has four children together - North, 9, Saint, 7, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3. After their divorce, TMZ stated that Kim will receive $200,000 in child support each month. In addition to having "equal access," Kanye and Kim will share joint custody of their four children.

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While the reports of the rapper hanging around with a mystery blonde were circulating, TMZ reported that the woman in question is Bianca Censori, and that Ye was married in a secret ceremony. But the couple is yet to make their marriage legal by filing a marriage certificate, sources told TMZ. Ye was spotted wearing a wedding ring as the pair arrived at the Warldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. The jewelry is said to symbolize his commitment after the ceremony. Bianca joined Kanye’s company in November 2020, but it is not known how long they have known each other. Bianca, who is from Melbourne, Australia, is said to be a jewelry designer and architectural designer. She was a brunette who later switched things up with a blonde look. Kanye appeared to be paying tribute to his "new wife" in his new song 'Censori Overload', released on December 7, 2022.

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California law requirements for marriage to be legal

According to California law, in order for a marriage to be legal, the parties, marriage officiant and the witness - if applicable - have to be physically present together in the same location for the marriage. The state does not allow marriage by proxy. The parties need to apply for a marriage license in California from the County Clerk’s Office. If you have been married before, as in the case of Kanye, you will need to state the specific date your last marriage ended, and how it ended - by death, dissolution, divorce or nullity. These marriage licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. If you do not get married within 90 days, you must purchase a new license.

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