Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been planning divorce for a long time, claim insiders: 'Both know it's over'
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband rapper Kanye West have reportedly been talking about a divorce for a while now. According to sources, the two have been discussing a split with regards to West's latest Twitter rant and past rants. On Tuesday night, July 21, West claimed on Twitter that he had been considering getting a divorce from Kim since November 2018.
Many sources spoke to PEOPLE and said that the "divorce had been in the process for several weeks." Another source commented, "There has been enough communication, both in the past few days and in the weeks prior, to establish that both sides feel the marriage is over." One source added that the discussions of divorce have been "a long time coming". The source shared how the couple who share four children (daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 2, and sons Saint, 4, and Psalm, 14 months) together "were even attempting to figure out the most amicable and loving co-parenting situation."
"But now Kanye has, well, he has gone down a different path. Both in terms of deciding to announce his presidential bid, and also in terms of how he is choosing to express himself and the things he is choosing to say," said an insider. "They have work to do, as parents and as spouses who want to end this phase of their relationship. Kanye knows all of this, and everything that is happening right now is just like a horrible sideshow to what the real issues are. First and foremost, he has some needs that have to be met, urgently. Then they need to move forward in terms of structuring a split that can be amicable and healthy for both of them and most of all for their four children," the source revealed.
We had earlier shared that at his first campaign event on July 19, Kanye West broke down in tears and told everyone that his wife Kim Kardashian had almost aborted their first child, North West. The very personal revelation during the rally 'shocked the family beyond words'. He had also called Kim's momager Kris Jenner a "white supremacist" and dubbed her as "Kris Jong-Un" on Twitter.
An insider told The Sun, "Kim thinks she's the only one who can 'save' Kanye. After everything that's happened this week, she knows she can't save her marriage and accepts it was probably over a long time ago. But she won't split with him at his lowest point. She owes it to their kids to stick by his side until he gets help." It is believed that Kanye West is amidst what seems to be a major bipolar episode and has locked himself up at his Wyoming Ranch. A source shared, "Kanye has a compound at the ranch in Wyoming. He’s had a lot of building work going on there and a lot of it is geared towards security."
"There’s an underground bunker, a panic room originally built for the family to go to in an emergency, stocked up with food. Kanye’s surrounded himself with a small group of people he trusts, and he doesn’t trust Kim or her family."