Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Divorce: Who will get custody of kids? Here's how their settlement may play out
Multiple sources have said that 'divorce is imminent' for the couple, with Kim hiring a divorce attorney for celebrities
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have allegedly called it quits after being married for six years. The couple has four children together and now fans want to know who will have custody over them.
Multiple sources have told Page Six that “divorce is imminent” for the couple, with Kim hiring Laura Wasser, a divorce attorney for celebrities. “They are keeping it low-key but they are done,” said a source. “Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.” The couple tied the knot on May 24, 2014, just under a year after welcoming their first child together. Since then, Kim gave birth to their second child, and the pair welcomed their third and fourth via gestational carriers.
The couple welcomed their first child on June 15, 2013. Her debut was on her grandmother's talk show, 'Kris' due to her father, bringing her first photo. Her name, which was the cause of much speculation, was revealed by TMZ after a copy of her birth certificate was leaked. The directional name was one of the odds-on favorites to be the high-profile baby's name, despite mother Kim laughing off rumors that she would call her daughter North live on 'The Jay Leno Show'.
Since then, however, North has followed in her stylish mother's footsteps, carving out quite the fashionable reputation by regularly sitting front row at Fashion Week in custom designer outfits — the latter of which, mum Kim can regularly be found Instagramming about.
Saint was born on December 5, 2015. Saint's name was revealed on Kim's website three days after announcing his birth. Kim often shares pictures of Saint on social media. Recently, Saint celebrated his fifth birthday. The reality star couldn't help but get nostalgic and share a touching message for her "life's soulmate" and "baby boy" on her Instagram.
"Every year I interview my kids and ask them the same exact questions about life. Saint - I can’t wait to see how you’ve grown and how you answer these questions as a 5-year-old and show them to you when you’re big," Kim wrote alongside a slideshow of the two together. "I know a drive-by party isn’t ideal but it’s our times and you are so excited!" The mother-of-four continued by writing that her son is "always so joyful" and brings "so much joy into my soul every single day."
Chicago West was born in 2018 via surrogation. Chicago's supererogatory mother's name is La'Reina Haynes. Haynes appeared on the Season 14 finale of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', just two months after the birth of baby West.
For anonymity purposes, Haynes’s face was kept off-camera but the surrogate did speak with members of the family about the process, specifically Kris Jenner who thank Haynes for her help, to which the woman responded: “Thank you. I'm so proud of doing it in general. Like, with all the women who do have pregnancy issues, that put so much trust in people like me. It's amazing. It's already a big deal.”
In 2019, Kim and Kanye welcomed their second surrogate child, Psalm West. In one of the episodes of 'KUWK', Kim can be seen telling her sisters that she has planned to keep the baby's name 'Ye'. Ye from Kanye. Interestingly, however, Kim said Kanye was ultimately against naming the baby Ye because it "doesn't mean anything."
"So we looked up every name in the Bible that had 'Ye' at the beginning, and like, the only name was Yehezkel," she revealed. But it was Kylie who kept his name. "Kylie called at the last second and was like, 'No! Psalm and Saint sound good together,'" Kim said on the show. "And the kids call him now Psalmye."
It is still not clear who will get the courtesy but a source told Micky that “Kim would acquiesce to Kanye when it comes to the prenup if it meant he wouldn’t fight her for custody of the kids. It’s unlikely Kanye would ever win that battle, but just going through it would be a nightmare for Kim.
"So it is feasible she could hand over a chunk of her fortune just to ensure she gets primary physical custody," the source said. Kim can also, turn the tables on her husband by asking him for child support. “They didn’t account for child support in the prenup. Bottom line, the prenup probably isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on,” the source said.