Kanye West's bipolar disorder won't affect Kim Kardashian's joint custody move, here's why
Although their divorce will be amicable, the joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four children won't be '50/50'
After breaking the news of Kim Kardashian filing for divorce from Kanye West, a report by TMZ is now assuring that the rapper's mental health won't change anything about the joint custody his soon-to-be-ex-wife has filed for.
After marrying in 2014 and a total of almost a decade together, Kardashian filed for divorce this Friday, February 19. Their combined $2.1 billion fortune is expected to be split evenly between the two, thanks to the watertight prenup they had signed ahead of their wedding. But their four children -- North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm -- are also to have their time divided between their two parents evenly. As TMZ reports, "Kanye West's mental health issues will not have an impact on Kim Kardashian's move to share custody of their 4 kids, because there's always been a safety net in place and that won't change."
Sources with direct knowledge have told the outlet "Kim totally trusts Kanye with their kids. That said ... given their lifestyle, he's rarely alone with them. In good times and bad, there are almost always caretakers or family members around the children." The outlet adds: "While the majority of time is spent with help ... our sources say Kanye's a great dad, and over the last few months even made a couple trips with just him and some of the kids ... no additional assistance."
MEAWW has previously reported West's outrageous Twitter rants in the past which was the initiation of their divorce rumors back when the 'Famous' rapper announced he'd be running for president in the November 2020 elections. In one of his controversial campaign rallies, West had alluded to anti-abortion sentiments, revealing the couple had almost aborted when Kardashian was pregnant with her first child, daughter North.
Following that, in a slew of now-deleted tweets, West called his wife a 'white supremacist' and his mother-in-law Kris Jenner 'Kris Jong Un' for allegedly keeping him 'locked up'. He also accused Kardashian of being unfaithful citing her 2018 hotel room meeting with Meek Mill, whom she had met to discuss her prison reform program. At the end of everything, West compared his situation to the Jordan Peele horror 'Get Out' where a Black man is targetted by his White girlfriend's family.
A day after the Twitter rampage, Kardashian had shared a statement on her Instagram stories confirming West's bipolar disorder. She had apologized and requested patience with the way things were unfolding in their lives, and shortly after West had apologized for divulging something private without discussing it with his wife first. That was July 2020 and saw the beginning of the divorce rumors, which were finally confirmed months later in February 2021. But sources maintain the split is going to stay amicable with both agreeing to co-parent, as according to TMZ, "Kanye's generally not around the kids when he's having a bipolar episode."
The outlet also reports that while Kardashian is filing for joint legal and physical custody, it "doesn't automatically mean it's a 50/50 split. Joint custody can be whatever the parents agree to, and historically, Kim cares for the children the lion's share of the time and that's not expected to change. Kim feels Kanye is a great dad, and Kanye knows Kim's a great mom as well."