Married for nearly 7 years; Kim West files for divorce from Kanye West.

Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from Kanye West Friday after nearly seven years of marriage, court records show.

The move brings an impending end to one of the most followed celebrity unions of the 21st century. The reality TV star wed the hip-hop and fashion phenomenon, and together the couple had four children, amassed a vast fortune and even more fame.

Celebrity website TMZ cited unidentified sources that said the split was amicable and that Ms. Kardashian had asked for joint custody of the couple's four children. The grounds for the divorce were not immediately known.

Representatives for Mr. West did not immediately return a request for comment.

The filing follows months of leaks and reports that the marriage between the two celebrities was on the rocks.

The end of the marriage comes after the September announcement that the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians was coming to an end in 2021 after 14 years.

Ms. Kardashian married Mr. West, 43, in May 2014, and the couple became popularly known as "Kimye".

 Kim West files for a divorce from Kanye West.
Kim West files for a divorce from Kanye West.

The couple began dating in 2012 and had their first child in 2013. Mr. West proposed later that year using the big screen at the empty waterfront ballpark home to the San Francisco Giants. The two married on May 24, 2014, in a ceremony at a Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy.

Their four children are North, age 7, Saint, age 5, Chicago, age 3, and Psalm, 21 months old.

Both Ms. Kardashian and Mr. West parlayed their initial fame — his for being a sought-after hip-hop producer and the rapper behind hits like Stronger and Gold Digger, hers for being a reality TV star — into bigger endeavors, and the pair have amassed considerable wealth.

Both Ms. Kardashian and Mr. West are reported to be billionaires. Mr. West made his money through his music as well as his Yeezy fashion and sneaker line.

Ms. Kardashian, who is training to be a social justice lawyer, made her money through her TV series, as a social media influencer, and by developing a lucrative line of cosmetics and foundation garments.

They had more than their fair share of globetrotting, scene-making, and controversy-stirring moments, however, such as a trip to Jerusalem for North’s baptism, fashion weeks around the world (including one in Paris where Ms. Kardashian was bound and robbed), as well as Mr. West’s years-long feud with Taylor Swift.

Source: The National News

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