Kim Kardashian has been declared legally single after a year long process of divorce disputes. The name West has been removed from her legal name, and she is now separated from rapper Ye. Issues of child custody and property rights still linger, but the move is a step forward in the rigorous case.
On February 23 of 2022, Kardashian attended a hearing regarding the matter via video conference during which the court judge asked her a series of questions. The questions included, “Did problems, disputes and differences cause a breakdown of your marriage?” and “Is it your desire to become a single person?” to both of which Kardashian answered yes. The judge has thereafter granted the divorce and dropped the name West from the entrepreneur’s title.
The reality TV star has been awaiting her divorce from West since February 19, 2021. The rapper, who has legally changed his name to Ye, has been delaying the couple’s divorce, but Kardashian urged the court to expedite the official separation last Wednesday through a filing. “I very much desire to be divorced,” wrote Kardashian to a Los Angeles Court.
Following marital issues related to Ye’s mental health and struggles with bipolar disorder, the reality TV star went on record on Wednesday to share that “While I wish our marriage would have succeeded, I have come to the realization that there is no way to repair our marriage.”
Over the past few months, Ye has spoken out against Kardashian’s family and current partner Pete Davidson on several occasions. Ye has also made remarks about Kim’s style of parenting, complaining that he has not been allowed to attend birthday celebrations or make any decisions of late. Kardashian refuted all of Ye’s claims, suggesting that his comments were merely a means to hinder the divorce proceedings.
Despite the many attempts on Ye’s end to keep the marriage alive—he reportedly sent Kardashian a truck full of roses this Valentine’s Day—Kardashian believes that the push by the court could help in allowing the rapper to understand their new status as co-parents. “I believe that the court terminating our marital status will help Kanye to accept that our marital relationship is over and to move forward on a better path which will assist us in peacefully co-parenting our children.” The couple has four children together: North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2.
“Mr West, by his actions, has made it clear that he does not accept that the parties’ marital relationship is over,” the most recent court filing states. “Mr West has disseminated on social media the parties’ private communications and misinformation about personal family matters and co-parenting, which has caused emotional distress.”
After much damage control, the mother-of-four has drawn a red line for Ye. “Kanye does not agree but at least it appears that he has come to the realization that I want to end our marriage, even if he does not.”