Why Did Kim Kardashian File For Divorce From Kanye West?
After months of speculation, Kim Kardashian officially filed for divorce from Kanye West on February 19, after six years of marriage. For the past decade, we’ve seen Kim and Kanye travel as a couple and parents to their four beautiful children – North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3 and Psalm, 2 – but what went wrong?
During the June 3rd episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians, the 40-year-old reality TV star finally opened up about her breakup with the 44-year-old rapper. After a confrontation with her family, her sister Khloé Kardashian revealed during a confessional, “Kim has been struggling with their relationship privately behind the camera and it’s tough because Kim is diverting so much of her frustration, sadness and anger. sometimes you just leave out things that have nothing to do with what you’re going through. ”
In previously unreleased footage, Kim wept her sisters over their marriage. “I honestly can’t do that anymore,” she said. “Why am I still in this place where I’ve been stuck for years? He goes and moves to a different state every year, I have to be together so I can raise the kids, you know? And he’s’ a great father, he did a great job. ” She then noted that Kanye “deserves someone to support his every step” and follow him everywhere and move to Wyoming, but she “can’t do that”. “I feel like a failure that it’s a third goddamn marriage,” she continued, referring to her previous marriages to Damon Thomas and Kris Humphries. “Yeah, I feel like a fucking loser. But I can’t even think about it, I want to be happy.”
Kim explained the reason for their split from during the season finale KUWTK on June 10th and said she was not fully satisfied with her marriage. “After turning 40 this year, I realized, ‘No, I don’t want a husband who lives in a completely different state.’ To me, I was like, ‘Oh my god, we get along best then’ but that’s sad for me and that’s not what I want, “she told Kris Jenner. “I want someone who we have the same shows with; I want someone who wants to train with me … it’s like the little things are what I don’t have. ”Kim noted that she just wants to be happy in the end. “I’ll be happy. I didn’t get this far just to get this far and not be happy,” she added, referring to a quote she saw on the internet.
A source previously said IS! news that the couple just “grew apart”. “She tried to give him a chance,” said the insider. “She wanted to do that last year. She took her time, but it’s just time to move on.” The source added, “There have been no affairs. No one has done anything bad.” A source said People that Kanye believes his most recent presidential election was “the straw that broke the camel’s back”. “Before that there was hope,” said the insider. “After that none. It cost him his marriage.”
Kim and Kanye first got together in the spring of 2012 before they got engaged a year later during Kim’s 33rd birthday party at AT&T Park in San Francisco, now known as Oracle Park. In May 2014, they made things official by tying the knot in an over-the-top wedding in Italy. The couple’s split is reportedly “amicable,” and Kim is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their children, with whom Kanye is apparently on board. Kanye appears to be moving on and is now reportedly dating model Irina Shayk.
– Additional coverage from Kelsie Gibson
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