The Internet Reacts to Kim and Kanye’s Divorce Reports
Text: Luana Harumi
Things are apparently over between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. According to a Tuesday evening report by Page Six, multiple sources told the outlet that a “divorce is imminent” and that Kardashian has hired Laura Wasser, the divorce attorney who represented her during her 2011 divorce from Kris Humphries.
The Hollywood couple has been married since 2014. Rumors that they were calling it quits have been around since at least 2016 but became especially strong in 2020 after a combination of events, including West’s now-deleted series of tweets in which he claimed he had been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek [Mill] at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” and that the Kardashians were trying to force him to seek psychiatric treatment – the musician has been open about his bipolar disorder diagnosis and Kim took to social media last year after the episode to ask the public for compassion.
“Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,” she wrote on Instagram.
West’s presidential campaign was, apparently, another factor that influenced Kardashian’s decision. She has reportedly not been seen wearing her wedding ring and the two spent the holidays apart, with the rapper staying at his Wyoming ranch while the Kardashians remained in Calabasas. According to TMZ, the two have been living separately for a few months now but “they haven’t given up” yet, having even tried marriage counseling.
E! News reported that the only thing keeping the reality TV star from officially filing for divorce are their children: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 1. "It's not about the marriage anymore, she'll always care for Kanye but it's over between them,” a source told E!. “Kim is only focused on what's best for the kids.”
Kimye fans have noticed Kardashian hasn't posted a photo with West on Instagram since November, on the tenth anniversary of his album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” The post included photos of a poem he wrote for her that ended up inspiring the song “Lost In The World.”
Of course, people took to social media to react to the news:
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting a divorce.... love isn’t real 💔 pic.twitter.com/h866kMDk2L— elisa (@elisasthots) January 6, 2021
Kim put up a good fight and I don't doubt she loves Kanye..and I've tweeted this before, but mental illness is a different monster... One that steals the person you love and replaces them with someone u don't know. It's difficult to love someone you don't know.— IG: @therealnamhladuma (@BossMatriach) January 6, 2021
Usually, I mind my P’s & Q’s on ppl personal lives; However, it’s in my heart ❤️ to #Pray for this beautiful family. Divorce is extremely hard on the children & affects the entire family. Pray for @KimKardashian and @kanyewest 🙏 https://t.co/aaRD02kiXJ— Clorinda Bassolino-Meadlock (@ClorindaMeadlo2) January 6, 2021
Kim K showing up to the courtroom in Skims to represent herself in her divorce with Kanye pic.twitter.com/rAD9z9GrKg— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) January 6, 2021
i used to think that commissioning a hologram of your wife's dead father who you never met and having him call you a genius from beyond the grave was proof of a perfect marriage but i guess i'll have to rethink https://t.co/UyOoVfIGMa— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) January 6, 2021
a kanye divorce album will unleash some very dangerous energy on the world— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) January 5, 2021
we should have seen this kim and kanye divorce coming when kim stopped wearing neutrals pic.twitter.com/ZpyqQqN0lf— Kate Shaw (@acutetroll20) January 6, 2021
PageSix: Kim and Kanye are getting a divorce— Lucy on the Ground (@lucyontheg) January 5, 2021