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“Kimye” is officially a thing of the past. Kim Kardashian, 40, and Kanye West, 44, finalized their divorce on Nov. 29, 2022, according to a new report by TMZ. The former power couple had been married for more than six years, tying the knot on May 24, 2014 — after they first began dating in April 2012 — before Kim filed for divorce from the “Stronger” rapper in February 2021, citing “irreconcilable differences.” But some matters regarding the divorce unresolved. On October 22, according to The Blast, Kanye made a move to tie up the loose ends.
Per documents obtained by the outlet at the time, the controversial rapper, who has in the past clung to hope that they would reconcile, filed a “declaration of disclosure” through his attorney, indicating an imminent end to the matter. According to The Blast, the former power couple are now very close to a final judgment and settlement. They’ve reportedly agreed on how to split up their remaining assets.
According to the final settlement revealed by TMZ, Kim and Kanye will get joint custody with “equal access” to their 4 children — daughters North, 9, and Chicago, 4, and sons Saint, 6, and Psalm, 3. Furthermore, Kanye will pay Kim $200,000 a month in child support. He’s also responsible for 50% of their kids’ educational expenses, including tuition. He’s also responsible for 50% of their children’s security expenses. And if there’s ever a dispute regarding the kids, Kim and Kanye agree they will participate in mediation, according to TMZ. If one of them fails to participate, the other gets to make the decision in a dispute by default. There won’t be any spousal support, since they both waived that in the prenup, which also guided them on how to divide their assets.
When Kim filed for divorce, she requested joint physical and legal custody of the couple’s four children, daughters North, 9, and Chicago, 4, and sons Saint, 6, and Psalm, 3. Kim and Kanye’s split was reportedly “amicable,” according to TMZ, and neither star contested the prenup that they had put in place. Kim did not list a date of separation in the divorce docs.Kim Kardashian & Kanye West (Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock)
Kim and Kanye sparked divorce rumors during the summer of 2020, which was a contentious one for the former couple. At the time, Kanye mentioned divorcing Kim in a slew of tweets, and Kim later responded by revealing that her husband was dealing with his bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, tensions between Kim and Kanye only rose when the rapper held a “presidential” rally on July 19, 2020 in South Carolina. In a campaign speech, Kanye claimed the couple discussed aborting their first child, daughter North. Months later, in October 2020, speculation surfaced that the couple had been spending time apart when Kim began stepping out without her wedding ring. She and Kayne then later spent the holidays apart.
Despite the previous drama, Kim and Kanye appeared to have a friendly post-marriage bond at first. They continued to co-parent their children, and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star even brought the four kids to the listening party for Kanye’s new album, Donda, at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on the night of July 22. A month later, the exes stepped out for a lunch date together without their kids in Malibu. During that time period, Kanye was romantically linked to model Irina Shayk, though they reportedly split in Aug. 2021.
The friendliness seemed to change around the beginning of 2022, a few months after Kim started dating Pete Davidson. Kanye, who briefly dated Julia Fox around the same time, started posting his feelings about the way Kim was raising their kids, including his disapproval of their daughter North making videos on TikTok, and how he wanted to bring their family back together. He took to Instagram to also call out Pete by encouraging people who see him on the streets to shout out “Kimye” before sharing some of his own text messages with Kim, calling her his “favorite person in the world.”