After nearly two years, one of Hollywood’s biggest divorces – of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – has finally been settled.
many celebrity marriages have gained global attention such as that of reality TV star, 42, and rapper, 45; Their powerful combination of massive fortunes and love of the limelight proved irresistible to die-hard fans as well as loyal critics.
As agreements regarding the custody and welfare of the four children and their assets are finalized, PA news agency will take a look at perhaps the most talked about showbiz couple of the 21st century.
After being friends for many years – West appeared in a 2010 episode of Kourtney And Kim Take New York – and are two of the most famous people on the planet, they began dating in April 2012.
Kardashian is still legally married to professional basketball player Kris Humphries, whom she famously split after 72 days of marriage.
In September of that year, the new couple appeared together at Paris Fashion Week and became familiar faces in the haute couture world.
Three months later and two started to become three, with West announcing on stage during a concert in New Jersey that Kardashian was expecting.
In May of the following year, the couple attended the Met Gala together, with a Kardashian-heavy pregnancy dress that attracted millions of memes.
Her floral-print Givenchy dress – with matching gloves – drew widespread ridicule, with the late Robin Williams comparing her to Mrs Doubtfire.
It was one of the early examples of the Kardashian-West alliance that electrified the internet.
North West, the couple’s first daughter, was born in June 2013. Her name has been mentioned by critics.
In October, West knelt before a suitably ostentatious proposal, hiring AT and T Park in San Francisco.
Before their wedding, the couple appeared on the cover of Vogue, with Kardashian wearing a wedding dress.
The big day arrived on May 24, 2014. The Western couple got married in a starry ceremony at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Guests included the extended Kardashian-Jenner family as well as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
A year later, Kardashian announced the family was expanding – she was pregnant with her second child, a son the couple named Saint.
In October 2016, the couple’s world was rocked when Kardashian was robbed with a gun during Paris Fashion Week. She was tied up and gagged during the raid and later admitted that she thought she was going to be killed.
Thieves are said to have stolen $10 million (about £7.3 million) worth of jewelry. West was in the middle of a performance in New York when he was informed of the incident and stopped the show midway, citing a “family emergency”.
The following month, West was taken to the hospital, reportedly suffering from “temporary psychosis due to lack of sleep and dehydration”, according to reports at the time.
He canceled his tour to recuperate. This isn’t the last time West’s mental state has hit the headlines.
In January 2018, the Wests welcomed their third child – a daughter named Chicago, named after the rapper’s hometown.
In June, West released the album Ye and publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Before that, he was strongly criticized for saying that slavery in the US was an “choice”.
As West occasionally returns to the headlines for his often controversial statements, he and Kardashian welcomed their fourth child, a son named Psalm, in May 2019.
The baby arrives through the surrogate. In July 2020, West announced that he would be running for president and kicked off his bid for the White House with an event in North Charleston, South Carolina.
In an often rambling speech, he told the crowd that he and Kardashian had considered aborting their first child.
That month, he posted a series of erratic tweets, claiming that his wife had tried to get him locked up by doctors. He also brought a series of allegations against his mother-in-law Kris Jenner, before claiming he had previously attempted to divorce Kardashian.
Kardashian later spoke about West’s battle with bipolar disorder, saying he’s a “smart but complex person” and that “words don’t always match his intentions.”
In the second half of 2020, reports surfaced again that the marriage was in trouble.
Those rumors peaked in January 2021, with multiple newspapers in the United States claiming a divorce was imminent, claiming that West was living at his ranch in Wyoming while Kardashian was with her children. in California.
Those reports were confirmed in February of that year when Kardashian West filed for divorce.
Legal proceedings raged throughout 2021, ending with Kardashian filing to be declared legally single while the details of the settlement were still being finalized.
In the legal documents, she said that no reconciliation would “have any value” as irreconcilable differences “continue to exist” between the couple and she has repeatedly fallen in love. West Bridge agreed to break up.
Her request was approved in March, with the reality star changing her name from Kardashian West, to Kardashian – and in April she announced a rebrand of her KKW fragrance.
Despite reports of West continuing to try to win her back, Kardashian seems adamant that the breakup is final – going public with her rumored relationship with Saturday Night Live (SNL) star Pete Davidson, just over a week after her legal single status was granted.
Meanwhile, the rapper also has a new relationship with actress and model Julia Fox.
The pair met on New Year’s Eve in Miami and were later photographed together attending the Tony Award-nominated play Slave on Broadway, and Fox confirmed the affair in January.
But sadly the relationship didn’t last long, as a Fox rep confirmed they had split in mid-February.
It comes as West’s online behavior has become increasingly erratic, lashing out at both Kardashian and Davidson on social media with a series of erratic Instagram posts.
The couple – known colloquially as “Kete” – split in August after nine months of dating.
Kardashian and West’s divorce settlement was filed in Los Angeles on November 29, stipulating that the rapper must pay his ex-partner $200,000 (£167,000) a month for child support.
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