Kim files to divorce Kanye | Sunday Observer

Kim files to divorce Kanye

21 February, 2021

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (BBC) - Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West, according to reports in the US media. The couple had been married for almost seven years and have four children together. The news was broken by celebrity news website TMZ after months of rumours of marital difficulties. Reports in US media suggest the reality star, 40, has requested joint legal and physical custody of their children. Neither has publicly commented.

The couple is among the most recognisable stars in the world and are both hugely successful in their own right.

Kim first achieved fame in 2007 as the star of an E! Television reality series about her family. Keeping up with the Kardashians has remained hugely popular since, with its 21st and final series due to be aired next year.

The reality star has been successful in many other areas of business, from mobile apps to make-up and Forbes estimates her personal wealth to be about $780m (£556m). Known for huge international hits such as Gold Digger, Kanye West has been one of the biggest names in rap music for over 15 years. The Grammy-winning musician has also been successful as a fashion designer.

They were friends for years before they got together and West first appeared on her family’s reality show in 2010. Their first daughter, North, arrived in June 2013.