The relationship between American model and actress Kim Kardashian and American rapper Kanye West has been considered a power couple by Hollywood since their marriage in 2014. While many had been expecting the announcement, others such as “Page Six” had posted stories about their inevitable divorce. Just yesterday, their stories were proven true as Kim has officially announced his divorce from Kanye, marking the end of an era for the two and for Hollywood.
According to “Page Six”, Kim had stated their true incompatibility with each other: “I want to become a lawyer and take a bar exam, so I’m very serious about my prison reform campaign. Meanwhile, Kanye is talking about running for President and other crazy sh*t, and I’ve had about enough of it. Just because you’re on your journey and you’re on a transformation, doesn’t mean that I’m in the same spot as you”.
Furthermore, the former couple had numerous disputes over parenting their children. After Kanye had converted to Christianity, he had sought a more authoritarian and stricter approach to raising their children, which Kim did not agree with. On one episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, for example, the couple started an argument of whether one of the their daughters, North West, could wear makeup. Kim stated, “North is trying to get in on the trend, but she’s being blocked heavily because her dad had stopped all makeup for her until she is a teenager”.
Kanye West shares his side of the story as well, implying that her sex appeal had gotten the better of him: “I didn’t realize her sexy photos were affecting my soul and spirit as someone that’s married and loved, and father of what’s about to be four kids. A corset is a form of underwear. It’s hot. It’s like, its hot for who, though?”
Despite announcing their divorce, the couple’s marriage began to decline in 2020. Kanye had lived in Wyoming while Kim lived in Los Angeles. Despite restricted travel, neither had talked to each other once, whether on the phone or through Zoom. They did not even get together for the holidays. Kim stated she “used this opportunity to be in quarantine to cleanse my life. I think it worked”.
While their future endeavors may differ, both Kim and Kanye have a similar reason to divorce: they want to pursue their own future and spend time with their families. It is unknown if either will be in future relationships, but we hope this change will be for the better for their kids and their lives.