Reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s request to be declared legally single from rapper Kanye West after nearly eight years of marriage has been approved by Los Angeles judge.
According to reports, the businesswoman and star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” had filed for divorce a year ago, citing irreconcilable differences with West, who now has legally changed his name to Ye. The couple have four children ranging from the age 2 to 8.
The 44 year old, West, have had objected to the divorce, while also publicly appealing his wife to return to their marriage. In recent Instagram posts, he also criticized her parenting and her new relationship with “Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson.
On Wednesday (local time), Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steve Cochran approved Kardashian’s petition to end the marriage through a bifurcation proceeding, which allows for a change in marital status while other issues are addressed.
West and Kim had married in May 2014, thus making them one of the most talked about celebrity couples in Hollywood, popularly known as “Kimye.”
As per reports, the couple’s relationship became estraged in 2020 when West, who suffers from bipolar disorder, ran an unsuccessful campaign marked by erratic statements to be elected U.S. president under his self-styled Birthday Party.
Further, the pair grew apart with the 21-time Grammy winner spending most of his time at his ranch in Wyoming and Kim remaining in their Calabasas, California, and mansion outside Los Angeles.
Kim, 41 HAD released a statement urging compassion for West’s mental heath struggles.
The marriage was the first for West and the third for Kim after she had brief marriages with basketball player Kris Humphries and music producer Damon Thomas.