Kim Kardashian, who built a business empire as a reality television star, filed for divorce Friday from her husband of nearly seven years, the rapper Kanye West, appearing to end one of the entertainment world’s most famed unions.
The divorce petition was filed at the downtown offices of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, with Kardashian represented by prominent divorce attorney Laura Wasser.
The representative confirmed that the Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s four kids, which West is “fine”with the joint custody arrangement.
The development wasn’t a surprise to reality TV fans, as the pair had since been living apart.
It was also reported that both Kim and Kanye are committed to co-parenting together. The report also said there is a prenup and that they have since reached a property settlement agreement.
The docs, filed by Laura Wasser, don’t list a date of separation, according to TMZ. The news comes after a source told E! News their relationship had effectively reached its breaking point following months of private turmoil.
“It’s gotten to the point where they haven’t spent time together as a married couple in months,” an insider shared with E! News.
“They’ve seen each other for the sake of the
kids but have been living separately. Kim knows the marriage is over. She’s known for a while.”
Kardashian, 40, and the multi-Grammy winner West, 43, tied the knot during an elaborate 2014 ceremony in Florence, Italy, about a year after her divorce from the f ormer NBA star Kris Humphries was finalized.
West famously rented out AT&T Park , home of the San Francisco Giants, to propose. He popped the question just ahead of his “Yeezus” concert in San Jose.
For years, Kardashian has been the star of the hit reality TV series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and other spinoffs of the franchise, chronicling the day-to-day, often dramatic, lives of her extended, affluent Southern California family.
She’s the daughter of Kris Jenner and the late Los Angeles attorney Robert Kardashian, best known as a friend and lawyer for former football player O.J. Simpson.