Last week reports surfaced that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had separated after eight years together, six of which they have been married.
reported that Kardashian hadn’t officially filed for divorce as she wanted to be sure she’s “making the right decision for the kids”.
However, now according to , that divorce is inevitable for the couple as the beauty entrepreneur is wanting to focus on “a lot of amazing things that are coming her way”.
“Kim has tried everything she can to make things work with Kanye but it’s not working,” a source told the publication. “Kim has held on to the relationship in hopes of a change and for the sake of the kids, but all signs are pointing to divorce.”
The couple reportedly spent the festive period separately, with West residing in Wyoming on their ranch, while Kardashian was with her family and their children in Los Angeles and Lake Tahoe.
Difficulties in 2020
Last year was a particularly difficult year for West’s mental health. In the latter half of 2020, West began posting a series of erratic Twitter posts regarding personal matters, his family and more.
Following this, there were various reports that the couple’s marriage was strained but Kardashian was determined to make it work.
At the beginning of August, the reality star even took to Instagram to address the erratic behaviour her husband has been showing and also addressed his bipolar disorder.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder,” she began. “Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.”
She continued to say, “I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions.”
The 39-year-old went onto highlight how the loss of his mother has affected him, as well as struggling with mental health issues has put “pressure” on him.
“Living with bipolar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some,” she said. “That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.”
She asked that everyone give “grace” to the individuals, including her husband, who are struggling with mental issues, and also asked for “compassion and empathy” during this trying time.
Kardashian and West are still yet to make a public statement about their reported split.