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Kim Kardashian reportedly split from her husband Kanye West after her mum Kris Jenner told her the marriage is over.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who is giving $500,000 to her fans who have struggled during the pandemic, is said to have been living secretly apart from the rapper for nearly six months already and has hired top lawyer Laura Wasser to "quietly" navigate the divorce settlement.
An insider explained that Kris, 65, told her daughter to "put herself first," before adding: "Kim and Kanye have been living separate lives since at least May. Kim has been meeting with her divorce lawyer in secret for months.
"And over the holidays, Kris told Kim the situation could not drag on any longer, so Kim has officially moved to end things. Kris thinks Kanye is out of control and, ‘bad for the family brand’. She can’t bear seeing how unhappy Kim is.”
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A separate source told The Sun Online that the 40 year old TV personality didn't make the difficult decision to split from Kanye, 43, alone as they said: "Kim didn’t make this decision alone.
“Kris has been tugging on her daughter’s heartstrings to persuade her to do the right thing, which is to kick Kanye to the curb. He had outlived his usefulness and it’s time he was cut loose.”
They continued: "Over the past six months, aside from marriage counselling sessions, they have barely spent any time as a married couple and have been growing apart.
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“Kim is serious about training as a lawyer and working on criminal justice reform, and her work with incarcerated prisoners has put things in perspective.
“She no longer wants to be listening to his rants about fashion or agonising over what outfit to wear with him.”
Early on 6 January, it was reported that Kim hired a top lawyer to handle her divorce to Kanye as an insider told Page Six: “They are keeping it low-key but they are done. Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.”
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It’s understood Kim hasn’t been wearing her wedding ring while Kanye, who recently vowed to run for president in the 2024 election, spent Christmas at his Wyoming ranch instead of celebrating the holidays with the Kardashian family.
The insider added: “Kim got Kanye to go up there [Wyoming] so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.”
Kim is said to have done as much as she can to protect Kanye, but she is said to have “had enough” of the pair being on separate paths.
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The source added: “Now this divorce is happening because Kim has grown up a lot.
“She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign.
“Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
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