Kim Kardashian is reportedly planning to divorce her third husband, rapper Kanye West.
Just weeks after the rapper was hospitalized in Los Angeles after an alleged mental breakdown, a source claims the 36-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wants to end her marriage to West, 39, the father of her two young children.
“[Kim Kardashian] wants a divorce,” an alleged Kardashian friend revealed in the latest issue of Us Weekly.
“It will take some time before she can do anything, but she doesn’t want to stay married,” the source explained on December 7.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West began dating after the end of her second marriage to Kris Humphries, which lasted just 72 days. Then, in June 2013, the couple welcomed their first child together, daughter North West.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who got married in May 2014, also share a second child, son Saint West, who was born in December of last year.
According to Us Weekly, Kim Kardashian has reportedly been distancing herself from her husband since he was released from the UCLA Medical Center on November 30. As the outlet revealed, West was being treated for an alleged “temporary psychosis” for nine days at the facility’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Since then, West has reportedly been receiving outpatient treatment at a rented home in the Los Angeles area.
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian and her children, including her youngest son, Saint West, who turned one-year-old earlier this month, have remained at their 9,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air. Kim Kardashian “is being very protective and doesn’t want Kanye around the kids right now,” explained the reported friend.
Although Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are currently living separately, West was reportedly present during a “low-key” family party hosted by Kim Kardashian in honor of Saint West’s birthday.
The Kardashian friend continued on, claiming that Kim Kardashian reportedly won’t make any major moves until her husband is fully recovered. Until then, added the unnamed source, “she’s being a supportive wife.”
“[Kim Kardashian] cares about Kanye and feels relieved he’s getting the help he needs, but she’s felt trapped for a while,” the insider said.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have faced rumors of an allegedly impending divorce for the past several months and in September, a source claimed West had reportedly learned that his wife had been meeting with lawyers behind his back.
“It’s no secret they’ve been at each other’s throats over the past few months and Kanye knows he’s pushed her away,” a family insider allegedly explained to Radar Online, adding that the couple haven’t seen much of one another since his reportedly disastrous fashion show in New York City weeks prior.
“He’s been miserable as hell whenever [Kim Kardashian] and the kids aren’t by his side and he’s been calling and texting every second hour, begging her to let him join her or for her to come home — on the rare occasions she answers his calls,” the insider alleged.
“He’s heard stories that she’s been talking to lawyers and it’s got him totally worked up into a panic that she’s about to hit him with divorce paper. He’s freaking out.”
Kim Kardashian hasn’t had the best year. As fans will recall, the reality star and mother of two was robbed during a trip to Paris, France in early October and has been keeping a very low profile ever since. In addition to sharing less information on social media, Kim Kardashian hasn’t been attending many events, nor has she been seen as frequently as usual in public.
Kim Kardashian has not yet confirmed or denied her alleged desire to divorce husband Kanye West.
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