Kim Kardashian appears to be headed for divorce, with the reality star being spotted without her wedding ring amid rumors that she is meeting with a divorce lawyer and putting plans in place to leave Kanye West.
This weekend, a picture posted by the celebrity gossip and photo outlet X17online showed Kim Kardashian heading out to a girls night out and conspicuously missing her wedding ring. The picture appears to back up another report this weekend claiming that Kim was “done” with the marriage and with Kanye West.
“She really thought Kanye was her soul mate and is absolutely devastated,” a source told In Touch. “But this isn’t what Kim signed up for when she married Kanye. She’s done.”
The source went on to claim that the divorce would likely blindside Kanye West.
“Kanye has absolutely no idea that any of this is happening,” says an insider. “She’s been doing everything in top secret.”
The pictures of Kim Kardashian without her wedding ring comes after weeks of growing divorce rumors for the couple. Even before Kanye West’s hospitalization last month for an alleged nervous breakdown, there were rumblings that the couple was growing further apart.
Those divorce rumors appeared to come to a head last week with rumors that Kim Kardashian had been cheating with Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King. Though the rumors appeared to be baseless — coming from the gossip site Terez Owens and no source or corroborating evidence — it still got to Kanye, reports noted.
“Having to hear rumors about Kim cheating is the absolute last thing Kanye needs right now. Having stuff like this thrown in his face is really hard on him,” a source tells Hollywood Life. “He needs to focus on himself and what he can control, not crazy talk about his wife cheating.”
There were rumors that same week that Kim Kardashian had already met with a divorce lawyer, fed up with Kanye’s decision to meet with President-elect Donald Trump, In Touch reported.
There is plenty of doubt to the rumor that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are headed for divorce. For one, Kim and Kanye have been surrounded by baseless divorce rumors for as long as their relationship has lasted, including past reports claiming that one party or the other had already drawn up papers. It’s a topic popular with celebrity news outlets, one that never fails to gain traction among the millions of Kardashian followers.
There are also some celebrity outlets debunking the current reports circulating. Gossip Cop, a site that takes on rumors from celebrity news sites, is throwing cold water on a report from OK! Magazine under the headline, “Kim & Kanye Headed For A Split?” The OK! report claimed that Kris Jenner is pushing for the split because the strained marriage has caused Kim to step away from the spotlight — and to lose money.
But Gossip Cop claims it’s actually an identical story that ran in OK!’s sister publication, Star, and is untrue.
“Just as we were told with the Star story, Gossip Cop is assured this article is ‘false,’ too. While Kardashian and West are dealing with some difficulties, there is no current indication that they are actually headed for a split at this time. Should that change, Gossip Cop will have the accurate details.”
If the Kim Kardashian divorce rumors are true, then both she and Kane West are doing their best to avoid it. Neither has publicly addressed the the growing rumors of a split, just as they have refused to publicly speak on all past rumors that they are breaking up.
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