Kim Kardashian and Ye’s divorce is finally settled, almost two years after Kardashian first filled for divorce.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Ye, formerly Kanye West, in January 2021 after seven years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The former couple’s divorce has been a very public affair, with Ye bringing much of it to social media.
The couple started dating in 2012 after being friends for years and got married in 2014, with the Kardashian family describing the pair as soulmates. In recent years, Ye’s mental health has been a spotlight in media while Kardashian finds herself in regular, smaller controversies which seem to harm their marriage.
The divorce filing came amid Ye’s outbursts on social media that concerned many. One night he claimed Kardashian and her family were trying to force him to be locked up and that he wanted a divorce, before deleting the posts.
Posting controversial ideas and then deleting them has become Ye’s trademark on social media recently as he has lost many partnerships and deals over his harmful comments. The rapper has seemed to be more outspoken and radical in his views since 2019, which started the wedge in their relationship.
Ye has tried to stop the divorce and continued to refer to Kardashian as his wife, even going as far as filing a motion against her request to be declared legally single.
Kardashian romance with Pete Davidson caused many outbursts and attacks from Ye as he attempted to win her back. He bought a house right next to hers, brought her a truck full a roses on Valentine’s Day while he was with Julia Fox and she was with Davidson and publicly attacked him and posted private messages online.
Most of Ye’s public feud has been over their children: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm who are nine, six, four and three respectively. He has accused Kardashian and her family of kidnapping Chicago on her birthday, not allowing him to be with the children without security and claiming he should receive full custody of the kids.
Their trial to finalize their divorce was originally scheduled for December but went ahead earlier this week.
With the settlement, Ye will pay Kardashain $2,000 every month in child support and split half of their kids’ security, educational and medical expenses. The pair also agreed to share joint custody, with both being allowed to attend any extracurricular events they choose. Kardashian and Ye both have access to their kids on “special occasions” which they can celebrate together if they choose to.
Generally, the settlement requires the pair to split everything regarding their children 50/50 and make joint decisions. Ye can not pull his children out from their school to enroll them in his highly controversial Donda Academy without her approval, which is unlikely to come. Mediation will be required for any dispute involving their children, but if either refuses to participate, the other can make the decision by default.
Both are keeping sole possession of their personal belongings and property. In their original prenup, they chose not to include spousal support.
Let’s hope Kardashian and Ye can follow this agreement, but with such heavily public lives, chances are we will see more about this in the media soon.