Mutual choice? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West fought for his or her marriage earlier than she formally filed for divorce.

“This actually was completed amicably. The submitting wasn’t a shock to both of them; each knew it was coming,” a supply solely tells Us Weekly. “There is no such thing as a one one that is exiting the wedding. They each simply grew other than one another. They each wished to make the wedding work — that’s why they put this off for thus lengthy.”

Whereas West, 43, has been away from his household residing in Wyoming, he plans to remain near the estranged couple’s 4 youngsters: daughter North, 7, son Saint, 5, daughter Chicago, 3, and son Psalm, 21 months. “Wyoming will nonetheless be Kanye’s main residence, however he additionally has his personal place in L.A.,” the insider provides.

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Kardashian, 40, filed for divorce on Friday, February 19. She is reportedly searching for joint authorized and bodily custody of their youngsters.

Us reported in January that the fact star was “completed” along with her marriage to West six years after they tied the knot. “They’ve each been residing separate lives for a lot of months now,” a supply revealed on the time. “Kim and Kanye haven’t been on the identical web page for some time now.”

An insider advised Us the separation was “solely a matter of time,” pointing to “a giant battle” the pair had in December 2020 because the breaking level. “Kanye blew up at Kim and she or he was actually upset.”

Us additionally confirmed that Kardashian had legal professional Laura Wasser on “retainer” since summer season 2020.

The KKW Magnificence founder hesitated to make authorized strikes for a selected motive although. “Kim desires the divorce settlement finalized earlier than formally submitting,” a supply stated in January. “Settlement talks are ongoing. Kim desires to manage the PR marketing campaign of the divorce and she or he was blindsided by leaks in regards to the divorce reviews.”

Because the divorce submitting loomed, Kardashian and West continued spending time away from each other. “They’ve been residing aside for a 12 months now and he doesn’t have too many issues [at Kim’s house] that he would wish,” an insider advised Us earlier this month. “They’re each clearly going by way of the toughest a part of this separation proper now.”

The supply famous that “the tip” was “close to” for the twosome on the time: “There is no such thing as a communication between them proper now. They’re residing as a divorced couple. Kim’s solely concern is her youngsters and her household. Her mates had been positive she would file by now. It may occur at any second. There’s no manner both of them will drag this out by way of the summer season; it’s simply not sustainable for both of them.”

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