American reality TV star Kim Kardashian officially filed for divorce from her husband, rapper and businessman Kanye West on Friday, according to various US media, after weeks of speculation about a possible separation.
The tabloid TMZ was the first to break the news this Friday, later confirmed by other US media that indicate that the star has also asked for joint custody of the children.
Familiar sources who were not authorized to speak publicly confirmed that Kardashian filed the application in Los Angeles Superior Court. The document was not immediately available.
That petition, registered in the Los Angeles Superior Court, confirms rumors that for months had indicated that the couple was studying a formal separation after numerous disagreements.
American rapper Kanye West and his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, are living apart, NBC News television reported weeks ago, citing a source close to the family.
For months, West, 43, has lived in Wyoming (west) and Kim Kardashian, 40, is still in California with her four children, according to that source.
The couple, who married in Italy in May 2014, are often the subject of rumors about the failure of their marriage, the first for the rapper and the third for Kardashian.
The two celebrities participate in couples therapy sessions and there is no other person involved in their separation, according to the same source.
“Kanye loves his extended family. They are very close. They have started therapy. They work on your marriage, ”that person told NBC News.
The couple has discussed the possibility of divorce, but Kim Kardashian has not filed for separation, added that source.
Several gossip magazines like People or Page Six claim, however, that Kim Kardashian is about to file for divorce.
Kanye West has made no secret of his bipolar disorders. In July, after the announcement of his candidacy for the United States presidential election, in which he obtained 60,000 votes, he made incoherent statements and published enigmatic messages on Twitter, in which he suggested that his wife wanted to put him in a psychiatric hospital.
He also accused her of having had a relationship with another rapper, Meek Mill, who denied those words.
Kim Kardashian then asked “compassion and empathy” for her husband and said that those who “know Kanye know that his words do not always match his intentions.”
Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of excitement and depression.
Kardashian, widely followed on social media, has not mentioned her husband in messages posted in recent weeks. The couple have two girls, North (7 years old) and Chicago (2 years old), and two boys, Saint (5 years old) and Psalm (19 months old).
Kim Kardashian became known on a reality show that follows the daily life of her family. With the help of her mother and that media exposure, she became a successful entrepreneur and launched cosmetic product lines and a clothing brand.