Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West married

End for "Kimye"? Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

In Italy they celebrated a dream wedding almost seven years ago - now Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are facing the end of the marriage. The US reality star has filed for divorce from the rapper. The application was received by the Superior Court in Los Angeles on Friday (February 19), an employee of the court announced to the German Press Agency. Kardashian's spokeswoman, Christy Welder, also confirmed to the US newspaper "USA Today" that the divorce petition had been filed.

Four children together

The West spokesperson team initially did not respond to inquiries. There is currently no radio silence on the social media of the parents of four. Kardashian and West, nicknamed "Kimye", have four children: the eldest daughter North is seven years old, followed by son Saint (5), daughter Chicago (3) and son Psalm, who will turn two in May.

The celebrity portal "TMZ" reported on Friday that Kardashian had turned on divorce expert Laura Wasser. The celebrity lawyer stood by the TV star's second divorce from athlete Kris Humphries. In 2011, she was married to the professional basketball player for just 72 days. Previously, Kardashian was married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2004.

Relationship makes the headlines

Kardashian and West first met in the early 2000s, but didn't become a couple until years later. The relationship made headlines from the start. In 2013, the musician asked for her hand in a sports stadium in San Francisco - on Kim's 33rd birthday. "Please marry me," read the huge billboard, accompanied by a large orchestra. Daughter North had already been born for a few months. In May 2014 they celebrated a pompous wedding in the Forte Belvedere fortress in Florence. Star tenor Andrea Bocelli sang in front of 200 selected guests when the bride moved in.

Kardashian was not inferior to the superstar rapper financially. The longtime reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" made Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloé rich and famous. Kardashian has more than 200 million followers on Instagram. The superstar runs its own line of fashion, jewelry and make-up. Since 2019 she has also been training to be a lawyer. In the past few years, Kardashian has campaigned for prison reform in the United States.

Kanye West with mental health problems?

Last year, headlines piled up in the gossip press about a possible marriage crisis for the couple. West caused a sensation in July with a bizarre Twitter series, including allegations against his wife. His announcement that he would run for the US presidential election also caused confusion. According to media reports, West has had mental health problems for years. In a 2019 cover story for Vogue magazine, Kim Kardashian mentioned her husband had bipolar disorder.

According to "Hollywood Reporter", the rapper is said to have most recently stayed at the family ranch in Wyoming, USA, while Kardashian resides with the children in a luxury villa near Los Angeles.