On January 6, what had been an open secret for months was confirmed: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had decided to divorce after seven years of marriage. Kardashian hired star divorce attorney Laura Wasser to negotiate a private, shielded settlement. It has been weeks since Kim, 40, has not worn her wedding ring while Kanye, 43, remains at his Wyoming ranch where he spent the Christmas holidays, instead of with the Kardashian family, another indication of the deteriorating state of their relationship.
Since that announcement of separation, the protagonists of this story have hardly appeared in public. She has been seen on occasion between comings and goings to the set where she recorded the last season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in which he apparently talks about his divorce, although the new chapters will take a long time to air. And he traveled a few days ago to Los Angeles, California, in his private plane to hold business meetings and returned to his retirement. Your environment is concerned about how this process will affect your emotional balance.
“Kanye is not doing well. He is anxious and very sad. You know the marriage is over and there is nothing that can be done at this time. He also knows what he’s losing by breaking up with Kim, “a Kardashian spokesperson told the magazine. People. The couple is not making statements but is manifesting through statements from sources like this one.
The year 2020 turned out to be difficult for the famous couple. “They just don’t have the same interests when it comes to their future as a family,” adds this source. “Kim Kardashian has always publicly supported her husband and has also supported her family. She was by his side at a time when few wives would have done that. There is very little hope of reconciliation, ”says the source. “It would have to be a miracle. But Kanye believes in miracles. “
Kardashian, 40, is taking care of the couple’s four children: North, seven; Saint, five; Chicago, three; and Psalm, who will turn two in May. She has told her inner circle that she wants West to be a part of their lives, although at the moment she has restricted visits. “Kim has made it clear that Kanye can talk to his children whenever he wants,” says the source. “She has never threatened to keep him away from children. It just requires that you do not harm them. Kanye can make video calls with the kids anytime he wants, although he rarely does so. ” And he adds: “Kim doesn’t want to hurt him. She just knows that she can no longer be married to him. He is well aware that she has been a good wife. He still loves her very much. But he understands. ”
The divorce will be a millionaire but it does not seem that money is going to be a big obstacle, since the rapper is willing to be generous. West is the richest of the couple, yet much of his net worth is tied to his clothing company, illiquid. Another key piece of the rapper’s fortune is in his shoe brand, which is known because each pair of sneakers costs more than $ 200. The value of the company is linked to Adidas, which manufactures, markets and distributes the sneakers. Forbes estimated in April 2020 that the brand has a value of 1.26 billion dollars (about 1.050 million euros).
Kim Kardashian may be less fortunate than her husband, however, she is more liquid and less dependent on the trend of her brand, as well as the whims of her consumers. Like West, most of Kim Kardashian’s fortune is in a name brand. In October 2020, Forbes He estimated the 72% stake in his cosmetics company KKW Beauty to be worth approximately $ 500 million (€ 415 million).
Kardashian made millions of dollars after 13 years of starring Keeping Up With the Kardashians and thanks to its applications. Added to this is her fame in Hollywood and various modeling and endorsement jobs. However, his best moment came when he sold 20% of KKW Beauty to Coty (the cosmetic giant) for 200 million dollars in cash (165 million euros), last year for 70 million dollars (58 million euros ).
When the couple married, they signed a property separation contract, but during their marriage they acquired real estate and did business together. They own multiple houses and have multiple mortgages; including the mansion located in Calabasas, Los Angeles, an apartment in Miami, and two ranches in Wyoming. According to the documents West sent to Forbes last year, there are also $ 5 million worth of art, nearly $ 4 million in vehicles, $ 3.2 million in jewelry and even $ 300,000 in livestock.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.