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Over and over: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting divorced

After almost seven years of marriage, US reality TV heroine Kim Kardashian (40) has filed for divorce from rap superstar Kanye West (43). The application was received at the Superior Court in Los Angeles, reported several news agencies, citing Kardashian's spokeswoman Christy Welder. The West side did not initially respond to inquiries. There was also radio silence on the profiles of the two celebrities on social media.

Unbridgeable

For a long time observers had assumed a crisis between the two US show greats. Kardashian and West have four children: the eldest daughter North is seven years old, followed by son Saint (5), daughter Chicago (3) and son Psalm, who will be two in May. Kardashian cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the move, as the entertainment magazine "US Weekly" reported, citing the court documents submitted.

Divorces in chronological order ...

The celebrity portal "TMZ.com", which is usually well informed about such things, had reported that Kardashian had turned on divorce expert Laura Wasser. This stood by the TV star with her second divorce from the athlete Kris Humphries. In 2011, Kardashian had been married to the professional basketball player for just 72 days. Between 2000 and 2004, music producer Damon Thomas was the then reigning husband.

"You're welcome"

Kanye West had asked for her hand in a San Francisco sports stadium on Kim's 33rd birthday in 2013. "Please marry me," read the huge billboard, accompanied by a large orchestra. Could she have said "No"? 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. Show time!

Even before the wedding in shell: Kim Kardashian in a robe by Valentino and Kanye West, without a tie, at a pre-wedding event in Paris

Recently, in particular, it was not known which of the two artists was the more successful. While West attracted attention with his bizarre thoughts on the US presidency in addition to his music, the long-running reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" made Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloé famous and wealthy. Kardashian has more than 200 million followers on Instagram. The superstar runs its own line of fashion, jewelry and make-up. She has been training to be a lawyer since 2019. In recent years, Kardashian has also campaigned for prison reform in the United States.

Complicated

Last year headlines in the gossip press piled up about a possible marital crisis for the couple. According to media reports, the musician has had psychological problems for years. In a 2019 cover story for Vogue magazine, Kim Kardashian mentioned her husband had bipolar disorder. Last July she asked for sympathy for West: "He is a brilliant but complicated person." Compassion is now at an end. Credits.

ml / as (dpa, afp)