Stay up to date with Kim and Kanye’s divorce.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s drama has taken the internet by storm.
Even though Kardashian filed for divorce in early 2021, their divorce was only recently finalized—and the internet has witnessed the highs and lows of their divorce. The ex-couple went from saying they have no bad blood—to Kim publicly acknowledging Kanye’s “constant attacks” on her via Instagram.
Here’s a recap of the ex-couple’s divorce:
October to December:
After filing for divorce in early 2021, Kim began dating actor Pete Davidson in October. After the new couple were spotted out together, Kanye West publicly dismissed the divorce entirely, claiming to have never even seen the papers, in an interview in early November. Since December, the rapper has been making a series of grand gestures towards Kim, begging her to return to him. He also consistently begged to have Kim back, causing Julia Fox, the rapper’s now ex-girlfriend, to break up with him on Valentine’s Day.
In December 2021, Kim said that her marriage with Ye was broken, and no amount of counseling could fix it. She requests for her marital status to be legally changed to single—an appeal that was granted earlier this month. Soon after the news and Kim’s appeal, Kanye purchases the home directly across the street from the mansion he shared with Kim. He spent $4.5 million on the “relatively modest” estate, according to Daily Mail. He also ends his relationship with model Vinetria.
January and February:
Misunderstandings also arose when Kanye West initially told fans that he wasn’t invited to his daughter, Chicago West’s birthday party. He did show up to the party, and was spotted with Kris Jenner. However, Kim’s sources later said that Kim was under the impression that Ye wanted to have his own celebration; and that he was never not invited to the party. The source also added that Kim hopes for Ye and their kids to have a more structured schedule.
On social media, Ye began to verbally attack Pete Davidson, calling the actor “Skete”, “trash”, and “dickhead” online. After Kim was declared legally single, Ye released a music video for his song Eazy. It showcased a stop-motion animation of a character being kidnapped and decapitated by another. The video also features the text: “Everyone lived happily ever after. Except Skete [crossed out] you know who.” Many people on the internet speculate that the figure might be referring to Pete Davidson. Ye continued to refer to Kim as his wife, even sharing a series of private messages he received from her asking him to stop attacking her boyfriend on social media.
Days later, Ye deleted all the images, and then released a poem titled “DIVORCE”. In it, he compared his feelings about the issue to “full blown covid” and “running through a glass wall”; he said it feels “like your soul was dragged over coals” and “like you’ve been set on fire / for your truth / then labeled a liar.”
He later released a song/poem titled “DEAD”. He has been silent about the divorce on social media ever since.
Published by HOLR Magazine.