Kim Kardashian Asks Judge to Declare Her Single

Kardashian files papers amid ongoing divorce from Kanye West
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2021 3:02 PM CST
Updated Dec 14, 2021 2:36 AM CST
Kim Kardashian Files for Divorce from Kanye West
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Update: Kim Kardashian would like to be declared legally single. She filed paperwork to that effect last week, and a judge will eventually rule on whether she can be considered officially single even as she and Kanye West continue to work through the details of their divorce, including child custody issues. "Kim is making a statement by doubling down that she’s single,” a source tells Page Six. “She thinks it’s strange that Kanye keeps saying he wants her back, but all the while he’s got [his new girlfriend, 22-year-old model Vinetria] at his Malibu house." Kardashian also wants to formally drop the "West" and go back to her maiden name only. Our original story from Feb. 19 follows:

Perhaps the biggest celebrity power couple of all is calling it quits. TMZ reports that Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West, and US Weekly confirms. Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, have been married more than six years and have four children ages 2 to 7. TMZ says the split is expected to be amicable, with a joint custody agreement for the kids and a prenup to cover any money issues. The move isn't seen as a big surprise, given the public trouble the pair were having since last year, after West launched an ill-fated run for president.

Before the divorce reports surfaced, People called the move imminent and quoted a source saying West was struggling. "He is anxious and very sad," says the insider. "He knows that the marriage is over, and there's nothing that can be done right now." The AP reports that Kardashian filed the papers on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. This was her third marriage and West's first. (Another Kardashian milestone: The family's reality show is coming to an end this year.)

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