Reality star Kim Kardashian, who urged a US court to expedite her divorce from husband Kanye West, has become legally single after nearly eight years of marriage.
The reality star filed for divorce a year ago, citing irreconcilable differences with West, who has legally changed his name to Ye. The couple has four children ranging in age from 2 to 8.
On the other hand, the 44-year-old rapper had objected to the divorce and publicly appealed for his wife to return to their marriage. In recent Instagram posts, he criticized her parenting and her new relationship with ‘Saturday Night Live’ actor Pete Davidson.
Now, the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Steve Cochran has approved Kardashian’s petition to end the marriage through a bifurcation proceeding, which allows for a change in marital status while other issues are addressed.
“The Court grants termination of the marital status,” the judge said in a written order issued after a public hearing. A representative for West did not respond to a request for comment.
West and Kardashian married in May 2014, making them one of the most talked about celebrity couples in Hollywood, popularly known as “Kimye.” The couple’s relationship became strained in 2020 when West, who suffers from bipolar disorder, ran an unsuccessful campaign marked by erratic statements to be elected US president under his self-styled Birthday Party.