It’s Over

Af­ter three years of mar­riage and more than enough drama, Kim Kar­dashian and Kanye West are over

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De­spite the im­pend­ing ar­rival of their third child, Kim Kar­dashian is di­vorc­ing Kanye West.

It was an ideal fam­ily out­ing. On Oct. 24, Kim Kar­dashian took her kids, daugh­ter North, 4, and son Saint, 22 months, on a trip to Dis­ney­land. She was ac­com­pa­nied by sis­ter Kourt­ney and her three kids, plus a few fam­ily friends. But there was no trace of her hus­band, rap­per Kanye West. In fact, with just a few days to go be­fore Hal­loween, the pair hadn’t been pho­tographed to­gether in pub­lic since Sept. 23.

There’s a rea­son the pair hasn’t been seen look­ing cozy. Although Kim, 37, and Kanye, 40, are ex­pect­ing their third child to­gether via sur­ro­gate, his con­tin­ued er­ratic be­hav­ior and fre­quent ab­sences fol­low­ing a Nov. 21, 2016, in­vol­un­tary hos­pi­tal­iza­tion have forced her to make a heart­break­ing de­ci­sion. “Kim will be fil­ing for di­vorce from Kanye,” an in­sider claims to Life & Style. “It’s of­fi­cially over. She is ready to move on with her life.”

Kim stuck by Kanye’s side dur­ing the night­mare of his hos­pi­tal­iza­tion and its af­ter­math. But she hoped things would get bet­ter, and they haven’t. “Kanye thinks he’s be­ing spied on,” says a source. “Kanye will go days with­out talk­ing to her. He’s hot and he’s cold. Even their sex life isn’t what it used to be.”


The cou­ple’s prob­lems have long been worse than any­one re­al­izes. Kanye is hid­ing dark se­crets — and only Kim knows all of them. Be­fore his break­down, which ended with Kanye hand­cuffed to a gur­ney and held at LA’S UCLA Med­i­cal Cen­ter for eight days, a sec­ond source says the rap­per con­fided in his wife about his drug use, which in­cluded in­gest­ing both liq­uid and tra­di­tional mar­i­juana, among other sub­stances. Later, in De­cem­ber, she was forced to tes­tify un­der oath (as part of a nasty le­gal war be­tween Kanye and his in­sur­ance com­pany over the can­cel­la­tion of his Saint Pablo tour) about her hus­band tak­ing Per­co­cet pain pills, which he had a pre­scrip­tion for. Her knowl­edge of the rap­per’s un­pre­dictable be­hav­ior didn’t just come from what she saw and heard first­hand from Kanye, though. “Kim,” adds the sec­ond source, “is the only per­son the doc­tors would speak with” when Kanye was in­vol­un­tar­ily ad­mit­ted. While they rec­om­mended he “un­dergo ex­ten­sive and on­go­ing ther­apy” for his psy­chi­atric is­sues, says the sec­ond source, Kim ac­tu­ally started join­ing the fa­ther of her chil­dren at ses­sions, a friend notes. “In coun­sel­ing, they’d dis­cuss Kanye’s dif­fer­ent trig­gers and how Kim can keep him from get­ting up­set at home,” says the friend.

Though Kim’s rep de­nies they’re di­vorc­ing, life

“I just want to dis­ap­pear for a lit­tle bit.” — Kim, while Kanye was hav­ing emo­tional prob­lems be­fore be­ing hos­pi­tal­ized

with Kanye has con­tin­ued to be a strug­gle. “They re­cently had a blowout fight about him spend­ing all his time in the record­ing stu­dio,” says the first source. “There are days she doesn’t even see him, and he’s not out of the coun­try or even the state — he’s in LA!” And he’s still keep­ing se­crets: “He writes lyrics and hides them even from Kim,” the source says. “He doesn’t trust any­one.”


Kanye was be­hind Kim’s Oc­to­ber birth­day get­away to the Aman­giri re­sort in Canyon Point, Utah, but even that was a bust. “It was a lovely ges­ture,” the in­sider ac­knowl­edges of the adults- only trip. “[But] the seren­ity and beauty of the land­scape in Utah ap­peals to Kanye. Kim was bored out of her

“Maybe my fairy tale has a dif­fer­ent end­ing than I dreamed it would.” — Kim, af­ter her last mar­riage ended

mind.” Worse, she was wor­ried they might miss news about baby No. 3. “The cell­phone re­cep­tion was abysmal, which cre­ated even more ten­sion be­cause she was afraid their sur­ro­gate might have an is­sue with the baby,” notes the in­sider, “and she wouldn’t know.”

Kim’s chil­dren — North, Saint and her un­born baby girl — have been her top pri­or­ity these days.

“The sur­ro­gate’s preg­nancy has been nor­mal thus far,” says the in­sider. She’s ex­pected to give birth around late De­cem­ber, but even the im­pend­ing ar­rival of their baby isn’t enough to bond Kim and Kanye. “She feels like she’s tried ev­ery­thing. She’s tired and she’s done with this mar­riage,” says the source. “Kanye makes it very dif­fi­cult for her. She loves be­ing a mother, but

she wants it all, and Kanye can’t give that to her.”


She hasn’t been afraid to pull the plug be­fore. Kim pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted that she knew on her hon­ey­moon that her mar­riage to sec­ond hus­band Kris Humphries, 32, wouldn’t last. So de­spite the back­lash she knew would come, Kim filed for di­vorce 72 days af­ter their 2011 wed- ding. “Kim’s talked to di­vorce at­tor­neys in the past [about Kanye],” ad­mits the source. “He begged her for a sec­ond chance. She agreed and then she got preg­nant with Saint. And the sec­ond time she wanted to leave him, his men­tal state was the is­sue, so she stayed. But now there’s no ex­cuse.”

Not even the birth of baby No. 3 will sway Kim. “Of course hav­ing a third child and be­ing sin­gle is in­cred­i­bly daunt­ing for Kim,” says the in­sider. But she can count on her closeknit fam­ily for sup­port. “Kim knows her mom, Kris, and sis­ter Kourt­ney will be there to help her pick up the pieces when Kanye is gone,” says the in­sider. ( Kourt­ney, 38, is an in­spi­ra­tion, since she’s been rais­ing Ma­son, 7, Pene­lope, 5, and Reign, 2, since her split from baby daddy Scott Disick, 34.) “Yes, it will be chaotic and ex­haust­ing, but she can af­ford to hire nan­nies and night nurses, so it’s not com­pletely over­whelm­ing.” And there’s one

as­pect of sin­gle par­ent­hood Kim is look­ing for­ward to: nam­ing her daugh­ter. “She let Kanye name North and Saint,” says the in­sider. “Ex­pect a tra­di­tional name for Kim’s third child!”

An­other sil­ver lin­ing of the sad sit­u­a­tion: A dra­matic split could boost TV rat­ings. The tim­ing is per­fect be­cause Kim and her fam­ily just signed a $150M con­tract with E! to film at least five more sea­sons of Keep­ing Up With the Kar­dashi­ans. But Kim wouldn’t dump Kanye for a re­al­ity-tv twist. “Kim has a lot she still wants to ac­com­plish, and she can’t do that if she feels Kanye is drag­ging her down,” says the source. “The last thing she wants is to be­come this rich, lonely, un­happy house­wife, and that’s where her life is headed. Kim def­i­nitely wants out of the mar­riage.”

He’s Checked Out

“Kim’s tried ev­ery­thing to get Kanye to en­gage in their life,” says a source, “but all he cares about is his mu­sic and fash­ion.”

On Her Own Now

Kim is stay­ing strong for North, Saint and her un­born daugh­ter. “Kim was hop­ing this baby would bring them closer to­gether,” says an in­sider, but it hasn’t.

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