Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are reportedly preparing to end their six-year marriage, according to People magazine. The news was first reported in Page Six.
“They are keeping it low-key but they are done,” a source told the magazine, adding that the couple were in “settlement talks.”
A source told People that Kanye “knows that she’s done. She has had enough and she told him that she wants some space to figure out her future.”
The source also said Kim hired high-profile divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who has previously worked with celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Christina Aguilera, and Angelina Jolie.
Wasser was also Kim’s lawyer when she divorced former NBA player Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, has hit several rough patches in recent years.
In July, Kanye tweeted that he had been considering divorcing Kim since 2018, when she paired up with Meek Mill to work on criminal justice reform.
“I’ve been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf for ‘prison reform,'” wrote West, before deleting it.
In the same series of tweets, he referred to Kim’s mother Kris Jenner as Kris Jong-un.
In December, an anonymous source told E! News that Kim and Kanye weren’t spending much physical time together and were “focused on the things that are important to them.”
Kim has focused on studying the law and working on social justice issues, and has helped commute the sentences of several people, including Momolu Stewart and Alice Marie Johnson. Kanye spent much of the last year running for president as a third party candidate.
“Kim and Kanye are doing their own thing. They spend a lot of time apart,” the source said, adding, “She lets him go off and be who he is. It is what it is.”
The source also mentioned that they’re “still a family” and “come together” for their kids — North West, 7, Saint West, 5, Chicago West, 2, and Psalm West, 1.
Months earlier, the rapper mentioned their daughter North during an emotional anti-abortion speech at his first political rally and proceeded to share a series of since-deleted tweets about his wife’s family.
Kim broke her silence days later in a statement she released on Instagram, telling her followers that her husband has bipolar disorder.
“Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,” she wrote, explaining that she refrained from speaking out to protect her family’s privacy. Kim decided to speak out because of “the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”
Kanye later apologized to Kim via Twitter, saying he “did not cover her like she has covered me.”
“I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter,” the Yeezy designer wrote. “To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.”
Representatives for Kanye and Kim didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
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