Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced. This is far closer to reality at this point than a rumor. As you very well know by now, Kim Kardashian has reportedly met with a divorce attorney and is merely waiting for the right time to announce this split from her husband.
At this point, it’s not surprising that Kim is done with Kanye. However, some may be surprised just how silent Kim and other Kardashian members have been on the subject. They haven’t denied any of the reports, and, perhaps even more telling, they’ve green-lighted the network on their own, E!, to run several reports on the impending divorce.
How can these two facts be reconciled?
In one pronounced way: The family WANTS you to be talking about the Kimye split. They WANT you to be wondering what’s going on and what will eventually transpire. But they don’t want to reveal too much right now. Because they’re saving all the juicy nuggets for the final season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
“This divorce is happening because Kim has grown up a lot,” a source told Page Six this month, adding of Kim: “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, and she is serious about her prison reform campaign. “Meanwhile, Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy shit, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Says an anonymous E! News source: “It’s gotten to the point where they haven’t spent time together as a married couple in months. “They’ve seen each other for the sake of the kids but have been living separately. “Kim knows the marriage is over. She’s known for a while.” It’s worth noting that, amid all this chatter, Kim uploaded an Instagram photo to promote Skims, and her wedding ring was nowhere to be seen.
In other words?
She’s trying to monetize the break-up. She’ll do so to maximum exposure on Season 20 of the program above. According to The New York Post, the Kimye divorce drama will “feature heavily in the final storyline” as the family bows out after 14 years on screen. A few months ago, remember, it was confirmed that Keeping Up with the Kardashians will go off the air after this upcoming season.
“The Kardashians intend to go out with a bang,” a source told Page Six. “They’ve filmed Kim discussing her marital problems. But everyone involved is on a nondisclosure agreement because the finale won’t screen until later in 2021.” There would be an irony in Kim now doing the same because reports have indicated one basis for Kanye’s ongoing dissatisfaction with his marriage has centered on his annoyance with KUWTK.
At this point, filming on the final season has come to an end. We’ll need to wait months to watch the episodes, however. Speaking to People Magazine, producer Ryan Seacrest offered a vague hint of what fans can expect from them. “I think they have a lot of ideas and [will do] a lot of things that they may not have had a chance to do with Keeping Up with the Kardashians because it was such a strong franchise, and people wanted what they saw from the family,” he recently told People. “And that’s what they got for 20 seasons.”