Are Kim and Kanye really done? What’s at Stake

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Not for the first time, there are reports in the media that Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are getting a divorce. The Hollywood power couple has been married for six years and have four children together. The couple got married in May, 2014 and are approaching the seven-year-itch. The typical problems couples face may not be the cause of their trouble though.

They had their varying issues which grabbed media attention in the past year. In early July, West launched his campaign for president and soon after began a twitter rant that revealed several personal details of their relationship. He revealed that they had considered aborting their first daughter, North, who is now 7-years-old. Understandably, Kim was furious about these revelations but her response was surprisingly compassionate. She asked the media and public for compassion towards Kanye and highlighted his bipolar diagnosis.

Weeks later, they spent time reconciling at their Wyoming property. KardashianWest was photographed in tears and the couple seemed to be actively working on reconciliation when they spent time vacationing in the Dominican Republic in August.

However, in September, it seems West was again off his meds and he made another series of controversial Twitter posts which got him temporarily suspended from the platform.

The couple seems to have spent Christmas and New Year’s apart which seems like the way the couple will spend the future going forward. Kanye has been spending more time at their Wyoming property while Kardashian-West has been spending more time at their Calabasas home. Kardashian-West is studying to become a lawyer and it seems likely that she is reconsidering the type of future she wants to have with her kids. She is also closing the curtain on her long-running reality series with her family Keeping up with the Kardashians. Although they have now signed a deal with Hulu to develop a new TV show.

If the rumors are to be believed, their next attempt at discussing their relationship might just be in a corporate meeting space. Afterall, there are $2.7 billion worth of combined assets to discuss and two major companies in question. According to Forbes, Kanye has a personal net worth of $1.6 billion, and most of it is associated with Yeezy, his individually-owned clothing company, estimated to be worth $3 billion in 2020. He collects around 11 per cent of the company’s annual revenue. Kim Kardashian’s estimated net worth is $750 million, and like Kanye, most of it is tied into  her cosmetics company KKW Beauty, which is worth about $500 million. In addition to their property and company assets, they have millions in assets in art, vehicle and jewelry collections.

The public will simply have to wait and see if the rumors are true, this time. One thing is certain, if anything is to be learned from celebrity divorces is that we can expect that it will be quite expensive.

 

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