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Kim Kardashian ‘wants divorce’ from Kanye West – report

A new report claims the star couple are on the rocks after Kanye’s mental breakdown last month.
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is reportedly seeking a divorce from hubby Kanye West after two and a half years of marriage.

A Kardashian friend tells Us Weekly that Kim “doesn’t want to stay married” – and while it will be “some time” before she files papers, she is allegedly planning to build a case for full custody of the couple’s two children North, 3, and Saint, 12 months.

Kim is reportedly feeling “very protective” of the kids and “doesn’t want Kanye around [them] right now”, according to Us Weekly’s source.

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The publication also claims that the couple are no longer living together, with Kanye continuing to receive outpatient treatment at an LA-area rental.

The ‘Fade’ rapper hit headlines last month when he was hospitalised following what his physician Michael Farzam described as an episode of “temporary psychosis”.

In the weeks before his hospitalisation, he had reportedly been experiencing nightmares, was struggling to sleep and exhausted from his hectic touring schedule. In addition, Kim’s terrifying armed robbery ordeal in October and the anniversary of his beloved mother Donda’s funeral on November 20 were both thought to have triggered Kanye’s breakdown.

The couple have faced trying times this year. Photo: Getty

“Seeing Kim close to death did a major number on him. It sent him into a tailspin,” a source told Us.

“It’s just been hell for them,” Us Weekly’s source added. “He would be up all night ranting about things. They were fighting because he was impossible to live with.”

Kim had allegedly been due to make her first big public appearance at a New York charity ball the night that Kanye was hospitalised – but with her husband facing a health crisis, the reality star promptly flew back to Los Angeles to be by his side.

The rapper was released from hospital on December 1, but is continuing to receive treatment.Us Weekly’s source claims Kim won’t be making any major decisions about a divorce until Kanye has recovered from his breakdown, and plans on being “a supportive wife” until then.

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“She cares about Kanye and feels relieved he’s getting the help he needs, but she’s felt trapped for a while,” the friend told Us.

However, other sources have told TMZ there’s no truth to the rumours that a divorce is in the works.

What’s more, they say the couple have only grown closer since going through the robbery and the hospitalisation.

“Kim does not want to divorce and she is spending her time taking care of Kanye,” a source told E! News of the couple.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

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