Kim K. and Kanye W.’s Protracted Divorce Case: A Detailed Timeline
As you may or may not have noticed, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are still not formally divorced despite Kim filing for divorce in January 2021.
It seemed like things were getting tight…
After that, everything appeared normal…
Kanye made public pronouncements about them reconciling and acquired property across the street from Kim’s before she began dating Pete Davidson (who got her name BRANDED on himself).
The truth is, a lot is happening (albeit things have been much less tense recently)! Because new information is constantly being lost, therefore we’ve compiled it all here in this timeline.
Important: This is presented in reverse chronological order, so the most recent information is at the top. If you want to read this from the very beginning, click here to get to Day One.
June 20, 2022
Thank you for being the best dad to our babies and for loving them the way you do, Kim says to Kanye on Father’s Day.
May 11, 2022
Kim reveals to Kourtney that Kanye disowned her after she dressed for the Wall Street Journal Magazine Innovator Awards.
Kim said to Kourt, “He contacted me afterward,” in the May 11 episode of The Kardashians (filmed on November 5, 2021). “He showed me a picture of Marge Simpson in an identical outfit and told me my career was ended,” I said.
May 4, 2022
After Kanye walked out of Kim’s SNL speech on May 4’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim told Khloé, “He’s angry with the fact that I stated ‘the reason I divorced him,’ used the word ‘divorced.'”
That’s why he probably would have preferred that I used the word “filed” instead. Also, I offended him when I referred to him as a rapper. He bragged, “I’m so much more than a rapper. Wow, I can’t believe you just used the word “rapper.”
To which Kim replied, “it’s not going to happen here” for Kanye even if he is “so used to receiving exactly what he wants.”
April 29, 2022
A source close to Kanye has told Entertainment Tonight that he is making efforts to move on after a period of several weeks with no major issues. Kanye has been resting and concentrating on his recovery.
“He’s attempting to put distance between himself and everything that happened between him and Kim,” the person claims. He has given all of his attention to improving his health and detaching himself from the chaos in his life.
His priority in life is always his wife and children. Working on himself and prioritizing them are his top two priorities.
March 16, 2022
Instagram has banned Kanye for 24 hours, starting on March 16, for breaking its policies against “hate speech,” “bullying,” and “harassment.”
March 16, 2022
Kim told Ellen DeGeneres that she is trying to show her children “the best” by “taking the high road” in her arguments with Kanye.
Since my parents’ marriage served as a positive role model for me, I have a positive outlook on future relationships. Also, [he is] the father of my children no matter what happens. As long as I live, I will be a guardian.
Whenever possible, I only want my kids to watch the very best. So, I just try to ignore it and focus on what’s best for the kids, as challenging as that may be at times.
According to a report by Entertainment Tonight, Kim “doesn’t want anything awful to happen” but maybe “forced to take more dramatic measures” if her relationship with Kanye doesn’t improve.
March 14, 2022
A day after his text message exchange with Pete, Kanye makes a passing reference to the fact that he rarely or never sees his children. Please stop with this narrative, you were just here this morning bringing up the kids for school,” Kim writes as a response to the post.
March 13, 2022
Pete texts Kanye, “Yo it’s Skete, can you please take a second and calm down,” in screenshots that have since been deleted from his friend’s Instagram account. It’s already 8 a.m., and things aren’t obligated to be this way.
Kim is the most amazing mother in the world. You’re so fucked up lucky that she’s your kids’ mom because of everything she does for those kids. I’ve had enough of you treating us like this and I’ve decided to speak up. C’mon, man up.
“Pete stepped in because he couldn’t take witnessing Kanye continuing to throw Kim under the bus,” an insider told Us Weekly. Pete and Kim are still being harassed, and Pete is fed up with Kim always being portrayed as the bad guy. Pete was pushed too far and had to text Kanye.
March 2, 2022
On March 2, Kim reportedly made a virtual court appearance and was given permission by a judge to legally change her marital status to single. This decision comes after Kim expressed “emotional discomfort” at Kanye’s public handling of their divorce, which she had requested be kept quiet.
February 4, 2022
After Kanye’s comments regarding North’s unwarranted use of TikTok, Kim used an extended Instagram Story to address his “continuous attacks” on her.
To protect their daughter, Kim says, “as the parent who is the main provider and carer of our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also enabling her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision—because it offers her so much delight.”
She goes on to say, “Kanye’s preoccupation with attempting to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publically is only causing greater grief for all. Divorce is traumatic for our children as it is.
What’s best for our kids from the start has been for us to have a strong and mutually supportive co-parenting relationship, and it breaks my heart that Kanye is working against that.
A few hours later, Kanye chimed back in with, “What do you mean by the major provider? America witnessed your attempt to kidnap my daughter on her birthday, despite the fact that you did not provide the location.
While I was inside the house playing with my son, you called the police and accused me of stealing. After you accused me of being high at Chicago’s party, I was forced to undergo a drug test. Tracey Romulus, please stop forcing Kim to act this way.
January 18 th, 2022
A source close to Kim tells Us Weekly that after a tumultuous weekend and the confusion surrounding Chicago’s birthday party, she is “hoping the divorce is completed soon” and is “ready for that chapter to close for good.”
January 16, 2021
There’s tension because Kanye (who is now dating actor Julia Fox) informs the supporters he wasn’t invited to Chicago West’s birthday celebration, while in fact, he was. He shows up, and he’s seen chatting it up with Kris Jenner:
Then, a source tells E! News, “Kanye was not invited to the birthday party.” Kim had the idea that he preferred to throw his own party in his honor. She is pleased that the children will get to see them coexist and was fine with him visiting Kylie.
According to Insider, !’s Kim “wants to be at peace and to enable her to move on with her life,” but the rest of the Kardashian family “still loves him and wants him around.” Kim desires a more regimented routine, and she thinks Kanye will follow it.
December 27, 2021
The house right across the street from Kanye and Kim’s Hidden Hills property was purchased by Kanye for $421,000. The “quite modest” residence features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a guest studio, and horse stables, and cost Kanye $4.5 million, according to the Daily Mail and Dirt.
December 13, 2021
Kim files paperwork to end her marriage to Kanye and start divorce proceedings. According to the documents, Kim has “been reaching out to Kanye and his counsel to take the case ahead but they have been nonresponsive” since she submitted her petition for dissolution of marriage in February 2021.
As stated in the papers, “the parties’ marriage has irretrievably broken down,” Kim “no longer desires to be married to Kanye,” and “there are simply no compelling reasons not to grant a motion to bifurcate and terminate marital status in this case.”
Irreconcilable issues have existed and continue to exist between [West] and me, which have led our marriage to irretrievably break down,” Kim is quoted as saying. No counseling or reconciliation endeavor will be of any benefit at this time. …
The chance to start over is something that both [West] and I are deserving of. In light of this, I respectfully request that our marriage be legally dissolved.
December 9, 2021
At the L.A. benefit event for Free Larry Hoover, which Kanye and Drake headlined, Kanye rewrote the lyrics to his song “Runaway” to read, “I need you to run straight back, baby, more precisely, Kimberly.”
A source explains that Kim is “making a statement by doubling down that she’s single” because she is “embarrassed” by Kanye’s public shows of devotion, as reported by Page Six. She finds it odd that Kanye claims to miss her, yet continues to spend time with [Vinetria] in his Malibu mansion.
25 November 2021
The narrative God wants is to see that we can be redeemed in all these relationships,” Kanye proclaimed at the Los Angeles Mission’s annual Thanksgiving celebration. We were wrong. I am not perfect.
I have publicly acted in ways that were unacceptable for a husband, but today, for whatever reason—I didn’t know I was going to be in front of this mic—I am here to change the story.
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