Reports that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are headed for divorce have been circulating for some time now. Since the news broke that their marriage is on the rocks earlier this month, both Kardashian and West have refrained from commenting publicly on the situation. According to a new report from Us Weekly, the couple's "downright toxic" communication has played a major role in their crumbling relationship.
“Kim and Kanye had no option but to live apart in the end because the communication between them had gotten so downright toxic,” a source told the outlet. “They went into the latter part of 2020 with the very best of intentions and wanted to find a way to get along when they spent time together. But it reached the point where the bickering turned to nasty blowups and confrontations, and since neither of them wanted the kids exposed to that type of hostility, they [stayed] apart.”
Kardashian has remained in the family's Los Angeles home with their four kids—North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm—while West has been living in Wyoming full time for several months. “Up until early December, Kanye was coming back to Calabasas and trying to play nice with Kim whilst spending time with the kids,” the source continued. “They would have their good days of being cordial around each other and enjoying family time, but for the most part it was this practical coexistence that involved very matter-of-fact conversations about what they wanted to do for dinner, what time their therapy session was and how they would take turns to help the kids with schooling.”
In early December, however, Kardashian and West reportedly had a "big fight" that put an end to their cordial visits. “Kanye blew up at Kim and she was really upset,” an insider revealed earlier this month. “Things between them don’t seem to have healed since that.”
Kardashian has had divorce lawyer Laura Wasser on “retainer” for months now. “Kim wants the divorce settlement finalized before formally filing,” another insider explained.