Kim Kardashian‘s focus remains on her children. The SKIMS founder and Kanye West reached a settlement divorce on Nov. 29, with a source telling E! News that Kim’s priority during proceedings was on the wellbeing of their shared children: North West, 9, Saint, 7, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.
Each parent received joint legal and physical custody, according to court documents obtained by E! News on Nov. 29. Additionally, the “Bound 2” rapper will pay Kim $200,000 a month in child support and cover half of medical, security and educational expenses related to their kids.
“Everything Kim did here was to benefit her kids,” the source said. “She wants to be a good co-parent.”
The source also touched on Kanye’s comments about their co-parenting dynamic, alluding to a September podcast appearance where he stated Kim raised their children “80% of the time.”
“They do have joint custody but Kim spends most of the time with the kids anyway,” the source continued, “which Kanye has publicly admitted.”
The two have four children whose ages range from three to nine years old.
Kardashian and Ye will equally split the expenses for the kids’ private security and private school, including college, according to the settlement proposal.
They will also each pay their own debts, the settlement said. The two had a prenuptial agreement and kept their property largely separate.
The couple began dating in 2012 and had their first child in 2013. West proposed later that year using the giant screen at the empty waterfront ballpark of the San Francisco Giants, and the two married on 24 May 2014 in a ceremony at a Renaissance-era fortress in Florence, Italy.
The two appeared to be headed for a cordial split with agreed-upon terms when Kardashian first filed for divorce in February 2021. Neither discussed the split publicly until early this year, when Ye started lashing out on social media against Kardashian, her family and her then boyfriend Pete Davidson. Among his complaints were that he was not being allowed to make major parenting decisions and was been excluded from birthday parties and other events for their children.
Ye, who has fired two lawyers since the divorce filing, also raised several technical issues and demands, including seeking the right to question any new husband of Kardashian’s under oath, which the judge, Steve Cochran, promptly rejected.
The settlement comes soon after several companies have cut ties with Ye over offensive and antisemitic remarks that have further eroded an already withering public image.
His latest lawyer, Nicholas Salick, did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the settlement.
It was the third marriage for Kardashian, the reality TV superstar, businesswoman and influencer, and the first marriage for the rap and fashion mogul Ye. Theirs was one of the most closely followed celebrity unions in recent decades.
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