Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s publicist told AFP on Friday that after nearly seven years of marriage, she has filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West .
The super celebrity couple filed a divorce lawsuit a few weeks after the American media reported that the couple lived separately and received counseling on “normal relationship problems.”
Celebrity gossip site TMZ — which broke the news Friday — said the separation was “as amicable as a divorce can be.”
Kardashian, 40, is asking for joint custody of the couple s four children, it added, with her lawyer Laura Wasser reportedly handing in the divorce papers Friday.
Kardashian s publicist confirmed the divorce filing but did not provide further details.
The pair, who began dating in 2012 and married in a lavish ceremony in Italy two years later, rapidly became one of the world s most instantly recognizable couples.
But their union has been dogged for months by reports in the gossip press that their marriage was on the rocks as West has battled with mental health issues and launched an improbable and controversial foray into US politics.
West is 43 years old and has an eye-opener for his struggle with bipolar disorder.
In July last year, the business and entertainment tycoon launched a long speech bidding for the presidency of the United States. In that speech, he revealed that he wanted to abort his daughter and shed tears.
He also posted a series of tweets, which were later deleted, accusing his wife and mother-in-law of trying to lock him up and implying that he was seeking a divorce.