Kim Kardashian Is Officially Single

And she dropped the West from her name.

Kim Kardashian
Photo: Getty Images

Update March 2, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: A judge has ruled Kim Kardashian as legally single in her ongoing divorce battle with estranged husband Kanye West, People reports. The news comes after the reality star filed to be declared legally single (a process known as bifurcation) in Dec. 2021. During a video conference on Tuesday, the judge granted Kim a change in her marital status. After Kanye's latest social media rampage against Kim, her family, and her boyfriend Pete Davidson, she filed documents stressing the importance of proceeding with the divorce.

"I very much desire to be divorce," she said, according to court documents. "I have asked Kanye to keep our divorce private, but he has not done so. Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private family matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress. I believe that the court terminating our marital status will help Kanye to accept that our marital relationship is over and to move forward on a better path which will assist us in peacefully co-parenting our children."

Kanye has challenged Kim's requests to be legally single in the past, and the rapper was not present at the hearing yesterday. TMZ adds that Kardashian also dropped West from her name and will go back to being Kim Kardashian.

Previously: Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West, TMZ reports.

The outlet has sources claiming the divorce is "as amicable as a divorce can be." Kardashian is reportedly asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four children, and sources say West is fine with the arrangement. Kardashian and West are reportedly "committed" to co-parenting together.

TMZ also reports neither party is contesting the prenup, and that they're already far along in reaching a property settlement agreement.

The divorce news comes after months of rumors about an impending split.

"Kanye is not doing well," a source told People recently. "He is anxious and very sad. He knows that the marriage is over, and there's nothing that can be done right now. He also knows what he is losing in Kim."

Related Articles