In the wake of their split, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have a singular focus: their four children.
On Feb. 19, after months of speculation, Kim officially filed for divorce from Kanye, ending their nearly seven-year marriage. As part of the split, Kim and Kanye are expected to have joint legal and physical custody over North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, who will turn 2 in May. And, according to TMZ, Kanye's well-documented mental health issues will have no affect on custody.
The webloid reports that Kim considers the rapper a great parent, and he feels the same way about her. The reality TV star "totally trusts Kanye with their kids," and, given their lifestyle, he's rarely alone with them, the report contends — Kim and Kanye are consistently surrounded by caretakers, family or friends. "Kanye's generally not around the kids when he's having a bipolar episode," TMZ notes.
Because the divorce has been a long time coming, Kim and Kanye's teams have been dotting the i's and crossing the t's on their divorce behind the scenes for a while. Things have been amicable — and that's not expected to change.
A source tells People magazine, "The parenting plan and split of assets came together quickly, in the past few days. Kim and Kanye basically wanted the same thing."
Kim, the source says, is keeping Kanye's mental state in mind during the proceedings.
"She's worried about sending him into another tailspin, because that's not good for anyone, especially the kids," the source says. "So she's being as gentle and kind as she can be, while still standing up for what she feels she needs to stand up for."
Another source told the mag, "Both of them want nothing but the best for the kids. They want the kids to be happy. The kids will stay with Kim, but Kanye will be able to see them whenever he wants to. They will work out a schedule that is good for everyone."
While the former couple seems to be on the same page regarding their kids, their finances are actually nearly as clear cut. Last month, amid reports that divorce was imminent, Forbes broke down what's at stake for Kimye, who have a reported combined worth of $2.1 billion. And, given that Kim and Kanye had a prenuptial agreement, Forbes reported "dividing the wealth may be surprisingly easy."
Kim and Kanye's biggest assets, KKW Beauty and Yeezy, are independently owned and operated businesses, and the pair have had separate income streams since their 2014 nuptials. There will be some negotiation over things such as their Calabasas mansion and their two ranches in Wyoming, as well as some pricey art, jewelry and cars, but an agreement is likely to come quick with both sides relatively happy.
Although the split isn't necessarily surprising, particularly given that Kim and Kanye lived "separate lives," the rapper is apparently pointing to his failed 2020 presidential run as the tipping point. During his first presidential rally, he revealed that he and Kim considered abortion when they got pregnant with North. He then added that Kim might want to divorce him for the admission. Kim was said to be "concerned, upset and alarmed" by the comments.
"He's in that place of 'if only,'" a source told People just hours after the divorce filing. "'If only I had done this, if only I hadn't done that.' He's processing things. He thinks that the Presidential run was the straw that broke the camel's back. Before that, there was hope. After that, none. It cost him his marriage."