Inside Kim Kardashian West’s Reported ‘New Norm’ Amid Her Divorce From Kanye West
After a total of eight years together and six years of marriage, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially over. The KKW Beauty founder filed for divorce from the rapper in February after months of alleged tension between them. Since then, she’s been trying to adapt to the situation and prepare for her next stage of life. An insider offered insight into her alleged “new norm” and how she’s coming to grips with the split in an interview.
Kim Kardashian West’s divorce filing was a long time coming
Kanye and Kardashian West were always looked at as couple goals, but it became clear that there were problems in their relationship in the summer of 2020, when the ye rapper exposed family issues on Twitter.
The couple seemed to be working through it in August when they took a family trip to the Caribbean, which sources described as an attempt to repair their marriage. But when it was over, they reportedly returned to separate homes, with Kanye going back to his Wyoming ranch and Kardashian West taking up their main residence in Calabasas, California.
By the next year, there were reports saying Kardashian West was planning to file for divorce, as their relationship allegedly never recovered after Kanye’s tweets. She followed through on that in late February, citing irreconcilable differences.
“Their marriage has been broken for a long time,” an insider told People Magazine. “Kim feels like she has done everything she can to save it. Filing for divorce is something she has been thinking about for a long time. She has also been dreading it. She really, really has done everything to avoid filing.”
What has Kim Kardashian West been up to since filing for divorce?
As of writing, Kardashian West has not directly commented on the divorce. But an insider told Entertainment Tonight in a report published on April 17 that she’s been keeping her head up.
“[She] has been doing her best to surround herself with her family and good friends, be social, go out and, of course, take care of her children,” the source said, referencing the couple’s kids North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 1.
The source continued saying, “She is focused on making sure her kids are taken care of and protected. But she is definitely still getting used to her new norm.”
Around the time of the interview, Kardashian West took a break from home life and traveled to Miami with close friends Stephanie Shepherd, Jonathan Cheban, and Simon Huck, per E! News. The news outlet reported that she went to celebrate a hotel opening before heading to the local nightclub LIV, which was documented on social media.
The breakdown of Kardashian West’s relationship has been shown in the 20th season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which is also the final. She said in a past episode of the show that she didn’t want to get too detailed about their issues out of respect for the rapper, but cameras have picked up on certain moments, like an awkward phone call between Kardashian West and a member of Kanye’s team amid his Twitter vent. Fans can watch the show every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on E!