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The case was filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Friday.
While no information as to the reason for the split has been released (and case documents not immediately available), TMZ reported that Kardashian is asking for joint custody of the couple’s four children; daughters North, 7 and Chicago, 2; and sons Saint, 5 and Psalm, 19 months.
West, 43, has had various difficulties over the years. In 2018, he opened up about his bipolar disorder diagnosis and struggles with mental health, saying at the time, “It’s not a disability, it’s a superpower.”
During an interview with David Letterman the following year, West likened his mental state to having a “sprained brain.” The rapper also explained to the talk show host that he feels a “heightened connection with the universe” during periods of being ramped up.
West has been hospitalized for exhaustion and sleep deprivation multiple times, including once in 2016 where he was placed in a psychiatric hold at a Los Angeles-area hospital.
Kardashian, 40, is hiring lawyer Laura Wasser — who represented her in her divorce from basketball player Kris Humphries — to represent her in the divorce proceeding. Among additional big name clients, Wasser represented Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach in his 2010 divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh; and Laura Dern in her 2013 split from musician Ben Harper.
This would be Kardashian’s third divorce, after another previous marriage to songwriter Damon Thomas.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to a representative for West.
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