- "Kim was just tired of waiting. She tried to give it a chance," sources close to the reality star say as she calls it quits with Kanye West.
- Rumours of the couple's split started surfacing in early January; on Friday, 19 February, Kim officially filed for divorce.
- "There were no affairs. No one did anything bad. They grew apart," an insider shares following Friday's news.
Kim Kardashian made things official when she filed for divorce from Kanye West on Friday, 19 February.
News that the A-list couple's marriage was over made headlines in early January, however, but Kim reportedly had her kids in mind as she tried working things out with the rapper. Eventually, sources close to the reality star said she was "still working out the logistics of announcing the divorce". Not long after, Kanye moved out of the home they share together.
Now, insiders tell E! News the couple's decision to split was "very amicable" and Kim is doing "okay": "She's mostly worried about her privacy and kids. She's a mama bear and protective of her kids."
On Kim's decision to officially pull the plug, they add: "Kim was just tired of waiting. She tried to give it a chance. She wanted to do this last year. She gave it plenty of time, but it's just time to move on.
"There were no affairs. No one did anything bad. They grew apart."
Kanye "hasn't been around much" the source says, adding that Kim did what was best for their children, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.
"North has some understanding of what's going on. But mostly, the kids have always seen them apart, so it isn't super surprising," they say.
A second insider adds: "Kim expressed to [the kids] that she loves their dad, but they need to be apart."