Kim Kardashian To Keep Kanye West’s Surname Despite Filing For Divorce
Kim Kardashian may have filed for divorce from her husband Kanye West but the reality TV star doesn’t plan on dropping his surname anytime soon.
The 40-year-old has reportedly decided to keep West in her name for the sake of their kids according to a report by Daily Mail.
Kim and Kanye, 44, share four children together – North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2 – and it’s said to be important that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star shares their name.
Despite going their separate ways in February, Kim has continued to support her rapper ex as he launches his new music for the first time in two years.
Kim and the kids have been present at all of Kanye West’s Donda album listening parties to date.
The pair according to a report by Daily Mirror are keen to maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship. “Kim has been supporting Kanye and they are getting along,”
While Kim may be intent on keeping her name the same, the musician has reportedly opted to legally change his first name.
The star asked his lawyer to file a petition for him to change his birth name from Kanye Omari West to just “Ye”.
It is reported Kanye wants his name change due to “personal reasons” and didn’t appear to give any other details about his decision.
However, while she is keeping her name, Kim sparked rumours of a change in appearance recently.
The SKIMS founder appeared to have had her bum fillers removed and shared another snap which seemingly showed her with a much smaller bum.
Kardashian began dating rapper and longtime friend Kanye West in April 2012, while still legally married to Humphries.
Her divorce was finalized on June 3, 2013, Kardashian and West became engaged on October 21, Kardashian’s 33rd birthday, and married on May 24, 2014, at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.
Her wedding dress was designed by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy with some guests’ dresses designed by designer Michael Costello.
The couple’s high status and respective careers have resulted in their relationship becoming subject to heavy media coverage; The New York Times referred to their marriage as “a historic blizzard of celebrity”.
In January 2021, CNN reported that the couple was discussing divorce and on February 19, 2021, Kardashian officially filed for divorce.
In April 2021, they both agreed before the court that they would end their marriage due to “irreconcilable differences” and agreed to joint custody of their four children. They also agreed that they do not need spousal support.