(CNN) – Kim Kardashian West has filed for divorce from Kanye West, a Los Angeles Superior Court clerk confirmed to CNN on Friday.
Kardashian West actress Kristi Wilder confirmed the divorce request, but said Kim had no further comment. CNN contacted her husband for comment.
The request indicated unresolved disagreements, and Kim sought joint custody of the couple’s four children. It also indicates an agreement related to their financial assets.
The two, who married in a lavish wedding in Italy in 2014, have been living apart for some time.
Kanye West is said to live in their home in Wyoming, while Kim resides in California with their children.
The couple met in the early 2000s, but years passed before they got into a romantic relationship.
West interviewed his wife, Vogue, the Arabic-language magazine, and asked her about the first time they had met.
And Kim Kardashian remembers: “This was before your first album was released and you were known as a music producer. I was really shy. You thought I was (singer) helping Brandy, which I wasn’t. I was her friend and the fashion designer.” And then he laughed and said, “I thought you were cute, cute, very charming, really cheerful, strong – I was in awe of you, but I was really shy, quiet, and a little nervous.”
The two had high-profile relationships before announcing their love in 2012.
The couple supported each other during tough times, including Kim Kardashian being robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016.
In 2018, West tweeted about his admiration for his wife.
“Gratitude and happiness are the best description of what my wife means to me,” he wrote. “I am so grateful and happy.”
Kim, for her part, has also spoken often in defense of her husband, who has been outspoken about his struggles with bipolar disorder and has sparked controversy with his provocative tweets and political views.
Last summer, Kim sought public understanding in a social media post.
“I understand that Kanye is being criticized for being a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and feelings,” she wrote in a statement posted on social media.
She added at the time that, “He is a brilliant but complex person, in addition to the stress of being an artist and a black man, who has suffered from the painful loss of his mother and has to deal with the stress and isolation exacerbated by bipolar disorder. Those close to Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not coincide with his intentions.” “.