KANYE West has been “distant” and “unresponsive” during his divorce from Kim Kardashian as the split has been “tough” on the rapper.
The 43-year-old dad of four is yet to comment on his marital situation but sources close to him have revealed he’s finding the split especially difficult.
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Kanye is trying to process the divorce but is finding it all ‘especially tough’Credit: Alamy Live News
Kim Kardashian West, 40, officially filed for divorce on Friday and even though the rapper is said to have known the news was coming, it didn’t make it any easier.
Speaking to Us Weekly, a source close to Kanye revealed: “Kanye has been trying to throw himself into work the past few weeks, but it’s been hard to stay focused with the split weighing on him.”
The insider went on: “Kim was always Kanye’s dream girl – even before they got together – so the thought of her not being his wife anymore is a lot to take in. Whether it’s the best decision for their family or not.”
While Kanye is processing the couple’s divorce, the source confided that the Yeezy designer has been finding it “especially tough” and has been “distant” and “unresponsive” with friends.
A source said that although Kanye knew it was coming it hasn’t made it any easierCredit: Getty Images
Kanye is said to be seeking professional helpCredit: Getty Images
The insider said: “He knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier.
“This is a somber day for him.”
The source continued: “It’s as amicable as possible, but amicable doesn’t mean joyful or ideal.
Kim was highly emotional when she broke the news that it would be the last season of Keeping Up With The KardashiansCredit: E! Networks
The couple tried to make their marriage work and are said to want the divorce to be ‘as amicable as possible’
“It just means that they’re being adults about the whole thing.”
The father-of-four is also seeking professional help, as the insider shared: “Kanye is seeing counselors and advisors to help him through this spot. It’s rough for him, and he isn’t happy, but he’s resigned to reality.”
Kim officially filed for divorce on Friday following months of speculation that the pair had called it quits.
TMZ reported that the 40-year-old is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s four kids.
The couple will be splitting custody of their children 50/50Credit: Instagram
This will be Kanye’s first divorce and Kim’s thirdCredit: Alamy Live News
Sources close to the famous family told TMZ that Kanye is “fine” with the joint custody arrangement as they are “committed to co-parenting together.”
The insider added that a prenup has already been arranged to handle the pair’s massive $2 billion fortune and neither party is contesting the agreement.
Meanwhile, the Grammy-winning musician and fashion designer has a net worth of over $1.2 billion.
Kanye and Kim tied the knot in 2014 and have four children togetherCredit: Alamy Live News
The famous couple tied the knot in 2014, while they share daughters North, 7, Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and one-year-old baby boy Psalm.
The marriage was Kim’s third, as the SKIMS founder was previously the wife to songwriter Damon Thomas in her early 20’s and had an infamous 72-day-marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries in 2013.
Meanwhile, the marriage was the Yeezy mogul’s first, though he previously dated Chanel Iman, Amber Rose, Alexis Phifer, Sessilee Lopez, Selita Ebanks, Brooke Crittendon and Sumeke Rainey.
At the time, Kanye claimed his wife considered aborting their eldest child North and claimed he had been trying to divorce her after she met Nicki Minaj’s ex Meek Mill at a hotel two years ago.
Before Kim filed the paperwork, a source told The Sun that things may seem “amicable” at first but it will “get ugly” as they battle for custody.
The insider revealed: “Neither of them want to seem like the loser in this divorce and they both will fight hard for their kids. Kim has made it clear she wants full custody so if Kanye tries to fight her on that, the custody battle will be brutal.”