Why Kim Kardashian Knew Filing for Divorce from Kanye West "Had to Be Done"

Kim Kardashian discussed finding her identity outside of ex Kanye "Ye" West and why filing for divorce was the right decision on the May 12 episode of The Kardashians.

By Alyssa Ray May 12, 2022 4:00 AMTags

Kim Kardashian has no regrets regarding her split from Kanye "Ye" West.

On the May 12 episode of The Kardashians, the SKIMS founder gave insight into her break-up with the "Praise God" rapper, including their very different stances on the split. Kim revealed that she asks Ye "all the time" to sign the divorce papers, but the chart-topper doesn't "want a divorce," which has prolonged the process.

But that's not the most frustrating part for Kim. She went on to call out the double standard she has experienced amid the separation.

"If I do something on a reality show, it's like, 'How dare she talk about it,'" she said in a confessional. "And then he can do a song, but that's so creative and expressive. It always like, two different sides are being expressed two different ways, and one is respected and one is not."

Despite the criticism, Kim told sister Kourtney Kardashian that she's "very sure now" about the divorce.

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"I knew it had to be done when I filed," she shared. "Because I just knew it wasn't the right situation for me. And now, I feel super good."

As Kourtney pointed out, the break-up has forced Kim to find her identity outside of Kimye. Agreeing with this, Kim admitted, "I got to a point where I would ask him for advice for everything, down to what I wear. Even now, I'm having panic attacks like, 'What do I wear?'"

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The mother of four then revealed that she styled herself for the Wall Street Journal's 2021 Innovator Awards, and Kanye was not a fan of the look. "He called me afterwards," Kim said. "He told me my career's over. And then he showed me a picture of Marge Simpson wearing something similar."

Kim confirmed her split from Kanye when she filed for divorce in February 2021. The reality TV star, who is now dating Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson, was declared legally single in 2022.

In court documents obtained by E! News in February, Kim stated, "While I wish our marriage would have succeeded, I have come to the realization that there is no way to repair our marriage. Kanye does not agree but at least it appears that he has come to the realization that I want to end our marriage, even if he does not."

New episodes of The Kardashians drop Thursdays on Hulu.

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