Kim Kardashian’s quest to become a single woman is over, as the judge granted her request to end her marriage to Kanye West today (March 2).
Per gossip website TMZ, Kim will go back to being “Kim Kardashian,” dropping the “West” from her name. The SKIMS founder appeared via video call for Wednesday’s court hearing, with Kanye absent. Kanye’s lawyer did not object to restoring Kim’s single status, although his lawyer said he had three conditions: 1. any right to get reimbursement of money that’s supposed to be divided up will be preserved in case either of the dies — which the judge granted. The other 2 conditions were rejected by the judge: Kim would not transfer any assets she had in trust, and if Kim remarries she would waive the “marital privilege.” That privilege means a new spouse would not have to testify about communications he had with her. A source close to Kanye told the gossip site that he apparently also wanted the divorce to be granted.
Kanye recently dropped his 4th divorce attorney, Chris Melcher, due to a lack of communication and Kanye changing his mind from wanting the divorce to rejecting it. It’s been just over a year since Kim initially filed for divorce.