Kanye West Files Opposition to Kim Kardashian's Divorce Petition
Kanye West continues to fight to put his divorce from Kim Kardashian on hold. On Feb. 18, E! News reported that the 44-year-old rapper filed an opposition to Kardashian's request to be declared legally single. In official court documents, West's lawyer states, "Kim's motion should be denied without prejudice so that Kim can refile it with the mandatory corrections and requested conditions set forth in the proposed judgment. Alternatively, a hearing regarding these additional conditions should be set."
A couple days ago, Kardashian filed new legal documents, pointing out West's barrage of social media posts, including his decision to publish private texts he received from his estranged wife. "Kanye has been putting a lot of misinformation regarding our private matters and co-parenting on social media which has created emotional distress," Kardashian stated in the documents. In a recent interview with TMZ, West's lawyer suggests that the rapper didn't write the social media posts. "Kim claims she read something online allegedly by Kanye and characterizes the posts in her declaration as misinformation . . . Kim needed to offer the social media posts into evidence, and show that the posts were written by Kanye."
News of West's response comes one year after Kardashian filed for divorce from her estranged husband after six years of marriage. According to Variety, the split was "amicable" at the time, and Kardashian requested joint legal and physical custody of their four children, which West stated he was reportedly "fine" with. But since then, the two have made headlines for the many developments in their relationship.
Most recently, West and Kardashian had a heated exchange on Instagram in regards to their 8-year-old daughter, North West. "Since this is my first divorce, I need to know what I should do about my daughter being put on TikTok against my will?" West asked Kardashian on Feb. 4 in a since-deleted post. Kardashian later responded to his post on her Stories, writing, "Kanye's constant need for attacking me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create," via her Notes app. "As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision — because it brings her happiness."
Kardashian and West's romance dates all the way back to the spring of 2012 when they began dating. They got engaged a year later. West popped the question by renting out San Francisco's AT&T Park (now known as Oracle Park) for Kardashian's 33rd birthday celebration, and in May 2014, they tied the knot in a lavish wedding in Italy. Kardashian and West have four children together: North, 6-year-old son Saint, 4-year-old daughter Chicago, and 2-year-old son Psalm.