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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly headed for divorce—and the memes are already here

Kanye hinted at divorce (weirdly) back in July.


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Posted on Jan 5, 2021   Updated on Jan 5, 2021, 6:53 pm CST

According to a Page Six report that broke Tuesday evening, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are preparing to divorce.

According to the story, multiple sources say that “divorce is imminent” for one of the world’s most public couples. The story also says that Kardashian West is “hiring divorce attorney to the stars, Laura Wasser.”

The Page Six article reports discord coming from both camps, with Kardashian West allegedly weary from West’s recent presidential campaign, and West allegedly weary of the whole Kardashian clan.

As the Daily Dot reported in July, West let out and then deleted a tweetstorm in which he claimed his family tried to have him committed to a psychiatric hospital and that he wanted a divorce.

“I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Waldorf for ‘prison reform,’” West alleged at the time, apparently referring to Kardashian West and rapper Meek Mill speaking at the inaugural Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles in November 2018.

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The tweetstorm also included the aside, “Says the future president.” West’s last Twitter activity comes from Nov. 4, the day after Election Day, in which he appeared to declare his candidacy for 2024.

He also documented his vote the day before (from Wyoming), noting that it was the first vote of his life. (He voted for himself as a presidential candidate, and neglected to select any of the down-ballot candidates.)

Reactions on Twitter were fast, and were pretty much memes.

One tweeter went to the Arrested Development well.

Another imagined Kris Jenner’s reaction “on the phone with Hulu working out a deal to start filming a new reality show centered around Kim and Kanye’s divorce.”

And someone else brought up the election, noting, “Mfs surprised about Kim and Kanye divorce when she ain’t even vote for him.”

As we say in the news business, “This is a developing story.”

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*First Published: Jan 5, 2021, 6:35 pm CST