Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, perhaps the most-discussed celebrity couple in the history of celebrity coupledom, have set tongues wagging again with word that they may be splitting up. Kim and Kanye divorce rumors have swirled before, but this time a source that claims to be close to the pair says its reached the point of Kardashian actually getting a lawyer.
“Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks,” the anonymous tipster told Page Six, referring to the high-profile L.A. divorce attorney and author.
TMZ disputes the Page Six account, however, reporting that Kardashian has actually had Wasser “on retainer for years for various reasons,” and that while divorce has been discussed in the past, “Kim never gave the green light to file.”
Multiple outlets have reported in recent days that West spent the holiday season at the family’s property in Wyoming, where he lives and voted, and he did not appear to be in a rush to return to life with his Calabasas-based wife.
“Kanye is taking time and space to work on himself and is spending a lot of his time in Wyoming,” another anonymous source told Hollywood Life.“It sounds like he has no plans to return to L.A. anytime soon, at least not full-time, but Kim is OK with that.”
Despite that geographic separation, as recently as Sunday, sources were telling Hollywood Life that “It doesn’t seem like she’ll ever actually file for divorce, at least anytime soon.”
News of a possible Kim and Kanye divorce comes on a day of otherwise fortuitous news for Kardashian. Earlier today, it was announced she has inked a deal to sell a 20 percent share of her KKW Beauty line to cosmetics giant Coty for a cool $200 million.