The source tells PEOPLE that the Grammy-winning rapper plans to consult with divorce lawyers

By Dana Rose Falcone and Steve Helling
January 18, 2021 06:03 PM
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An official split between Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West may be fast-approaching, a source tells PEOPLE.

According to the source, the stars, who tied the knot in May 2014, have "completely" stopped going to marriage counseling. A separate insider told PEOPLE earlier this month that the couple was in marital therapy in an effort to salvage their fractured relationship.

"He is talking to divorce lawyers this week," the source adds of the 43-year-old Grammy winner.

Reps for Kardashian and West did not respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment.

The news comes less than two weeks after multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 40, plans to file for divorce from West and has been working with high-profile divorce attorney Laura Wasser.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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"They are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family," one insider told PEOPLE. "And Kim is okay with it."

Kardashian and West share daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, who turns 2 in May. As the reality star works towards her law degree and continues to fight for criminal justice reform, she wants to keep her focus on her children and her career.

"Kim knows what she wants to do with her life," said the insider. "She wants to keep living in L.A., create the best life for the kids and focus on her work passions."

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West with their children
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According to sources, following nearly seven years of marriage, Kardashian feels her future doesn't align with West's, especially following his 2020 presidential run and controversial Twitter rants.

"Kim has become more independent and has lost patience with his antics, rants, the presidential campaign and tweets," a TV industry source said.

"The love story between Kim and Kanye has been over for a long time. They adored each other but have too many differences."