The rumors that Kim Kardashian is going to divorce Kanye West are everywhere. While many say it is due to his Twitter rants, a source says that he has “borrowed” her money without telling her, and now she is definitely not happy.
West and Kardashian have kept separate bank accounts from the beginning of their marriage. Considering that the two make so much money, it would seem better to pool it all together for their growing family. Now it looks like Kardashian made the best choice, if West’s alleged money problems are anything to go by.
Kim makes much more money than her husband, who made around $30m a year. Last year, she brought home $53m between her reality TV show, fashion line, and publicity events. That was a jump from $28m in 2014. The Daily Mail says that half her new income is from her tablet app and game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
According to The Hollywood Life, West has been tapping into some of that extra money without Kim’s knowledge. Now that she has found out, she is rightfully angry and is considering a divorce. Losing the $1m per year for being married to her husband — according to their pre-nuptial agreement — would be nothing compared to the money she is making for herself. She found out about the “borrowed” millions from her accountants, and a source says that she feels like he stole from her.
There are others pushing for her to divorce West, especially after his recent Twitter rants. Kris Jenner, Kim’s mom, says that he is ruining their image and brand and getting rid of him would be better for all. Others have also suggested that his sometimes illogical rants could cause problems for their two children in the future.
On top of that, Kanye says his fashion line has landed him millions of dollars in debt. This is money that he could gain back over time, and it is more of an investment than debt, but it is still a risky move. Along with his arguably poor decisions over his album drop, it is no wonder that the Kardashians and Jenners could be worried. The debt is not even that big compared to the money he’s earned over the last two years. When looked at to scale, he is in roughly the same amount as most Americans who have mortgages and student loans to pay. The downside for Kanye is that he cannot rely on the millions over the next 30 years or so, unlike most Americans who can rely on receiving roughly the same income.
According to Kim’s reps, the two are not headed for divorce. She is going to stand by him and help him through this difficult time. Her reps have not commented on the possibility of him stealing money from her, and it is possible that she knows she will get it back in the future. The release of The Life of Pablo could help to bring in more money, but it will depend on how his legal battle with The Pirate Bay goes.
If the two do get divorced, with two separate accounts, it should not be too difficult to separate their finances for the pre-nup. This was agreed upon before their wedding in May 2014, and at the time it was mostly to protect West’s finances as he brought in the most money. Now Kim has taken over, and it works to protect hers.
There are many rumors circulating at the moment. Right now, it looks like Kardashian is sticking with West for the time being, especially since they just welcomed their second child at the end of last year.