Will they or won’t they? According to sources, the possible reconciliation between estranged power couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is little more than a classic case of Hollywood co-parenting.
Newly uncovered documents indicate the duo has been busy dividing up their assets in preparation for divorce. The latest casualty to Kanye’s massive fortune? The couple’s Hidden Hills Estate, which is apparently going to end up in Kim’s impressive real estate portfolio as part of Kimye’s conscious uncoupling.
The $60 million mansion has been Kim’s home base as she and her soon-to-be ex work to unravel their business and personal entanglements. While Kanye seemed to take charge of the home’s detailed remodel, even working with famed architect Axel Vervoordt to bring his very Kanye-esque vision to life (wall-to-wall white, anyone?), the home has been Kim’s primary residence since early 2020. Meanwhile, Kanye has been on the road promoting his new album, Donda, and experimenting with non-traditional living spaces, like his stint holed up in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Of course, the Hollywood Hills home, which the couple purchased for a reported $20 million in 2014, is just one of several properties shared by the reality start turned shapewear entrepreneur and her hitmaker husband. Kanye recently listed his palatial Wyoming ranch for $11 million, a whopping $3 million less than he was asking the last time he put the 4,500-acre retreat up for sale.
The sale of the Wyoming ranch is a particularly surprising move as the remote locale was reportedly a point of contention leading up to Kimye’s separation. Those close to the former couple say Kanye wanted to spend more time there escaping the paparazzi and working on his trout fishing skills, while Kim wanted to stay in LA with the duo’s four children.
Further muddying the waters are other recent meetups including Kanye’s support of Kim as she made her debut hosting Saturday Night Live. The rumor mill jumped into high gear after the once-happy Wests were spotted together in New York City while Kim rehearsed for her appearance on the legendary late-night comedy show. But fans hoping this love story could still have a fairytale ending shouldn’t celebrate just yet — sources confirm that the couple is working together on shared projects and amicably taking care of their kids, but at this point, the marriage is still kaput.
Luckily for all involved, there will be no shortage of money to go around post-divorce. Kim Kardashian West has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion, most of which comes from her SKIMS clothing and KKW Beauty brands as well as television deals and various endorsements. Kanye has turned his rapping, songwriting, fashion design and investment skills into a monumental fortune as well — his net worth is estimated at $1.8 billion, which should go a long way to making the move away from Hollywood Hills a lot less painful.