Kim Kardashian takes her name back. The reality star and entrepreneur removed her ex-husband Kanye West’s last name from her official Twitter and Instagram accounts effective Friday, March 4. She still appears as Kim Kardashian West on her official Facebook account.
The move comes after a judge declared the Skims founder legally celibate on March 2. Staying the course for the Kardashians star – who originally filed for divorce in February 2021 – asked in December for her maiden name to be reinstated and for the court to split the former couple’s divorce proceedings into two separate proceedings. The proposal would allow her to be legally single while the more complicated issues of the split – custody of the couple’s four children and division of their assets – would take time to play out in court.
Ye formally opposed his request in mid-February, with his lawyers arguing that his plan would create a “risk of adverse consequences”.
What started as an amicable split has become increasingly contentious as West and Kardashian work to finalize the details of their divorce. The rapper has publicly questioned his ex-wife’s parenthood on social media, asking why she allows their daughter North to be on TikTok without her approval, and accused her of stopping him from attending the birthday party. daughter’s birthday Chicago because she didn’t invite him and didn’t. share location.
Kardashian has relatively remained a mom, publicly addressing her accusations in an Instagram Story on Feb. 4. She wrote in part: “Divorce is hard enough for our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly only causes more pain for everyone.
Ye also rapped about Kardashian’s new beau, Pete Davidson, and also encouraged fans via his Instagram account to berate the comedian. In his track “Easy” with Gunna, he rhymes “God saved me from this accident / Just so I could beat Pete Davidson’s a-“, referencing the near-fatal car accident he was in in 2002. He released the video for the song March 2. The claymation visual shows a figure resembling the Saturday Night Live star kidnapped and buried alive. The backlash was swift, with critics calling the video “disturbing”. Some even feared the reality star and Davidson were in danger. One tweeted, “I really believe Kim and Pete are in danger.”