Kim Kardashian and Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, legally single after nearly eight years of marriage


LOS ANGELES — Kim Kardashian became single on Wednesday, nearly eight years after her marriage to Ye.

The judge also finalized West’s removal from Kardashian’s name.

Kardashian appeared via videoconference and was sworn into a Los Angeles courtroom.

Judge Steve Cochran asked her a series of questions, including “is it your desire to become a single person?”

Kardashian replied “yes” to all of them.

“It’s granted,” Cochran said.

The judge’s decision, known as bifurcation, allows someone in the midst of a messy divorce to become legally single while child custody and property issues are resolved.

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, did not attend or participate in the hearing remotely.

He had opposed the decision, but Cochran overruled it.

Kardashian, 41, filed for divorce a year ago. Two months later, Ye, 44, filed his response, which agreed on all major points, including child custody. There were no ownership disputes as a prenuptial agreement was in place.

Neither has publicly discussed the split, until recently when Ye began taking to social media against Kardashian, her family and her boyfriend Pete Davidson. Among his complaints were that he was not allowed to make important parenting decisions and that he was excluded from birthday parties and other events for their four children.

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