One of Hollywood’s most prominent couples is calling it quits.
The marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West began with pomp and fanfare and is ending with a shrug and sigh.
The couple’s separation has seemingly been a foregone conclusion for months. Their relationship had frayed amidst Kanye’s numerous public outbursts – including a head-scratching presidential run – and they’ve been living apart for over a year.
Although the divorce itself was predictable, how the couple’s immense state will be divided is less clear.
Their total combined wealth is estimated at over $2 billion of which $1.26 billion is attributed to West. This isn’t even to mention the custody battle that may ensure over their four children.
However, the split may be simplified by a prenup that’s allegedly in place. The agreement protects the individual wealth and assets they owned pre-marriage, according to TMZ.
A more complicated issue will be the assets they acquired during marriage, which are estimated to be worth upwards of $70 million.
“[They] have controversial personalities and that has helped both of their independent brands because it draws attention to themselves; however getting into an ugly divorce does not help anybody,” Dror Bikel, a New York divorce lawyer, told Yahoo.com
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