What Will Happen To Kim And Kanye's Kids Amid Their Divorce?

Divorce is never easy, but when you add four kids under the age of 7 to the mix, things can get even more complicated. Shortly after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West on Feb. 19, 2021, after seven years of marriage, everyone's attention turned to the wellbeing of their kids — North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. According to TMZ, Kardashian is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their children, and sources say, "Kanye is fine with the joint custody arrangement."

Although the exes are "committed to co-parenting together," they have reportedly been living separate lives following their public marital woes, including West's rage-fill tweets about the Kardashian family and their photographed fight in a parked car in July 2020. Since then, West has reportedly been living at their home in Wyoming, but divorce lawyer Christina Previte exclusively told Nicki Swift that leaving their primary marital home in Los Angeles wasn't the best move if he intended to fight for full custody. The lawyer presumes he's "only [had] sporadic parenting time with his children" since relocating, and while we don't know what kind of communication West has maintained with his kids since the move, "it seems unlikely that it was significant." 

Keep scrolling for more details about what Kardashian and West's divorce may mean for their kids.

North West is 'the ultimate Daddy's girl'

Kim Kardashian reportedly filed for joint custody of her children with Kanye West, but his mental health could possibly impact his share of the bargain. 

"Kanye will not likely be able to provide the level of stability that the children have grown accustomed to with Kim," divorce lawyer Christina Previte exclusively told Nicki Swift. The musician reportedly sought treatment for bipolar disorder, per People. However, the couple's children may have strong feelings about future arrangements

Previously, In Touch revealed that eldest daughter, North West, "is the ultimate daddy's girl" and "wants to be" with her dad in Wyoming. Kardashian allegedly "hates the idea of tearing their kids apart," an insider told the outlet. 

According to an August 2020 piece Life & Style, West was "doing everything in his power to keep his bond with his children intact." According to one source, West is "close to all of his children," but even Kardashian can see "how he and North just have this unique thing between them that's indescribable. They're very alike."

As of Feb. 17, 2021, West "still wants to play a huge role in [his kids'] lives and Kim would never discourage that," a source told E! News. Although he sees the children "when he wants," he usually meets them on a neutral turf. As for Kardashian, she's reportedly "only focused on what's best for the kids."

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