Kim Kardashian is officially filing for divorce from Kanye West

Celebrity news site TMZ and Variety magazine reported, Friday, that reality TV star Kim Kardashian has officially requested a divorce from her husband, rapper Kanye West, after nearly seven years of marriage.

A representative of Kim, 40, confirmed that she had already filed for divorce.

TMZ quoted unidentified sources as saying that the separation was taking place amicably, and that Kardashian had requested joint custody of their four children.

While "Variety" quoted a judicial source as saying that Kardashian filed for divorce papers Friday.

The divorce application comes after months of rumors of major differences between them that may lead to separation.

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