Kim Is ‘Considering Her Options’ After Kanye Asked Her to Get Back Together Amid Their Divorce

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Since their Donda wedding, fans have wondered if Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were back together six months after they filed for divorce.

Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on February, 19, 2021, after almost seven years of marriage. In her filing, Kim cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation. Since then, Kimye haven’t been seen together much—until Thursday, August 26, when Kanye hosted a listening party for his upcoming album, Donda, at the Soldier Field in Chicago, his hometown and the city he and Kim named their second daughter, Chicago, after.

During the last song, “No Child Left Behind,” Kanye lit himself on fire before he was extinguished and joined by a woman who resembled his estranged his wife. The woman wore a Balenciaga Couture wedding gown and a veil covering her face. E! News confirmed that the woman was, in fact, Kim Kardashian.

After the event, several members of Kim’s family, took to their social media to react to the moment. Kim’s younger sister, Kylie Jenner, shared photos on her Instagram Story of Kanye and the anonymous bride, while Kim’s other younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, took to her Twitter to write, “insanely beautiful!!!” and “Damn…… I’ve never seen anything this sick!!!!! 👑🐐🙏🏽”

Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye back together?

So what did the Donda moment mean? Are Kim and Kanye back together? The answer is no. According to TMZ, Kim and Kanye are not back together, but will always consider each other family, which is why Kim wore the dress and agreed to participate in the listening party.

However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope for a Kimye reunion. A source told Entertainment Tonight on Sunday, August 29, that Kim is “considering her options” after Kanye asked her to get back together. “Kanye wants to get back with Kim and he has been trying to win her over again and reprove himself,” the insider said. “Kim and Kanye have a deep love for each other and many amazing memories and it’s difficult to just let that all go. Kim’s main focus and concern are her children and doing what is best for them and their family.”

The source continued, “She is open to seeing where things go with Kanye and to see if they can work through their issues as a couple. Regardless of what happens, Kim and Kanye plan to coparent in a healthy way and will always maintain a supportive relationship.”

Though Kimye isn’t back on yet, a source told Page Six on Saturday, August 28, that Kanye has already been telling people that Kim is his wife again to ensure that Donda beats Drake’s album, Certified Lover Boy, in sales. “Kanye has been telling other rappers that he and Kim are back together, but everybody knows that isn’t true,” the insider said. “The real story is that Kanye wants to beat Drake in record sales, and he is putting on a big show of performance art to grab all the media attention.”

The insider continued, “They weren’t talking for months after she filed for divorce, but they began talking again earlier this summer for the sake of their kids. Kim is a nice person—while she and Kanye are not back together—she’s happy to support him in his work and his art, she wants a good relationship with him for the sake of their children.”

Another Page Six source also confirmed that Kanye and Kim aren’t back together, though they have recently started talking again. “Marriages are complicated, especially ones including four young children. Kim and Kanye have a genuine love for one another and deep history together,” the insider said. “They did not speak for several months after she filed for divorce, but started speaking again earlier this summer.”

The source also claimed that Kim and Kanye are focused more on their “rebuilding” friendship than their relationship. “They have been working on rebuilding their friendship and have been incredibly supportive of one another both on a personal and work level, which is why she traveled for all three listening events with the kids to be there for him each time. They have also been spending time together as a family privately,” the insider said. A third source added, “They are not getting back together. The one thing they still have in common is love of the press. And of course she will still help him make money because the money goes to their children. It’s mutually beneficial for both of them.”

However, a source told HollywoodLife on August 29, that the Donda event was a game-changer for Kim, who now wants to make it work with Kanye. “Kim and Kanye have been trying to work things out. Kim wants to make things work, especially for the kids, and still has love for Kanye,” the insider said. “They are putting on a united front and are committed to trying to stay together—not sure if that means she will withdraw the divorce papers but they’re taking it day by day.”

The Donda event came a week after news broke that Kanye had split from Irina Shayk after two months of dating. Kanye and Irina are over, but they never really started, there’s nothing going on there,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. According to the insider, Irina was the one who ended the relationship with Kanye after she realized “they aren’t great romantic partners.”

A source also told People in August that Kanye and Irina‘s breakup had to do with his busy schedule. Along with being a father to four kids with Kim—North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2—Kanye is also scheduled to release his 10th studio album, Donda, in August.

“Kanye has been busy working and spending time with his kids. This is his focus. He doesn’t have time to date right now. He finds Irina amazing though,” the insider said. “They remain friendly.” The source also added, “It was never a serious thing that took off.”

The event also came after news that Kim will not change her last name after her divorce from Kanye. Kim changed her last name from “Kardashian” to “West” after she married Kanye on May 24, 2014. She kept “Kardashian” as her middle name. In an interview with E! News after her engagement to Kanye in 2013, Kim revealed her plans to change her last and have “Kardashian” as her middle name after her sister, Khloé Kardashian, changed her name to “Khloé Kardashian Odom” after her marriage to Lamar Odom in 2009. (The two divorced in 2016, and Khloé changed her last name back to )Kardashian.”) “I will,” Kim said at the time. “Kim Kardashian West, no hyphen. Make it [Kardashian] the middle.”

TMZ reported on Thursday, August 26, that Kim plans to keep her last name, so she has the same last name as her and Kanye’s four children. The news also comes after TMZ reported that Kanye filed legal documents to change his name from “Kanye Omari West” to simply “Ye,” the nickname he’s used for years. According to TMZ, unless the judge suspects the name change will be used to commit fraud or other illegal activities, they will approve it.

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