Divorce rumours swirl around Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

According to reports, Kim Kardashian is contemplating a divorce from Kanye West after feeling confined in her marriage to the globally famous rapper. 

US Weekly claims that a close friend of Kardashian says the 36-year-old reality television star "wants a divorce". 

"It will take some time before she can do anything," the American magazine says, "but she doesn’t want to stay married."

Kardashian has reportedly "felt trapped for a while" in her 32-month marriage, and is said to be trying to build a case for full custody of the pair's children, three-year-old North and 12-month-old Saint. 

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in Paris in September

The rumours follow months of reports of tension in the Kardashian-West household, especially after she took her children on holiday to Mexico without the musician in August. The causes behind the reported strife have been variously attributed to jostling each others' busy schedules to financial concerns. In November, Kardashian was said to be growing "impatient" with West's expensive and repeated changes made to their home.

Both parties have had a stressful end to 2016. In October, Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room in Paris, causing her to take a break from the spotlight.

More recently, West cancelled his remaining tranche of US tour dates after being taken to hospital with temporary psychosis. Kardashian was reportedly by his bedside throughout his week-long treatment.

Kardashian and West's representatives declined to comment.