Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West after nearly seven years of marriage

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Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from husband Kanye West after nearly seven years of marriage.

Entertainment websites E! News, TMZ and Variety all reported on the split and it was later confirmed by the Associated Press.

TMZ said sources called the divorce "amicable," saying Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four children, which the rapper is "fine" with.

A court source also told Variety that the divorce paperwork had been filed on Friday.

It follows months of speculation that the couple's marriage was in trouble, with multiple sources close to the couple telling US media that their "divorce is imminent", with Kardashian hiring renowned divorce attorney Laura Wasser.