Kim Kardashian Just Scored A Huge Win In Her Divorce From Kanye West

It was early 2021 when reality TV queen and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from musician and music producer Kanye "Ye" West after seven years of marriage and four childrenĀ (North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm). Their marriage had been filled with headlines and so has their divorce saga, with West being vocal about not wanting a divorce and reportedly sending a truck full of roses to his estranged wife on Valentine's Day this year. The roses came after a public disagreement on social media over North being on TikTok.

"Since this is my first divorce I need to know what I should do about my daughter being put in [TikTok] against my will," West wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post (via Cosmopolitan). The move prompted Kardashian to respond with a lengthy description of the emotional toll her estranged husband's actions and the divorce process have taken on her.

"Kanye's constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create," she wrote in an Instagram story (via Cosmopolitan). She added that "divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye's obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all."

Now, Kardashian has had a day in court, and, while her divorce is not final, a judge did hand her a major victory.

Kim Kardashian now has her single status again

Appearing in a video hearing in a Los Angeles court, Kim Kardashian scored a win when Judge Steve Cochran asked her if she wanted to legally change her name from Kim Kardashian West to Kim Kardashian. She replied "Yes." The mogul gave the same one-word answer when the judge asked if there had been a breakdown in her marriage, according to Page Six. Then, the judge declared her to be single.

"After the judge read the questions and told her she now has her single status back, Kim smiled," a source told the publication.

Samantha Spector, the last-minute attorney Kanye West hired after firing his previous attorney, told the court that West had no problems with Kardashian changing her last name. However, he was concerned about "assets and interest" and specified that he didn't want Kardashian interfering with his retirement plan.

The pair is expected back in court August 5, 2022 to discuss custody of their children. While Kardashian's attorney, Laura Wasser, said there hadn't been any custody issues since her client filed for divorce, West's attorney disagreed (via Page Six).