Kanye West and Kim Kardashian might be getting ready to officially unite their lives by walking down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean they’re ready to unite their finances too. Now or ever. The reality star and the musician have reportedly decided to keep separate bank accounts that they fill with their own revenue streams throughout the marriage. That way, if anything happens to the relationship, it won’t be very difficult to split everything up.
According to TMZ, the impetus for the decision comes from numerous conversations Kim had with her late father Robert back in the day. He apparently told her over and over again that it’s incredibly important to be very up front and to spell everything out when it comes to money. It’s unclear whether he told her that should apply to marriages as well as businesses, but clearly, she took it that way, probably because she went through a divorce nightmare once already.
On the one hand, it’s easy to see where Kim and Kanye are coming from. They’re each more than capable of supporting themselves, and whether they’re super invested in the relationship or not, it doesn’t change the fact that the divorce rate for actresses and musicians is incredibly high. Besides, where they each keep their money shouldn’t have any kind of effect on how they feel about each other, and the two will share one joint checking account for basic day-to-day expenses.
On the other hand, however, marriage is about being a team. It’s about getting on the same page about everything. It’s about making sacrifices for the good of the pair. Maybe Kim will decide to take way more time off to raise young North West moving forward and bring in less income. Maybe she’ll keep churning out her reality show and Kanye will avoid long tours in order to not miss out. If they kept their money together, those would be mutual decisions they could make together, but with their relationship, it sorta feels like only one person will be sacrificing.
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