- Chrissy Teigen weighed in on Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West’s divorce on Tuesday’s “WWHL.”
- The author said she’s spoken to Kim more than her husband John Legend has been in touch with Kanye.
- Teigen said Kim “gave her all” and “tried her best” in the marriage, calling the split a “shame.”
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On Tuesday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” the “Cravings” author answered fans’ questions about the reality star’s status after ending her seven-year marriage to the rapper.
“Kim is doing OK,” Teigen said, continuing, “I know Kim gave her all for everything, and it’s honestly a shame that it didn’t work out because I saw them being a forever relationship. I really did. But I know she tried her best.”
Teigen became friends with Kim years before the SKIMS founder began her relationship with Kanye in 2012. She and her husband, John Legend, would frequently spend time with the former couple, and the “All of Me” singer even performed at Kanye and Kim’s 2014 wedding reception in Italy.
Legend and Kanye had a falling out in 2018, however, after the “Life of Pablo” rapper published texts in which the “Love Me Now” singer asked him to reconsider his support of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Two years later, Legend told The Sunday Times that their distancing friendship wasn’t a direct result of the political disagreement but rather a “part of the natural cycle of life.”
After the divorce, Teigen said her relationship with Kim remains stronger than Legend’s ties to Kanye.
“I have definitely been in touch with Kim more than John has been in touch with Kanye,” she said.
Teigen added, “If anyone knows Kanye, it’s that he goes off the grid, and it’s hard to ever contact Kanye.”
Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February, a representative for the KKW Beauty founder confirmed to Insider’s Libby Torres.
A source told TMZ that Kim requested joint legal and physical custody of their four children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. The divorce documents filed by attorney Laura Wasser did not list an official date of separation, per the outlet.
In mid-April, Kanye’s attorney submitted a legal response in which the rapper requested joint legal and physical custody of the children. Kanye cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce, according to documents obtained by People. He also asked to terminate the court’s right to award spousal support to either person.