Inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s secret talks

They’re communicating better than they ever did while married

Kim Kardashian Kanye West secret talks

by Charlotte Oliver |

Relations were said to be frostier than the Antarctic following their split earlier this year. So, it was a shock to see Kim Kardashian wish her ex Kanye West a happy birthday on Instagram last week – with a sweet picture of their children and the caption, “Love U for Life!”

But, according to insiders, after a rocky few months, the former couple have been taking a far more peaceful approach to their divorce – and seem to be communicating better than they ever did before they split.

Apparently, Kanye – who’s rumoured to be dating model Irina Shayk after they were seen together in France – has been making trips to their former LA home, where Kim still lives with their four kids, North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm. And, so far, their peace talks are going, er, very peacefully indeed.

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“Kanye stays for an hour or so each time, because they want this to be a gradual process,” says an insider close to the famous exes.

“There’s still a lot of issues to be resolved with splitting assets and agreeing to a firm custody agreement, and that will be done through mediation when the time is right. For now, they just want to establish some ground rules and keep things civil for the kids.”

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Real Kim fans will actually know that she first got married in 2000 when she was just 19 years old. She eloped with then boyfriend Damon Thomas - who is 10 years older than her – but they didn't last and split in 2003. Kim has since said that she was actually on ecstasy during their wedding.

As heat has told you, the subject of custody has been a particular bugbear for Kanye. He’s currently residing full-time in Wyoming, and reportedly wants their children to spread their time more evenly between there and LA.

But, according to our source, the rapper knows that making the proceedings ugly won’t serve his cause in the long run.

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In the meantime, while Kim filed for divorce back in February, KUWTK viewers have only just had a glimpse of events behind the scenes. Scenes have been broadcast of the star crying to her family, and telling them that she “failed” Kanye and that he “deserves a wife who can support him”. With Kim paying tribute to her ex so publicly, it would be particularly shocking if he chose to lash out at her now.

“Eventually, Kim wants them to get to a place where they can respect each other’s wishes,” we’re told. “Kanye’s not exactly happy about the current situation, but as the dust settles, he’s taking a far more pragmatic view, which is why he’s agreed to these meetings. He’s willing to wait until they figure out a compromise.”

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