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Kim Kardashian 's "final straw" was Kanye West 's decision to run for president.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 40, has been at the centre of divorce rumours in recent weeks, as her six-year marriage to Kanye West hangs by a thread.

And it seems as though the rapper's burning desire to lead the country was what solidified Kim's decision to walk away.

According to PageSix, Kanye's ill-fated presidential campaign – which he spent £9million on – caused Kim to reflect on their future with a finer eye for detail.

A source told the publication that Kim “needed to end the marriage for the sake of her kids and her own sanity".

The pair have reportedly been living separate lives for months ahead of their rumoured divorce
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Meanwhile another insider says the SKIMS CEO opposed it from the start, adding: "She never came out publicly and endorsed him. Her silence on it spoke volumes."

While Kim and their children spend their days working out and home-schooling at the huge Calabasas mansion she and Kanye painstakingly renovated at eye-watering expense, he is staying at his ranch in Wyoming and has "no plans" to reunite with his family in Los Angeles.

Page Six has reported that a “divorce is imminent” for the Hollywood couple, with Kim hiring Laura Wasser, who has made her name in Hollywood as a bulldog divorce lawyer for the stars.

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A source told the outlet: "They are keeping it low-key but they are done. Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks.”

Kim, 40, is said to have stopped wearing her wedding ring while Kanye takes an extended break at their $14million ranch.

The couple have been living "separate lives" for some months now, after Kanye went on a Twitter rant about Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner, in the build-up to the US presidential elections.

Kim and Kanye share kids North, seven, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and one-year-old Psalm
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Kim has been a big supporter of her husband of six years while he deals with his mental health issues, which include bipolar disorder, but is said to have new plans for a future alone.

She has been working towards her bar exams and plans to qualify as a lawyer, like her late father Robert Kardashian.

The Mirror has contacted Kim's rep for comment.

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