With Kim Kardashian’s six-year marriage to Kanye West all but over, the Skims founder is learning who her real friends are — and one of them is none other than her former foe Beyoncé, OK! has learned.
The singer “has reached out to her to say she’s there if Kim needs to talk or wants a shoulder to cry on,” shares a pal, noting that the longstanding rumors that the women hated each other were greatly exaggerated.
“Beyoncé knows that living with Kanye couldn’t have been easy, much less raising four kids with him,” said the source.
“Everybody just assumed they’d be as tight as [their husbands] Jay-Z and Kanye. But they never really connected. [At the time,] Kim was just a reality star, and they didn’t have much in common.”
But over the last few years, the Grammy winner, 39, has come to “actually respect” Kardashian, 40, says the pal. “Beyoncé admires Kim as a businesswoman and applauds her work on prison reform. And now that she’s seriously struggling, Beyoncé feels for her. They could finally develop a friendship that will really grow.”
As OK! previously reported, Kardashian has been "exhausted" from trying to keep her relationship with the rapper afloat. The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, have gone through several ups and downs in recent times, but it seems like they have reached their breaking point.
So much so, Kardashian is fighting for custody of their four kids.
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“While [Kim] thinks Kanye can, most often, be a good dad, he is prone to breakdown moments — and god forbid the children are with him,” a source exclusively told OK!. “Kanye is a sick man and needs help … Kourtney and Khloé are all telling Kim that she needs to petition for full custody or at worst, if Kanye is allowed custody, that it is supervised.”
"Most divorces start with parents getting 50/50 custody. But if Kim or Kanye want to spend more time with their kids, they will need to prove that it would be detrimental for the children to spend time with the other parent," an insider previously explained, noting that "if Kim wants full custody of the kids, she will need to fight and reveal everything about life behind closed doors with Kanye.
"Kim doesn’t have to prove she is a great mom," the source continued. Now, she will have "to prove Kanye is a bad dad."
Since the "Halo" songstress has dealt with her fair share of issues with Jay-Z, she can hopefully help Kardashian navigate her new normal.