The KKW Beauty creator gave birth to their eldest daughter, North, in June 2013, followed by son Saint two years later. The couple went on to welcome Chicago and Psalm via surrogates in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
“I don’t think I could handle more than [four kids],” the makeup mogul told Elle ahead of her youngest’s arrival. “My time is spread really thin. And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids.”
In February 2019, the Skims creator told Laura Wasser that she “could do two more,” but didn’t think that would be the best idea. Kardashian explained during the “All’s Fair” podcast episode at the time: “I just can’t do more ’cause I really want to go to school and I really want to do all this stuff. I’d have to go through [in vitro fertilization]. I’m gonna turn 40 — I don’t want to be an old mom. I think four’s good.”
The reality star doubled down on this in April 2020 while quarantining with her brood amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Being at home with four kids — if I ever thought for a minute that I wanted another one, that is out the door,” the Selfish author said during an appearance on The View at the time. “It’s really tough.”
The E! personality went on to tell the talk show hosts: “Being their teacher too … [I have] newfound respect for teachers. They deserve so much. It’s been tough juggling it all. You really have to put yourself on the back burner and just focus on the kids.”
The California native was having “so much fun … bonding” with her family, she added at the time. “We’re going on walks outside [and we’ve] watched every single movie you could possibly imagine.”
The following year, multiple sources confirmed to Us that the reality star’s marriage had reached a breaking point. “They have both been living separate lives for many months now,” an insider said in January 2021. “Kim and Kanye haven’t been on the same page for a while now.”
One month later, Us confirmed that Kardashian filed for divorce after nearly seven years of marriage.
Keep scrolling to see sweet shots of Kardashian, West and their four kids over the years, from Halloween costumes to Christmas card shoots.