- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce announcement hit media on February 19th, 2021
- After nearly seven years of marriage and four children together, the pair’s split is coming as no surprise to fans
- Who will succeed Kanye and catch Kim’s affections next? Check out odds, best bets, and long shots below
Sorry, Kimye fans. This time it’s official. After seven years of marriage, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are divorcing. News of the split hit media outlets last week on February 19.
While rumors and gossip have been amassing around the likelihood of the pair’s inevitable split for years, this time it’s done and dusted. It’s real this time, y’all.
The end of #Kimye instantly makes Kim Kardashian one of the hottest eligible dating prospects in show business. The Skims and KKW Beauty businesswoman is worth a reported $750 million. She’s also one of the most beloved stars in the industry as the sixth most followed person in the world on Instagram.
With Kanye all but a distant memory at this point, Kim’s recent social media posts show her focusing on her four kids. But surely Kim’s natural urges won’t keep her out of the dating pool for too long. But who will catch her interest?
Odds for Kim Kardashian’s Next Boyfriend
|Michael B Jordan||+4000|
Odds as of Feb. 25
Best Odds, Best Chance?
Looking at the odds, it seems the NBA has two shots to get a slam dunk into Kim’s heart. Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden and Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George both have equal odds at +900. Not to mention, both of these NBA stars were favorites even before the couple divorced.
But do either of these players have an actual chance with the Hollywood powerhouse? In short: nope. Harden used to date Kim’s sister Khloe and, according to Khloe, cheated on her. That automatically makes him a non-option.
Paul George became engaged to girlfriend Daniela Rajic (sometimes referred to as the ‘Serbian Kim Kardashian’) last fall. Both George and Harden’s likelihoods show less real-life potential despite their odds.
Rap God Odds
Like them or not, you can’t deny that Kim and Kanye were ones to watch on the red carpet at every award show and industry event. While that may not be important to some folks when choosing a romantic partner, it’s likely a big deal for Kim.
With so many eligible bachelors at her disposal, Kim has the pick of the litter. She could easily choose to shack up with a rapper again, which is why Drake’s odds are set at +1200.
But will Drake stay away from Kim due to being friendly with Kanye? The Canadian hip-hop star has a bit of a playboy reputation and seems to stick to lesser-known models and socialites anyway.
— Forbes (@Forbes) February 24, 2021
At +1400, Kendrick Lamar is the next likely choice. But Lamar is less in the scene than most A-list rappers. He welcomed a child with longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford.
So, maybe rappers just aren’t on the table at all for Kim in this next chapter of her life. The other hip-hop artists on the list seem like unlikely matches for her, from Post Malone (+4000) to Eminem (+20000)
A Smorgasbord of Options
The odds show a wild variety of famous men from across various industries. Half of them are already taken (Reggie Bush), way out of Kim’s interest level (uh, Donald Trump?), or past flames (Ray J).
With so many random or goofy options in the long shots like known cheater Ben Affleck, those wagering should best stick to those with the best odds in this prop. Kim isn’t going to want anyone in Hollywood’s discards, so that leaves options like Nick Cannon out of the running.
Boiling the list down to guys she’d actually date, big name celebrities seem unlikely. After seven years of Kanye’s antics and insanity, she may want to steer away from artists and stick to someone who knows the ins and outs of teamwork.
CNN’s Van Jones is already rumored to be Kim’s next partner. The 52-year-old news commentator and lawyer also shares Kim’s passions of law and prison reform. His age is also probably intriguing to her as she looks for maturity in her next partner.
With odds at +1000, fans and bookies alike seem to be onto something here. Watching Kim interviewed by Van you easily see a mutual appreciation for social justice. This bond could easily carry over to a strong personal connection and maybe a romance.
Pick: Van Jones (+1000)