Kanye West, or Ye, seemingly blamed Kim Kardashian’s publicist Tracy Romulus for causing some of the drama in their child custody and divorce battle in a recent Instagram post. “Tracy Romulus, stop manipulating Kim to be this way,” he said, after Kardashian blasted him on social media for publicly criticising her decision to let their eight-year-old daughter North West use TikTok. Meanwhile, he is hardly shrinking from public gaze, showering his new girlfriend, actress Julia Fox , with expensive gifts and spending nights out partying with the likes of Madonna. But how did Romulus – who was born in a refugee camp in Indonesia after her mother fled Vietnam, then moved to the US when she was six months old – get tangled up in this billionaire’s divorce drama? 1. She’s no stranger to reality TV star spats Before the Kardashians reached the height of their fame, Kelly Cutrone’s fashion PR company People’s Revolution was the subject of The Hills spin-off series, The City . Romulus used to work as Cutrone’s assistant before launching her own company Industry PR in 2006, the year she also met Kim. Meet Victoria and David Beckham’s soon-to-be in-laws, the Peltz family Romulus – who has since appeared on Keeping Up With the Kardashians – and that business-minded family have a lot in common, it seems, as she also released a children’s fashion line named Rhyla in 2014. 2. She’s married to Ye’s music producer Ray Romulus has worked with stars including Justin Bieber, Cardi B – and Ye. The West and Romulus families were so close that both couples attended each others’ 2014 weddings. Before their split recently turned nasty, the four of them were spotted having dinner in September 2021, even after Kardashian had filed for divorce earlier in the year. 3. Romulus has business ties to both Kardashian and Ye Romulus – who has also worked with Nick Cannon, Ciara and Pamela Anderson – previously teamed up with West on his Yeezy brand before she closed her PR company in 2016. In 2017, she went on to head up Kardashian’s companies KKW Beauty and Fragrance as well as Skims. The daughter of “momager” Kris Jenner has called her “one of the hardest working people I know” and shared on Twitter that she and Romulus have “bonded over our work ethic and goals”. Before Camila Morrone: 10 much younger women Leonardo DiCaprio has dated 4. It’s not the first time Romulus has been burned by Ye Ye seemed to blame Romulus for causing drama after Kardashian’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, where she met now-boyfriend Pete Davidson . Kardashian joked: “I married the best rapper of all time. And not only that, he’s the richest black man in America; a talented, legit genius who gave me four incredible kids. So when I divorced him, you have to know that it came down to just one thing: his personality.” Soon afterwards, Ye told the “Drink Champs” podcast about his distaste for Kardashian’s chief marketing officer friend: “And then they have people all around in my wife’s ear, you know what I’m saying? It’s the publicist that’s next to her – I don’t f**k with her.” 5. Their children are friends too The couples are not only tangled due to their business relationships. Tracy has three children with music producer Ray Romulus – Raf, Remi and Ryan – and Ryan is particularly friendly with Kardashian’s daughter North West, and Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick’s daughter Penelope. “We had three of our kids at the same time who are all besties,” Kim shared in a tweet last December. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .