Did Kanye West's mental health push Kim Kardashian to consider divorce?
Midway through 2020 in July, news of Kanye's deteriorating mental health took over the Internet
Once upon a time, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were the 'it' couple. Money, fame, worldly luxuries, four beautiful children and whatnot, the power couple had everything at their disposal. But when news broke out earlier on January 5 that Kim and Kanye will reportedly be heading toward a divorce, it did create a huge flutter on the Internet.
After six years of marriage, are Kimye really going to call it quits?
Kim and Kanye had married on May 24, 2014, at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. About the divorce, a source had reportedly revealed to Page Six, "They are keeping it low-key but they are done. Kim has hired Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks." Kim apparently hadn't been seen wearing her wedding ring and Kanye skipped Christmas celebrations with the Kardashian family, instead choosing to stay at his Wyoming ranch. "Kim got Kanye to go up there [Wyoming] so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She's done," the source continued.
Amid these rumors, a source tells ET the reality star "has considered" divorcing the rapper, and that their marriage counseling hasn't made "much headway." "They have been living separate lives for months, so any issues they're having aren't a surprise to Kim’s family or friends. Kanye has been wanting to make it work, and Kim has tried for so long," added the source.
"Kim is exhausted from continually trying but keeps their vows in mind when making any pertinent decisions. And Kanye is working on his psychological health and mental state," the source said. "The family and Kanye are still in contact and everyone wants the best for Kanye, Kim, their kids and the rest of the family, the source tells ET. As of now, none of the representatives of the couple or the family have confirmed this news and the couple haven't officially filed for divorce.
The news also started trending on Twitter as more and more people started speculating the real reason behind the divorce. From the time Kanye revealed about being bipolar to his support for President Donald Trump, his doomed Presidential bid and his occasional bizarre outbursts, the public was convinced it was just a matter of days before they'd be hearing news of trouble in paradise for the couple. Kanye made a series of confusing and often offensive statements, even claiming that freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, a Black woman, "didn't really free the slaves," amid what could be attributed to one of his bipolar manic episodes.
Could the divorce be because of Kanye's mental health?
Midway through 2020 in July, news of Kanye's deteriorating mental health took over the Internet. At the time, Kim had asked his fans to show "compassion and empathy". It is difficult to live with mental illnesses she had said. "As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health," she had written on her Instagram story.
At the time, obviously, many publications had speculated that the couple was headed for a divorce. Particularly because Kanye tweeted so: "I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf for prison reform". Their relationship was also tested when Kanye had blamed his wife and mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, in a series of tweets, claiming that they tried to "lock me up." While many speculated that Kim was already meeting divorce lawyers by then, an insider had revealed that Kim planned to stick by Kanye through these times.
It was a tumultuous summer for the couple with Kanye's presidential-campaign kickoff, lengthy Twitter rants, and tense trips back and forth between Calabasas and Wyoming, Kim was reportedly “at the end of her rope—again.” People had quoted a source close to the reality star as saying “like she can only take so much.” After the rapper's lengthy Twitter rants, the source had said: “He’s off his meds,” the source said. “He promised he’d stay on them. The last time, part of his negotiation with Kim was that he’d get back on his medication and he would work very hard to control his impulses. He made a lot of promises. And now those promises are broken, less than a month later.”
The whole thing is discouraging and difficult for her,” the source had said.
But perhaps she has given up? Maybe Kim Kardashian has now decided to walk away after months? Twitter, which is full of speculation, feels bad for this entire situation and is convinced it's Kanye's mental health that is ringing the death knell for this relationship.
"If it's true that kim and kanye are going thru a divorce, i feel so bad for kim bc u can tell she really loves him but there's only so much you can do for a person who refuses to get help for their mental illness. it's sad," one tweeted. "Dude I think it’s sad as hell that Kim and Kanye are breaking up. He has an untreated mental illness. That shit is HARD, you gotta go get help man for your family," another added. "People making jokes about Kim and Kanye’s divorce are weird. The man’s mental illness is literally tearing a family apart and it’s devastating. Have some compassion idk," one said.
if it's true that kim and kanye are going thru a divorce, i feel so bad for kim bc u can tell she really loves him but there's only so much you can do for a person who refuses to get help for their mental illness. it's sad— real hot girl (@naizzatin) January 6, 2021
Dude I think it’s sad as hell that Kim and Kanye are breaking up. He has an untreated mental illness. That shit is HARD, you gotta go get help man for your family 😔😔— SERRA🦋 (@SerraRose) January 6, 2021
People making jokes about Kim and Kanye’s divorce are weird. The man’s mental illness is literally tearing a family apart and it’s devastating. Have some compassion idk— machinegunkatie (@katelynhefner) January 6, 2021
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