Kim, Kanye divorce rumors: Spirituality, Trump and sexy outfits causing cracks in power couple's marriage
They might look like the ultimate power couple in the public eye but the pressure of maintaining her status as a sex symbol, juggling four kids and rediscovering spirituality at the age of 42 might be proving a little too difficult for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
While the duo - married for five years now - have stated in the past that the secret to their successful relationship was letting the other person be who they are without interfering in their business, cracks are starting to form in this seemingly perfect couple strategy.
Even till last year, the rapper maintained that he usually refrained from commenting on his wife's racy social media posts, and in return, the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star stayed away from giving her opinion on the numerous controversial statements made by her husband (remember when he said 400 years of slavery in the United States was a choice that Black people made?).
But in the last few months, Kim and Kanye's relationship has apparently been unraveling as they get into heated fights and butt into each other's businesses, which has led many gossipmongers to speculate whether the couple was headed for splitsville.
Kanye's religious rebirth influencing his parenting skills
It all seemed to have started after Kim and Kanye both got baptized at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia, in October along with their kids. Appearing on 'The View,' Kim said that Kanye was always a good father but after being reborn as a Christian, her husband had become extra-strict with their kids, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.
"We got rid of TVs in the kids’ rooms and removed makeup from North's room—and he’s been very... He had this epiphany of being this... Not that he wasn’t an amazing dad... But being a little bit more strict as a dad and being very forceful on the imagery that’s in our household and what they see," Kim shared, adding, "I’m always gonna be me… And so, we had that discussion and that fight".
Kim's sexy image suddenly a problem
Kim has never shied away from showing some skin, especially when it came to donning fashionable outfits and Kanye has never took an issue with his wife's sense of style, until recently. The 38-year-old reality star, who spent eight months perfecting her Thierry Mugler look for the Met Gala dress in New York City back in May, was already visibly upset when the rapper frowned at the underwear style of her dress at her final fitting.
Kanye voiced his disapproval of Kim's impossibly tight corseted look, which prevented her from sitting down or going to the bathroom, as it was antithetical to his transition from a single guy to a married man.
"I just made this transition from being a rapper, looking at all these girls, looking at my wife," he said. "Like, 'Oh, my girl needs to be like the other girls, showing her body off.' I didn't realize that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone that's married and loved, and the father of now, what—about to be four kids?"
Kim was having none of it as she shut down the negative energy coming from her husband on the evening before the big night. "You built me up to be this sexy person and confidence and all this stuff," Kim pointed out. "And just because you're on a journey and you're on a transformation doesn't mean that I'm in the same spot with you."
Their conflicting views on Donald Trump
Kanye has never made any secret of the fact that the current President of the United States had his full support, despite the fact that many of his counterparts in the industry have publicly denounced Donald Trump.
"It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago," Kanye said during his skit on 'Saturday Night Live!' last year. That part of his comments was never aired.
During an interview with the New York Times, earlier this month, Kim said that although she was grateful to the POTUS for working with her on prison reform that saw inmate Alice Marie Johnson being granted clemency and freed from behind bars last year, she did not agree with a number of Trump's policies, including his take on immigration.
"I focus on prison reform and the President has done amazing things in prison reform. I will also speak up when I feel like something is not how I feel like the world should be and that could be immigration or other things," she said.