KUWTK star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are one of Hollywood's most famous couples, so it's not surprising that the pair often faces the rumor mill when it comes to the status of their relationship. Kanye is known for strong opinions and controversial interviews, and reports often circulate that Kim has had enough of her marriage (despite continuing to make public appearances with her husband).
Though he used to rap about gold diggers and bashing his haters, Kanye shifted his focus to religious music and most recently has set his sights on the upcoming presidential election. Some are now speculating that the pair will announce a split as a result of Kanye's campaign.
Is Kim Kardashian divorcing Kanye West? Find out what the latest speculation is surrounding the famous duo.
Is Kim Kardashian divorcing Kanye West?
After Kim's notorious 72-day marriage to former NBA player Kris Humphries in 2011, many thought that her high-profile relationship with Kanye West would face a similar fate. But, the couple has been together since 2012, and they have welcomed four children together since marrying in 2014.
After announcing his presidential bid, the rapper held his first campaign rally in South Carolina on Sunday, July 19. During his speech, he revealed to the crowd that he and Kim considered aborting their first child, North West. With tears in his eyes, Yeezy explained that the couple did not initially know if they were going to follow through with her pregnancy.
Following the emotional confession, Kanye also told the crowd that he would be OK if his reality star wife decided to end their marriage following his speech. "Even if my wife wants to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world even when I didn’t want to," he said. "She stood up and she protected that child. No Plan B. There is Plan A."
Following the explosive campaign, Kanye went on a Twitter rant and aired out some of the family's dirty laundry. Kim finally broke her silence and took to social media to explain that the rapper was suffering from an episode related to his bipolar disorder. After paparazzi pictures recently caught the reality star's emotional visit to Wyoming, rumors continued to surface that the pair may decide to call it quits on their marriage.
"Kim feels trapped," a source told People. "She loves Kanye and she thinks of him as the love of her life. But she doesn't know what to do."
The insider explained that Kim decided it's best for her to return to her family in Los Angeles. "She knows that it's not healthy for her to be around him now, and it's honestly not healthy for the kids," the source told the outlet. "He needs to get his stuff together before he can be any sort of partner or father."
This is not the first time Kim and Kanye's relationship was plagued with divorce rumors.
His 2016 "psychiatric emergency" and Kim's Paris robbery were just two instances when the couple faced the most speculation about the state of their marriage, though the rumors have never really stopped since they got together.
The latest reports indicate that Kanye and Kim began seriously considering divorce after Kim baptized three of their kids in Armenia in October of 2019.
Kanye was noticeably absent from the baptisms of Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, though Kim's sister, Kourtney Kardashian, was there with her kids for it. A source told NW Magazine that "Kanye flat-out refused to go to Armenia, and at one point, tried to tell Kim she wasn't going either."
Kanye's lack of presence at the christening did have fans wondering if this was a sign that there was trouble in paradise since he was there when his eldest daughter, North, was christened in Jerusalem in 2015.
The source also said that Kanye had wanted his three youngest kids to be baptized at a Sunday Service, but Kim was insistent on doing it in the place where her family is from. It was also reported that Kim was growing frustrated with Kanye's "holier-than-thou" attitude in the wake of his religious devotion.
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