Kim Kardashian & Kanye West ‘Miserable’ Marriage Made Worse By Rihanna? Jealous ‘KUWTK’ Star Uses Food To Cope

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West divorce rumors are heating up again. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians (KUWTK) star first was reported to be miserable and tense over her husband’s constant Twitter rants. Then Kardashian had to deal with public meltdowns, such as a leaked audio tape containing his angry explosion backstage before performing on Saturday Night Live. And now the latest divorce report brings Rihanna into their marriage misery, with an insider telling Radar that the reality TV star is jealous.

Although Rihanna has been West’s protégée for years, now he’s separating himself to ease the problems between himself and his wife, according to the insider.

“Each and every time Rihanna is on the scene Kim gets jealous and threatened,” shared the source. “It’s unbearable for all concerned.”

Kanye West and Rihanna have a close bond.

Adding to the jealousy that Kim is experiencing, her husband and Rihanna are extremely close. And what’s making the KUWTK star even more possessive?

“[He and Rihanna] do have a very close bond,” said the source. “[They] flirt around each other a lot.”

In addition, Kardashian is worried that a secret mutual flirtation has occurred, with the possibility that Rihanna could step in and end the marriage that she’s seeking to hold together.

“Kim [is] paranoid they have this crush on each other and that one day Rihanna could steal him away,” added the insider.

To the outside world, however, the KUWTK star is trying to squash divorce rumors by posting a parade of happy family poses and videos on social media. Among them was one showing Kim and West bonding in front of the camera on the way to the gym, noted OK! Magazine.

But although they were dancing and singing while the camera was on, it’s not so happy between the scenes, with their “marriage in shambles,” according to a source cited by the magazine.

“[Kim is] desperately miserable [after he] humiliated her and her family,” revealed the source.

Kim Kardashian holds daughter North West.

As if Kardashian didn’t have enough in dealing with the divorce rumors and marriage misery, she’s also still fighting her weight loss wars since welcoming her son, Saint, into the world in December, according to Radar’s insiders.

If you’ve wondered why the KUWTK star has become so fond of not-exactly-chic saggy oversized jackets and elastic waistband pants, she has an embarrassing reason. The mom of Saint and North loves her children, but at 35, she’s having a tough time taking off the post-pregnancy pounds again.

Add in the stress over her messed-up marriage, and the insider says that Kardashian has surrendered. In part, it’s her husband’s antics that have caused her to “give up on herself,” added the source.

Although the KUWTK reality TV personality got praised for restoring her post-baby body after North, this time around, her marriage problems are making it almost impossible, a Kardashian insider revealed.

“Whenever Kim is going through something, she uses food as her crutch…She loves food. Food is her way of coping through anything. People around her think that she has given up.”

Moreover, making her marriage even more miserable, the backlash from the KUWTK star’s nude selfie continues to rage. Among those speaking out was Chloë Grace Moretz, who now is stepping up to defend her response to Elle.

“I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than our bodies,” Moretz had tweeted.

Now, in reflection, Moretz is seeking to clarify the meaning of her Twitter response.

“I think a lot of things can be misconstrued in a lot of ways,” said Chloe in defense. “I think if people looked into something bigger that I was trying to speak upon, they wouldn’t be so easy to fire back silly, miscellaneous things.”

Moretz urges women to think before they post and to make sure that what they post represents a realistic portrait of themselves.

“Depict yourself adequately as what you want to be seen as. Don’t front, don’t put something out there that you feel isn’t realistic and doesn’t portray who you are. Just be yourself, be you, and don’t be afraid to speak your mind.”

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