Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West enjoyed a fairytale engagement and wedding. Now, with two beautiful children and a new home, is the happy ending a sham? Part of the reason for the rumors that the couple’s marriage is crumbling began when Kanye started ranting on Twitter, according to People magazine.
Followers of Kanye as well as his friends have been wondering if West is having serious mental health problems after his repeated Twitter explosions. But when it comes to who’s been impacted the most, the burden has fallen on Kim, a Keeping Up With The Kardashians insider revealed to People.
“Everyone knows that Kanye, once in a while, goes on public rants and they are all very understanding that it’s exhausting for Kim. It’s like a tick that he has.”
But Kardashian is concerned that West continues to have so much difficult in “controlling his impulses,” and although Kim is urging him to halt, he can’t seem to follow her request.
“When he starts his rants, it’s very difficult for him to stop,” explained the source.
And the tension in the West marriage is increasing, according to Radar Online.
Although many families view moving to a new home as an occasion for celebration that brings them all closer together, when Kim and Kanye headed into a Bel-Air mansion worth $20 million, it drove them even further apart.
Some thought that because Kardashian and West were living in momager Kris Jenner’s house, their marriage problems stemmed from a lack of space. But the source claims that moving out of her house only made life worse.
“At Kris’s house they had to be together because there wasn’t a lot of room. At the new house they have tons and tons of space and so they are apart even when they’re home,” pointed out the source.
In public, Kim and Kanye are seeking to keep their image polished. But at home, it’s a different story, according to that insider.
“Kim and Kanye don’t want to address the problems, so they act like they’re happy in public, but they’re not even sleeping in the same bedroom at home. They aren’t happy.”
Rumors have been swirling for several months that Kardashian was on the verge of divorcing West, with one report claiming that Kim had even met with a divorce lawyer, noted IBT.
The lawyer, Laura Wasser, allegedly was consulted by Kardashian when she reached her “breaking point” because of Kanye. And although she wasn’t quite prepared to call it quits, Kim did reportedly want to cover her bases by consulting the divorce lawyer.
And the problems between West and Kardashian are exacerbated by money woes, which are causing even more problems than ever before for West, a source told Hollywood Life.
“Kanye’s been living the good life for way too long and the true is, he’s scared it won’t last. He doesn’t believe his lifestyle, the trips, clothes, houses, cars, jewelry and all the wealth he’s accumulated will last,” clarified the insider. “Kanye only began to be flashy and ostentatious when he met Kim.”
Now that he’s living the lifestyle expected by the Keeping up with the Kardashians clan, West feels challenged to continue to meet the expectations of his wife and her family. And he’s pressured and stressed by fears of bankruptcy, claims the insider, who blames Kim.
“Part of him does believe he will be broke because of the luxurious and cavalier lifestyle he and Kim live. Either that, or he will be working from the grave to keep her and their image alive.”
What options does Kanye have to fix the financial fiasco that he’s tweeted about? John Gajkowski, a certified financial planner at Money Managers Financial, told Yahoo Finance that West has a variety of options.
For example, the financial planner revealed that Kanye conceivably could declare bankruptcy.
“There’s different ways he could file bankruptcy,” clarified Gajkowski. “He can file either chapter 11 or 13 bankruptcy. One being, I don’t want to play any more — cash me out. And the other being, I want to restructure it, like Donald Trump did with his casinos and like the airlines have done when they’ve gotten into trouble.”
All of these signs that Kardashian and West are struggling in their marriage come just as her brother Rob Kardashian and his girlfriend Blac Chyna announced their engagement with a ring that looks just like Kim’s,” pointed out Us Weekly.
For those wondering just how much West has been spending to keep Kim happy, the ring that Kanye put on her finger is a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz creation, with a square-shaped solitaire in a thin band glittering with pavé diamonds, for a total of $1.25 million.
However, West doesn’t have to worry that Kim might demand a new one in order to keep up with Chyna, because in comparison, Rob gave his girlfriend a ring with a 7-carat round center stone in a slender pavé-studded band.
No word on whether Kim’s brother asked Kanye for advice.
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