Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are facing challenges right now in their volatile feud with Taylor Swift. But will those challenges bring the couple together, or cause their marriage to crumble?
Radar Online claims that the battle of the stars is adding to the stress in Kim’s “fractured” marriage to Kanye. The feud between West and Swift continues to heat up in public, but an insider alleged to Radar that in private, it’s Kardashian and Kanye who are battling.
“Kim and Kanye were already not getting along before all of this stuff with Taylor happened, but now it is much, much worse,” claims the source.
The stress between the husband and wife has become worse because Kardashian blames West for the feud, according to the insider. Kanye and the “Bad Blood” singer have been battling for years, but their feud heated up over Swift’s claims that she never knew the rapper’s “Famous” song would refer to her as “that b***h.”
“Kim thinks that this is all Kanye’s fault and she is right. It is,” added the source.
In turn, West is blaming Kardashian for fueling the feud, and the insider says that the two are going back and forth in scapegoating each other.
“Kanye told Kim that it is actually her fault now for talking about Taylor in her recent GQ article. Kim is sick of defending Kanye and she wants him to fight his own battles.”
However, Hollywood Life‘s insider has a very different description of how Kim’s and Kanye’s feud with Taylor has impacted their marriage, revealing that any problems they had have dissipated after they bonded together against Swift.
“Any arguments or disagreements between them have been forgotten and replaced with a love forged stronger by the battle they have been in together against Taylor Swift. Kanye is proud Kim is his wife today and the feeling from Kim is mutual,” shared the insider.
When Kardashian released West’s recording to support his claims, he felt validated. The consequences: A strengthened marriage, according to the source.
“The feud… has brought Kim and Kanye closer than ever before… They are stronger than ever as a couple.”
Moreover, Gossip Cop is challenging Radar‘s claims that the marriage between West and Kardashian is crumbling.
“Same BS, different day,” a source close to Kim and Kanye told Gossip Cop.
As for the allegations that West and Kardashian have been fighting more and that she is “sick of defending Kanye,” Kim described her pride in her husband on a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“Kanye is always so honest and speaks his mind,” pointed out the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star. “When we were first dating, everyone would talk s**t and he always had my back… I’ll do whatever to protect my husband.”
Although Kardashian made that statement about West on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, some were baffled as to why she used social media instead of the family’s reality TV show to release the phone call between the “Blank Space” singer and her husband.
But it has nothing to do with any problems in Kim’s marriage, and instead has to do with her desire to avoid creating problems for the network, an insider told Us Weekly.
Kardashian chose to use Snapchat for her release of the audio deliberately.
“They didn’t air it on the show because it would have required Taylor to sign a release for the usage and they didn’t want it to affect the entire network,” explained the source, who predicts a lawsuit.
“Taylor will sue Kanye personally.”
But Kardashian and West stand united as well when it comes to their view on a potential lawsuit, agreeing on how they feel about the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer.
“Kim and Kanye consulted with their lawyers and still went ahead with releasing it,” shared the insider. “They are not worried. They are sick of Taylor’s manipulations and her good girl act. They just wanted to expose her as a fake and will let the lawyers deal with legal stuff.”
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