Kim Kardashian was rumored to be nearing divorce as husband Kanye West spiraled into a nervous breakdown, but now the reality star is apparently trying to squash rumors of trouble in the famous marriage.
Amid growing rumors of problems with Kanye West, those close to Kim Kardashian spoke out this week to put a stop to the reports.
“That is not accurate,” an insider told People about reports of trouble for the pair. “There are frustrations and problems, like any relationship, but they love each other deeply.”
Kanye West spent days in the hospital after what was described as a nervous breakdown on November 21. The rapper was forced to cancel 21 dates of his “Saint Pablo Tour,” and Kim skipped out on the 2016 Angel Ball gala to return to Los Angeles to be by West’s side. The gala honored her late father, Robert Kardashian, who died of esophageal cancer in 2003, People noted.
Kim Kardashian reportedly stayed by Kanye’s side through his hospitalization and his release this week, but sources close to the couple said there is still work to be done in repairing the marriage and finding a healthier balance for West.
“He needs to learn how to better balance his work and family life,” the insider told People magazine.
Before the Kardashian insider’s statement about their marriage, there had been growing rumors that Kim and Kanye West were headed for divorce. Celeb Dirty Laundry called Kanye’s nervous breakdown and subsequent hospitalization the “last straw” for Kim Kardashian, reporting that she was “ready to cut the cord in her marriage” to West.
The report claimed that Kim Kardashian was fed up with Kanye’s “selfish behavior and neurotic tendencies,” which have only gotten worse in recent months as new stresses were added to the marriage. Celeb Dirty Laundry cited sources close to the couple who claimed that Kanye did little to nothing to help Kim cope in the wake of her armed robbery in Paris.
“Kim was hoping that Kanye would give her the support she desperately needed following her Paris robbery, but instead they’ve been fighting non-stop. Their marital troubles have been building for months. In fact, insiders close to the couple say that instead of being Kim’s rock, Kanye turned around every fight they had to make it about him. Even though she’s been supporting him throughout his hospitalization, Kim is telling her close friends and family that she refuses to live like this for much longer.”
The report made it seem as if divorce was imminent for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, wondering only if the announcement would come before or after the holiday season.
But there has always been plenty of doubt cast on Kim Kardashian divorce rumors, especially those coming from outlets like Celeb Dirty Laundry. The couple’s relationship has been a hot topic for celebrity gossip outlets for years, with divorce rumors starting almost immediately after their 2014 wedding. The reports have always been based on unnamed sources and, to this point, have always turned out to be untrue.
And at the same time, there have been alternate rumors of a possible pregnancy for Kim Kardashian. The rumors have been right on two occasions but were wrong more often than that.
The relationship between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian seems to have a foil in Britain, where Kate Middleton and Prince William themselves are inundated with celebrity tabloid reports of pregnancies and possible divorce. In both cases, the rumors have been flimsily sourced and generally have turned out to be false.
For their part, neither Kanye West nor Kim Kardashian has not publicly addressed the divorce rumors.
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