The high profile couple’s relationship hit some bumps in 2018 only to hit a wall two years later, according to an insider.
“The turning point in Kim and Kanye’s marriage was when he said that slavery was a choice,” the insider said of Kanye’s bombshell interview with TMZ. “They went through a really rough patch in the aftermath of that. Kim was completely mortified by Kanye’s ridiculous and outrageous comments. It took a lot for them to move past it, but they were able to eventually. But when Kanye told the world that he and Kim had discussed aborting North [in July 2020], it was the breaking point in their marriage.”
Kim Kardashian was not able to move past the rapper’s comments shared last summer during a rally in South Carolina, held to kick off his bid for the U.S. presidency. Kanye broke down and wept as he exposed the couple’s personal abortion discussion. The musician followed up days later on Twitter, where he alleged that Kim was trying to lock him up under a 5150 psychiatric hold. He also claimed that he had been trying to divorce the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star for two years, accusing his wife of cheating on him with Meek Mill.
“There was no turning back for Kim after that. She was able to brush off things that he said for shock value in the past, but she was in over her head as soon as he brought their children into it. She thought it was utterly unacceptable and freaked out over the thought of North one day reading about it,” the source said. “From there, they were never able to get back to the place they were once in.”
While the power couple’s marriage had struggled before — it appears that Kim has reached the end of her rope.
“Kim and Kanye, of course, had disagreements behind closed doors just like any other couple, but she asked him several times to be careful with the things he said in public, especially when it involved the kids,” the insider explained.
Kim posted a statement about Kanye’s breakdown in July, sharing about the rapper’s struggle with mental illness. Kim reportedly consulted with a high profile lawyer, Laura Wasser, around the same time. The couple has rarely been spotted in public since last summer.
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce on February 19th. Kim and Kanye have been married for six years and share four children, North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 21 months.
A source told the outlet in January that Kim planned to “focus on her business empire” amid the messy split.
“Kim has been in individual counseling and is at peace with where her life is headed,” the source said at the time.
The couple reportedly had a blowout fight in December 2020, signaling that a divorce was imminent.
“Kanye blew up at Kim and she was really upset. Things between them don’t seem to have healed since that,” the source said.