Kim Kardashian has no plans or desire to move to Chicago with Kanye West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West show off her unique wedding guest looks

Almost two years ago, I was convinced that Kim Kardashian was very close to filing for divorce from Kanye West. It was right after his breakdown (or whatever he calls it now) and subsequent hospitalization. Kim did her part to look like a dutiful wife, but she just seemed over it. There were even reports – in People Magazine, no less – that Kim had consulted with divorce lawyers and was weighing all her options. In the end, I think Kim decided to stick it out and she organized the gestational carrier for Chicago West and that seemed to make her happy. I also think she and Kanye just started spending more time apart – he would spend weeks at a time in Utah, recording new music, and that was fine with Kim. So what do you make of this story? Kanye said he was moving to Chicago full-time, and “sources” tell People that Kim isn’t going.

Kanye West might be making the move to Chicago alone. West announced his plans make a permanent return to the Windy City earlier this week, but a source tells PEOPLE that his wife Kim Kardashian West doesn’t plan to go with him.

“Kim plans on spending more time in Chicago, but she isn’t moving there full-time,” the source says. Kardashian West wants to continue to raise their three children North, 5, Saint, 2½, and Chicago, 9 months in Calabasas, California.

“She thinks it’s best for the kids to continue their schedule in LA. North is in school and everything is working great,” the source adds. “Kim doesn’t think a permanent move to Chicago benefits the kids. Also, Kim wants to be around her family as much as possible too. She loves their new house and it finally feels like a home to her.”

Regardless of what the family decides to do about their future living arrangements, Kardashian West is doing her best to support her husband.

“She will be supportive of Kanye’s plans and they do have a house in Chicago too. Kanye has a tendency though to change his mind quickly, so she is just going along with his plans because it makes him happy,” the source says. “Next week, something else might make him happier.”

A second insider confirms, “He changes his mind like he changes his underwear.”

[From People]

Yeah… it still sounds like she’s over it, doesn’t it? She’s got her babies, she’s got her family around her, she’s got the reality show and all of her businesses and everything in LA. She’s no longer down with Kanye’s erratic whims. In fact, she’s been over his erratic whims for years now. She’s like “if you want to move to Chicago, god bless but I’m not going with you, you decide.”

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  1. Char says:

    Being around Kanye must be so exhausting, Kim is probably happy he’ll be away for some time. While I do believe she loves him, I also believe she may need some alone time to not explode. Imagine having by your side someone who claims to be a genius and only say/do dumb shit and criticize the way you look all the time?

    • Babs says:

      Oh please. She’s been around Kanye for decades. She knew what she was in for. Being around Kanye gave her and her family a career that they could only dream of before him. Now she’s throwing the not-useful-anymore, mentally ill black man under the bus, take his kid and his money. How very K of her. I don’t pity Kanye too much because he somehow chose his fate, plus he was warned and warned and warned some more. But Kim also chose hers, bad outfits and all and she knows why. I’m never going to empathize with this leech.

      • jwoolman says:

        I wonder about the money. She has plenty, she may not actually be too concerned about child support from him. Not that they wouldn’t be sharing expenses, but it may not be a major issue for her. Is she richer than he is by now?

        Kanye also seems like someone who spends money wildly while Kim seems frugal. She may not consider him as a very reliable source of money. Has he put anything into trusts for the children?

      • Mego says:

        Make no mistake, Kim is loaded, much more so than Kanye from what I have read. Kris gets a lot of shade but you cannot deny that she and her daughters are very shrewd business women. I would argue that it was Kanye who got a boost from the marriage more so than Kim.

      • Babs says:

        Kanye might be cash broke but there’s absolutely no way Kim is richer than him. All the Kardashian/Jenner put together could NEVER be worth Kanye’s pinkie money wise. Quote me when they divorce.

      • Amelie says:

        Hmmm I wouldn’t be so sure. I don’t know how much money Kim has but with the reality show, all her business ventures, and I think she does a lot of sponsored content, I don’t think Kim is hurting for cash. She may not be worth as much as Kanye but Kanye seems to spend as much money as he earns and I don’t think he is the smartest with his finances.

        Kanye was definitely the breadwinner when they first got together but his profile has taken a hit in the last few years with his erratic behavior. People still go to his concerts, sure, but do they sell out? Not to mention I think his tours are very high production too, he goes all out for them. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up like Nicolas Cage and Johnny Depp–those two were buying castles and islands left and right and now they are both in major debt.

      • Dani says:

        Jwoolman – in what world is Kim frugal? Between her designer everything and constant vacationing, I don’t think she’d even be considered a light spender.

      • Raven says:


        Don’t take what you read about the Kardashian wealth to heart. They fudge and lie about how much they have to make them self be richer than what they are. Just like when Kim’s app game first came out it they said they maid $40millon from it. Yet when the actual breakdown was posted 20 million went to the partner ( basically the person who made the game) another 5 million went to someone else and 15 million had to be split between Kim her mom and the other family members that were connected to the game. I’m sure Ryan Seacrest can I cut that money too.

      • Ange says:

        Dani don’t forget they get SO MUCH of that stuff for free.

    • Nancy says:

      Oh I don’t care where Kanye goes. Kim doesn’t either, I doubt. As long as she sees him and has a relationship. She is the least needy of them all, I think. My problem is with her sister Khloe who I read is coming back to Cleveland with Tristan. Ugh. Not again! Please stay in nice warm California. Pleassssssssssse

  2. Alix says:

    “A second insider CONFIRMS, ‘He changes his mind like he changes his underwear.’”


  3. Tiffany27 says:

    I’m pretty sure Kanye isn’t moving to Chicago either. He literally just says stuff.

  4. ByTheSea says:

    That latex outfit with the see-through shoes is the exact same one from the Kylie post, no?

    Kanye is not well and he’s unmedicated. If it weren’t for his fame and connections, Kim would have divorced him a long time ago.

    • jwoolman says:

      He might be skipping doses even if generally taking the meds. Depending on his exact diagnosis, that could cause a lot of problems. Or there may be a problem getting the dose right. Some people are relatively drug-resistant even when the required meds for the disorder are well known. They may not work well for a particular individual.

      • Swack says:

        My question is, Is Kanye even following up on whether the meds are working or not. I have 2 grandsons on meds for ADHD. They have a med check at least once every 6 months. If he isn’t taking the meds correctly then regulating them is going to be difficult. He’s a grown adult and should be following Drs plan to get those meds regulated. I believe he thinks he doesn’t need meds and therefore either doesn’t take them properly (takes only when he thinks he needs them) or he self medicated when necessary.

    • Juls says:

      Re: the dress. It might be, considering it looks like a used thrift store dress because there is either a hole or a bleach stain on the front of it. Why?!

  5. Birdie says:

    Honestly, Kim has to endure a lot with him. When the robbery happened she needed a supportive husband and got Kanye going crazy. She had to go through her own traumatic experience and care for Kanye at the same time. I think she truly cares for him but I see her filing for divorce soon. The PEOPLE article reads like a wife over her erratic husband and I wouldn’t hold it against her. We all know Kim is not a ride or die chick, when it gets hard she would bail and save herself. But she stuck it out but I guess everyone has a limit.

    • jwoolman says:

      She may not feel the need for a divorce if they live apart so much. She might not want to go hunting for Husband #4.

    • Laur says:

      I would say he needed her just as much if not more when he had his breakdown. What did she do? Decided to have another kid and then said he was just expressing his creativity…

  6. Carnivalbaby says:

    Donald Trump and Kanye West sound like they have similar personalities. It must be absolutely exhausting being a partner to either of them.

  7. RBC says:

    Called this. Since People magazine is very celebrity friendly, this was leaked on purpose by someone in the Kardashian family ,cough “PMK” cough.
    Interesting storyline for KUWTK: The Kardashian/Jenner sisters( Kim, Kourtney, Kylie and Khloe )
    juggle their busy careers and the responsibilities of being single mothers. While at the same time looking for love. All under the watchful eye of wise matriarch Kris Jenner

  8. Goldengirlslover34 says:

    I figured she wouldn’t be moving. She has three kids, North is in school and Kim is very close to her family. Her kids are close to their cousins. Also, Kanye tends to make these statements and it isn’t clear if he’s even fully discussed it with his family. He just kind of says it.

    It will be interesting to see if he moves to Chicago full time. This would be exhausting to me and I wouldn’t uproot my family either. Like we are not living apart so something would have to give; but everyone is different *kanye shrug.* If it works for them, ok.

  9. Dee Kay says:

    I actually think Kanye’s living in Chicago part-time might be good for their marriage. Kim is busy all on her own, she was busy before Kanye and she is busy today. Kanye probably uses work and philanthropy to help keep him occupied and be an outlet for his manic energy. I think they like each other fine but they might be two people who prioritize work, and need to put their time and thought into their work, above everything. They don’t *need* to be in each other’s company above everything. And of course, being Kanye’s wife helps Kim’s work a lot. But her main work is being around her family — her family is the show, her family is her brand, her kids and her sisters’ kids are the next generation of the show’s stars. I believe that show takes real work, too, I don’t think the Kardashians do “nothing,” what they do is transform their lives into television many weeks every year (not saying this is hard drudgery but it isn’t nothing). There’s no way Kim is leaving LA, and I’m sure she is fine if Kanye needs to be wherever he thinks he needs to be. If they see each other like 12 weeks out of 52 every year I think they’d be fine and even prefer it that way.

  10. Maddy says:

    This is just a new storyline for upcoming season of KUWTK. Very little about this family is organic. Everything pertaining to them is calculated and manufactured. $$$$$$$$

    • Chaine says:

      Exactly, there will be an episode where Kim pretends to consider he idea and all of the sisters’ backstabbing nasty conversation is about Kanye wanting to move to Chicago and how horrible and disruptive it would be to Kim to have to move.

    • Raven says:

      I agree this is just for the show.

  11. AnnaKist says:

    Meh. Move, don’t move… Those plastic shoes, though…

  12. Agenbiter says:

    Kanye and Kim had largely separate homes and lives when he was spending most of his time in Paris.

    The difference now is that he said he is *never* leaving Chicago again, which suggests he is not going to stick to the script anymore.

  13. Jessica says:

    Shocker. They never seem to spend much time together doubt there was ever much passion between them. Marriage of conviences for two social climbers.

  14. Meg says:

    if it all goes to hell she needs a famous husband to stay relevant-so she’ll never divorce him. if she’s got a guy on the side she keeps it on the down low because I can’t imagine someone as narcissistic as Kanye giving kim the attention she would require. that is a business partnership-not a marriage of love. she’s getting it from someone else. what a hollow life-yeesh

  15. Lea says:

    They are not living together now, so it won’t change much to their day to day life. He just shows up when they have to attend events together.
    I wonder what happened to his friendship with Riccardo Tisci.

  16. Yes Doubtful says:

    They are such a strange couple. They generally don’t even seem to want to be around each other. It’s like they both just settled for each other because their true loves (Amber and Reggie) moved on.

    • Patty says:

      Exactly. Although I do think Kanye had a romantic relationship with Tisci at some point. I think Kanye was in love and loved Amber Rose and Tisci but he’s in love with the idea of Kim; who at this point is practically a human blow up doll.