Kim Kardashian & Kanye ‘have been arguing a lot during the quarantine’

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, their daughter North West, and family attend Kanye's 'Sunday Service' in Paris

Less than a week ago, we heard that Kanye West had suddenly grabbed the kids and taken them to his dome in Wyoming, leaving Kim Kardashian in Calabasas. I wondered about that. I wondered about the cover story of “Kanye wanted Kim to have some time to herself.” This lockdown is no joke and I don’t even have kids, and I can’t imagine how Kim is managing in that bland home with four kids and a dome-obsessed husband. Turns out, there was a bit more to the story, at least according to Us Weekly:

Trouble at home. The coronavirus pandemic is testing everyone right now, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are no exception.

“Kim and Kanye have been arguing a lot during the quarantine,” a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. “Kanye is really getting on Kim’s nerves.” The 42-year-old rapper — who Forbes recently named a billionaire, thanks largely to his Yeezy sneaker line — has been “focused on creating” lately, according to the source. As a result, the 39-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star feels like “all the parenting duties are falling on her.”

Kardashian and West, who tied the knot in Italy in May 2014, are the parents of North, 6, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 11 months.

“Kim finds it frustrating that [Kanye] doesn’t ask her how he can help with the kids,” the source tells Us.

This is not the first time that the couple have hit a rough patch. In 2016, a Kardashian friend told Us exclusively that the E! personality had “felt trapped” in her marriage “for a while.” However, she was dedicated to “being a supportive wife” on the heels of the Grammy winner’s much-publicized breakdown that November, according to the pal.

[From Us Weekly]

Yeah, I honestly still believe that Kim came very close to filing for divorce from Kanye in late 2016. Her marriage was struggling and she consulted divorce attorneys and really considered leaving. Is she going through another phase like that? Perhaps. I kind of doubt this is just about Kanye and their marriage though – my guess is that Kim’s fleet of nannies haven’t been working during the lockdown and Kim is actually having to spend more time with the kids than she ever has in her life. Thus, the strain. But this is definitely something to keep our eyes on, post-lockdown. There will be a lot of people filing for divorce this summer.

Kim Kardashian and hubby Kanye West pose for a photo at the WSJ Innovator Awards in NYC

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  1. Ali says:

    Kim is a Kate.

    She will never divorce her husband.

    I can see kanye leaving her.

    • Noki says:

      she is definitely a Kate when it comes to Kanye..she was never submissive in her past relationships. I wondered a while why she stayed and the cynical me says it makes sense now because of his net worth. Not because she needs money but better to be married to such status.

      • Sara says:

        She’s never really seemed that into Kanye (for example, the way she was with Reggie). There’s no chemistry between them. In the beginning, she liked that Kanye wanted to dress her up like a doll, supposedly teach her about fashion, and that as the bigger star, he could give her a level of credibility and access that she didn’t have (e.g. a Met ball invite).

        I imagine the only reason she’s stayed in this longer than past relationships is because they have kids. That, and she probably wanted to have all her kids with him before potentially leaving. It works because they spend a lot of time apart and she’s focused on her work and kids instead of their relationship.

      • February Pisces says:

        I think she definitely WAS a ‘kate’ in the beginning when she was just a tacky reality star and he was an acclaimed rapper, but the tables have turned. At first people couldn’t believe why he would even go out with her. He opened up doors for her enabling serious fashion houses take her seriously. She got her first invite to the met gala because of him, and vogue initially cut her out of the picture. And then she got on the cover of vogue. All of that because of him. But now I feel Kim is ready to go back at it alone again, because she still had a career before him, he just helped her evolve. I think in the beginning the Kardashian’s would listen to everything Kanye would say because as an artist he is respected and he actually does come across as very intelligent even if I don’t agree with everything he says. He was different to all the other men who had gone before. But he has since gone downhill, and they don’t really need him anymore.

    • babsjohnson says:

      I can’t see any of them with anyone else. I would be really surprised if they were to divorce.

    • L says:

      She’s not a Kate. I actually think she appears to struggle with commitment. And, she stans Elizabeth Taylor who was married something like 7 times.

      Also, I never saw the love that ppl speak of between Reggie and Kim. She seemed to be using him.. but that’s just my observation.

  2. Annaloo. says:

    Oh boy

  3. Mina_Esq says:

    Plus the added stress of her face melting away with each passing day that she doesn’t have access to Botox.

    • josephine says:

      I think the real story here is the stress from not getting the attention these people need to stay relevant and profitable. Hence, a “relatable” story about how hard it is to be in lockdown. These “celebrity” types just can’t have the good grace to be extremely thankful for (and quiet about) their good fortunes and enjoy their security, money, services, huge homes, etc. etc. while everyone else has real problems. Then again I’ve always suspected that the money this particular family shows off is all a bit of a shell game, so maybe they do need to continue the hustle.

      • Swack says:

        This^^^^

      • Ronaldinhio says:

        Friends of mine have all the help they have ever had pre lockdown
        Hairdressers to their homes, ditto nails
        Shopping, fresh bread and wine deliveries
        Nanny still there. Cleaners and gardeners coming
        They say it is to support than financially but if it was they’d pay at least their regular staff and let them stay at home

  4. Tiffany says:

    Of course they are. The plan was never for them to be in the same state at the same time, let alone the same house for prolonged periods of time.

  5. Lenn says:

    I’m sure he doesn’t help much with the kids. And that never used to be a problem with all the nannies around. I think a husband who is not home is less annoying than one who is home, but hiding out in his studio or something.

  6. ME says:

    I highly doubt she doesn’t have a full staff in her home 24/7, even during lockdown. No way is Kim and Kanye taking care of their own kids, cooking, cleaning, and home schooling. No way. She probably has her staff living with them or has her staff staying in one of her other homes so she can guarantee the staff stays virus free.

    Also, Kim is about money. Kanye is supposedly now worth $3 billion. She ain’t letting go. Yeah she’s rich, but she’s not THAT rich on her own…she ain’t Kylie lol.

    • S says:

      Yeah, I think it’s adorable when people actually assume that celebs/the rich are just doing without any help during this whole thing. I mean, sure, some probably are, but most are just moving their assistants, nannies and housekeepers in to keep them working. They might have LESS staff than in normal times, but very few of the truly rich have no staff, even during shelter in place.

      • STRIPE says:

        Also there is the chance that an assistant or nanny lived on the property pre lockdown – so they are in lockdown together anyway

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        Can’t remember where I saw it now, but there was an article about nannies and what’s being expected of them during the pandemic that was floating around recently.

      • AMA1977 says:

        @Alarmjaguar, I think I found the article you referenced and it broke my heart. The two families who were taking care of their nanny made me glad that there are some people who don’t lose their humanity when they get rich, but the other three stories were so sad and frustrating. People are not things. It’s the same argument over the economy. What good is money if you’re dead?

    • Christina says:

      Me and S, agreed.

      People with money make arrangements with financially vulnerable people. People with less money than Kim and Kanye have hired live-in help who need the money, and if you are the breadwinner in your family with no other money coming in now because of the virus, you will move in with your rich boss to keep your family going even if you can’t come home. A lot of people are willing to do that to keep food on their families’ tables and get rent paid.

      Lots of people in my family from Mexico have come to the states, left spouses and children for years, to send money home. It’s been a regular thing for generations in a lot of Mexican families with relatives in the U.S. Dubai has single people from all over the world, refugees, who live away from their families to send money home.

      The wealthy of the world see themselves as doing the poor a favor. It’s sad and complicated, because the rich do provide a lot of funding to families this way, and these families don’t want handouts. They want work. They are still exploited in many cases. Kim probably pays well, though. There aren’t horror story rumors floating around that I know of about the Kardashians being cheap about that kind of stuff.

  7. S says:

    You’re saying that the guy who compared himself to Jesus, only better, and once said his greatest regret in life is never being able to see himself live, is hard to be with 24/7. Wow. I’m shook by this shocking revelation.

    • Louise says:

      They’re both narcissistic assholes, and Kanye is the type who likes the sound of his own voice.

  8. Faithmobile says:

    I don’t see her leaving either, her entire identity has merged with his. When my husband worked all the time, we never argued and we always appreciated the time we had with each other. Quarantine has changed things…but most of us married folk will stick together and be stronger for it (even if we wanted kill each other a bunch of times).

    • molly says:

      Her identity is merged with him, and I don’t think she wants to have a third divorce. She’s also very smug with her sisters that she’s the only one married to the dad of her kids.

  9. Grant says:

    I feel for Kim. Kanye is basically another child she has to take care of so I would imagine that it’s quite taxing in her household at the moment.

    • Christina says:

      I don’t feel for her. She fell for a guy who was obsessed with how she looked. He fell in love with that and got to know her later, but she needed someone who worshipped her, and he needed someone who looked like her who he could influence and mold, and he did. She got to hang with the cool kids at Vogue and in Milan. They each got what they wanted. Not an ideal foundation for a relationship in my mind, but that’s their bond.

  10. Veronica S. says:

    I mean, who isn’t fighting and overstressed over children right now?

    BUT…

    I do think, sometimes, that a lot of the wealthy are careless with pumping out babies for exactly the reason that they don’t have to raise them. It’s very easy to enjoy parenthood when you can pay somebody to do all the hard labor of it. Middle class women have already figured out you can’t “have it all,” which is part of why I think we’re starting to see a downward trend in childbirth rates with Millennials and Gen Z.

    • CherryL says:

      So true. Plus, they can now pay people to carry their babies and it’s also very cheap for them.

  11. Busyann says:

    I read an article that said experts did not expect a baby boom because of this. They said most people assume that more babies would be born because people are trapped together, but the experts said this is not a happy time to be trapped together. They said it’s a stressful time and the lockdown is significantly impacting the economy, so people usually dont have babies during times of stress and financial concerns. I agree, a lot of couples are not going to make it long after this. I don’t think Kanye and Kim are one of those couples though. My guesses Katy and Orlando, Ben and Ana (if they’re even real), Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie, and Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes.

    • ME says:

      I think I heard that China had a huge increase in divorces because of the lockdown. I don’t see a baby boom happening either. Firstly, people are losing their jobs and are financially insecure. Second, those that have kids already and are “stuck” with them 24/7 are probably pulling their hair out and wondering why they had kids in the first place lol. The only people I can see getting pregnant during this lockdown are those who don’t already have kids lol. So yeah, I assume a lot of “first born” babies will be born within 9 months or so ha ha.

      • Salted Watermelon says:

        I definitely think the people getting pregnant during lockdown are going to be the ones who don’t have kids already.

    • Flamingo says:

      Why Reese? Did I miss a story on that? The others all make sense.

      • Busyann says:

        No news about Reese. I just get weird vibes from their marriage lately. I’m a, fairly recent, big fan of hers so maybe I’m way off. Lol, that’s more likely.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    Please.

    He’s still good for press, which is all they care about. Especially if it paints Kim is the light of being some long suffering, noble wife sticking by her husband. These two totally deserve each other.

    These grifters aren’t going to do anything with him until at least after the election because Kanye is still a good conduit to the White House and that is their new prize.

  13. Amelie says:

    If these two make it through the pandemic, I guess they can survive anything. But Kim and Kanye really don’t spend that much time together right? During North’s pregnancy, wasn’t Kanye recording an album and gone for long stretches of time? It’s totally normal to want space for yourself as couples are being tested like never before. But they both thrive on attention and with all events being canceled, they have nothing to focus on except for each other and the kids. It’s clear things are bad if Kanye had to go all the way to Wyoming to give her “space” when she lives in a huge bland mansion.

    • February Pisces says:

      Remember when North was born and Kim was living with kris, there is no way that Kanye west was living in kris jenners spare room for 2 years.

  14. Jules says:

    cue the divorce rollout!

  15. FHMom says:

    She is trying desperately to keep her name and image out there. It isn’t easy staying relevant during this lockdown. Are they arguing? Probably, because they usually don’t spend much time together. But please don’t tell me she is caring for her kids without nannies. I don’t believe that for a minute. What I do believe is that the nannies have no place to take the kids so they are bothering her more.

  16. Chelly says:

    The ugliest sneakers in life & hes a billionaire. People really buy ANYTHING (it’s mostly broke people trying to have something “highend” or middle class people saying “I can afford it”) I dont believe ANYONE buys them cause they think its nice

  17. Mrs. Peel says:

    As if she’d ever leave a billionaire. Please.

  18. SomeChick says:

    Gotta admit, I love that denim top with the stays. It actually looks good on her & is an interesting design.

  19. Sojaschnitzel says:

    I did not need to see this caramel cameltoe today. Or ever, really.

  20. SM says:

    I have small kids. And a day job. All in lockdown. A preschooler needing preparation. Still, I would rather volunteer to have more kids that exchange it for a day in lockdown with Kanye. The man is the definition of delusion disguised as a sour puss.

  21. GR says:

    Just think how sick the kids must be of both of them!