Kim Kardashian ‘needs some space’ from ‘super-controlling’ Kanye West

Kim Kardashian steps out of her hotel in Asian inspired top in NY

This is the third week in a row where either People Magazine or Us Weekly has run a “Kim Kardashian & Kanye West hate each other” story. What’s interesting – to me – is that Kim Kardashian has not gone above and beyond to deny the stories. There hasn’t been a big tweet storm about how she and Kanye are fine and haters need to shut up. Kim has posted some happy-family photos (both old and new) on Instagram, but… I don’t know, that doesn’t feel like a lot. I think Kim legitimately can’t stand Kanye these days. Pre-quarantine, it was easy for her to live a separate life away from Kanye, and they would only spend an hour here or there together, with the kids as buffers. But spending all this time together as a family… yeah. I buy that they’re “at each other’s throats.” And more.

All is not quiet on the West front. Things between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have not improved in quarantine, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Kim feels like she needs some space from Kanye,” the source says, noting the mogul also feels like she’s on her own when it comes to parenting their four kids: North, 6, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and 12-month-old Psalm. “She is trying to be a great mom, focus on law school and her work commitments and it’s hard to do all of this without Kanye helping as much as he can. ”

His “super-controlling” nature hasn’t been easy to handle either. “Kim’s been feeling as though he’s been trying to impose his views on her life,” says the source.

Us first reported in April that trouble had been brewing between the reality star, 39, and the rapper. “Kim and Kanye have been arguing a lot during the quarantine,” an insider revealed, adding that the Yeezy designer, 42, was more focused “on creating” than caring for the children. “Kanye is really getting on Kim’s nerves.”

While quarantine has certainly been a test for the pair, who’ve been married for six years, it’s also given them a chance to air out their problems. “They’ve had more time together to talk about their feelings, about the kids, her law career goals and his business ideas,” adds the first source. “She’s trying to keep her family together, especially for the kids’ sake.”

[From Us Weekly]

“She’s trying to keep her family together, especially for the kids’ sake.” God that annoys me. Especially since she chose to have Chicago and Psalm (via gestational carrier) with Kanye even after he had the breakdown in 2016. She was considering divorcing him back then, but the deal she made with herself (and with Kanye) is that she would stick around, have two more children and live a separate life away from Kanye. And now those band-aid babies are the reason why she’s trying to stick it out? It’s dysfunctional as all get-out. And who would have guessed that Kanye’s latest evangelical-preacher persona would be so anti-woman and anti-feminist? Oh, right. Everyone.

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  1. S says:

    No matter what I think of these two (spoiler alert: very little), there is no scenario where living with a man with untreated mental illness is a good choice for children.

    These particular kids have the buffer of wealth and staff between themselves and their father, but the idea that this family unit is something that should be preserved for their benefit, as long as West refuses to take the medication and get the help he needs, is repulsive.

    He’s not eccentric, or controlling, or anything else—I mean, he probably is, but that’s not the underlaying issue—he’s bipolar. We let his wealth hide how awful that is for him, and everyone around him, but it’s not “genius,” it’s a serious illness that, untreated, almost inevitably leads to early death in most sufferers. No one is doing this man a favor by ignoring or indulging him, and it’s gross that it’s even portrayed that way.

    • osito says:

      I realize this is entirely hypocritical of me, but I don’t think there’s needs to be any comment on this situation but this one. So well put and so on the mark. I hope Kim invests in on-going family therapy for her and the kids, with or without Kanye in their lives. I don’t want to hear about it, I just hope it’s happening.

    • GR says:

      @S – ‘it’s not “genius,” it’s a serious illness’ – yes, thank you!

    • Teresa says:

      Forgive my ignorance but genuine question why does bipolar disorder lead to an earlier death? Like suicide? I have an anxiety disorder so I know that stress can lead to issues like heart attack, so is that more pronounced in bipolar cases as well?

      • S says:

        Suicide, addiction, extreme risk taking, mania-related stress, avoidance of other health care, lack of basic care during depressive episodes.

      • Jojo says:

        Hi! I’m a therapist. Suicide rates are pretty high, but what impairs the most, besides losing Jobs, relationships, money, etc, is cognitive deterioration after each episode. It depends on the person. The fact that they openly state that he doesn’t take medication is so irresponsable, and it angers me so much. They influence a lot of people. Medication adherence is one of the most common problems with these patients, it’s really difficult to get it to stick. And it’s the most important aspect of treatment. We do everything in our power to give them care si we can prevent an episode. And these people talk like it’s seasonal allergies or something, like “well, thats life”. And again this Bipolar equals genius statement. That’s exactly what the disorders makes you believe.
        If You want yo keep your “Genius”, better do the treatment and take the apropiate meds.

    • Kirilli says:

      Thank you so much for your well thought comment. I grew up with an Untreated bipolar father and looking back I am so happy that my parents divorced when I was 5 and I would only see him every other weekend.
      My father still manage to hurt me in many psychological and emotional ways. The control, the outbursts, mood swings, sometimes calling me names, etc. Thinking he was the smartest in the room and making people around him think they’re stupid even though he was never able to hold a job or to be financially independent (his parents covered for him until they die)
      It is a terrible illness that cause manipulative/narcissistic behaviours and it destroy the confidence and the ability to be happy in children. She is putting her children at risk to develop mental health issues later.

      • S says:

        I’m so terrifically sorry for what you went through, but appreciate you sharing your experience. When I see stories about Kayne, how his mental health is effecting his children is what always comes to mind. All the wealth in the world can’t insulate you from a parent’s mental illness. It’s not gossip, it’s an ongoing health crisis.

        Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness. It doesn’t get better without treatment, and it doesn’t go away. Think of it like Type 1 diabetes. You can live a long and happy life with the disease, but you’ll always have it. There are lifestyle choices you can make that help, but professional medical treatment, like glucose monitoring and insulin, are required to survive and thrive.

      • me says:

        People like that should never have children. It’s good the kids have buffers and protection from the tribe.

      • E.B. Mann says:

        I don’t know if he’s bipolar or not, but he’s definitely a misogynist. And that could be a bigger problem for Kim on a day-to-day basis. You wanna assume traditional gender roles? Then don’t be surprised when THE MAN acts like a prick.

    • Maple says:

      @S
      WELL SAID 👏👏👏

  2. Lenn says:

    Hope he is not interfering with her law degree. Ever since his religious obsession it seems like he has wanted her to take on a traditional role..maybe that is starting to bother her.

    • Charlie says:

      You can’t get a law degree if you’re not going to law school.

      • Yoyo says:

        Check out California laws, about law school.

      • ME says:

        I was about to say the same thing. She’s NOT in Law School! She is studying for the Bar. She can get a license to practice law. But by all means, she will not have a Law Degree.

      • Charlie says:

        A degree (any degree) is earned by attending and completing a course of study from an accredited educational institution. Passing the bar is a licensing procedure (and in California you have to sit an apprenticeship of 18 hours a week for four years in an attorney’s office, pass a first year law students’ ‘baby bar’, and more, before you can take the bar). Since the 1990s a total of about 300 apprentices have passed the bar. Anything else you’d like to know about California’s requirements for practicing law, @Yoyo?

      • Sparky says:

        I’ve been wondering why we haven’t heard anything about her taking/passing the baby bar. My understanding is that you have to take it after you complete your first year of reading the law and I believe she’s been at it for more than a year. (Reading the law is the technical term for what she’s doing as opposed to getting a law degree. She will NOT have a J.D.) I would think she’d go public with the news if she’d passed.

        One really important difference between reading the law and attending/graduating from law school is that law school teaches critical thinking via the Socratic Method. There is a huge difference between the two. (FTR, I have a J.D. and am a member of the CA and IL Bars.)

      • Snappyfish says:

        I’m sorry, but please. This will never happen.
        She is required by CA to do the filling BEFORE she can sit for the bar exam

        - Sit in a practicing attorney’s office for 18 hours per week for a period of four continuous years
        - Passage of the First-Year Law Students’ Examination
        - A positive moral character determination
        - Passage of the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination
        - Passage of the California Bar Examination

  3. Lynn says:

    Being surprised that Kayne is an a$$hat feels the same as people claiming to be surprised at Trump’s antics. How can you be surprised. When people show you who they are, believe them.

  4. minx says:

    So much bad taste on display.

  5. Justwastingtime says:

    Feel sorry for the children.. that’s all I got

  6. lucy2 says:

    This is so not where she expected to end up when they first go together.
    The minute any guy put on a MAGA hat, I’d drop him.

  7. Lightpurple says:

    My sympathies and concerns are for the four children who had no choice in this matter.
    I have no sympathy for the selfish woman who chose to bring four innocent children into the world, knowing that their father suffered serious mental illness and refused to treat it.

    And didn’t we hear two or three weeks ago that she sent him and several of the kids off to Wyoming?

    Also, speaking as an attorney, dealing with casework and the courts while in lock down is extremely difficult for most of us right now. I seriously doubt that whoever her advisor is has much time for reviewing Kim’s studies.

  8. ME says:

    Doesn’t she ever need space from her controlling mother too?

  9. lassie says:

    The pepto pantsuit is not a good look.

    • minx says:

      Pepto pantsuit! 😂 And she has matching gloves, the whole deal, but then she’s wearing what looks like my old gardening flip flops.

    • Barfly says:

      There was a clip on Instagram of Kim & her staff struggling to pull that stupid outfit on. The sound of the latex skidding across her skin was gross & hilarious at the same time. Oh and at one point they thought they ripped it. The look of fear on her face was priceless

    • Alyse says:

      I hope they divorce, purely so she can start dressing better!
      I don’t remember the last time she wore something flattering…

      Only nice thing about them as a couple is that they make beautiful kids.

  10. Jules says:

    Why would Kim deny these stories, she’s the one leaking to the mags! This all feels like a well-timed and escalating roll-out for a divorce. Also, he looks possessed in that photo.

    • ME says:

      It’s just a way to get attention. They don’t want the world to forget about them. She ain’t leaving him. He’s supposedly worth billions. Maybe their pre-nup favors her though, who knows. Maybe they’ll make a divorce announcement right before the premiere of the next season of their show.

      • Sarah says:

        Yep. This.

        Khloé is getting all the attention right now and Kim cried to mummy about it. Kanye isn’t going anywhere.

  11. Sparky says:

    I’m sure that living with Kanye is difficult. I’m bipolar and before I was diagnosed/treated living with me was problematic. That said, I still get the impression that making all this public is a ploy to get more public attention. Specifically, they see how much attention the Cavallari/Cutler divorce is getting and PMK and Kim want some of that for themselves.

    • minx says:

      Yes to all of this. I can imagine Kim and PMK huffing and pouting about Cavallari/Cutler and then getting busy on a storyline.

  12. Anilehcim says:

    I’m always skeptical about these stories bc until the day that the Kanye loses all fans and credibility, Kim is gonna cling to him for dear life. No one took anyone from that family seriously until she got into a relationship with Kanye, and frankly, I think she values being able to run in the same circles as couture designers and Anna Wintour over what’s actually good or healthy for her and her children in the long run.

    Everybody knows Kanye is unwell and controlling, but there’s Kim’s dumb ass letting him treat her like his personal blow up doll that he gets to dress up. I wouldn’t last 5 minutes in a relationship with a man who told me that my sexiness hurts his soul. She’s done a bit to somewhat redeem herself and appear to be less vapid lately, but she’s still an idiot who values fame above all.

  13. Sid says:

    Looks like that access to A-list fashion and entertainment circles came at a price. I don’t think she ever would have married him if not for that.

  14. Suz says:

    This might be interesting if it wasn’t just the script from the upcoming season of KUWTK.

  15. February Pisces says:

    I think the Kardashian’s squeeze as much sperm out of their men before they send them to the scrap heap. I don’t doubt Kanye is annoying to live with, but she has no real use for him now. But who would take her on next, any guy would be mad to get involved with this family.

  16. Joanna says:

    Sorry I don’t buy that they are living together. And why would Kim complain about him helping with the kids? She doesn’t help w them either! Either she’s prepping for a divorce or she wants to seem like one of us

  17. me says:

    That proves the uselessness (at best) in believing celebrities on any topic. Most of them are frauds and people buy their crap. What “family” is that when you can’t stand each other if you live together for two damn months in a huge house, with access to the gardens of paradise outside and no worries about money, all luxury and comfort. I would say your use of “family” is something else from what normal people mean when using that word. So let’s clarify our terms here. She is living is some kind of dream and believes herself to be relateble , and she just isn’t. In the meantime her fans compare their married lives with her idyllic projections and get the short end of the stick, while she feeds on all those millions of likes on instagram or magazines sold with her “family” on cover. What a fraud.

  18. Pj says:

    It’s interesting to me that the two youngest babies look absolutely nothing like Kanye. The family resemblance between North & Kanye is unmissable. I wonder whether Kim quietly used a sperm donor after Kanye’s breakdown.