Kim Kardashian no longer considering divorce: ‘Kim still sees divorce as a last resort’

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A week ago, Kim Kardashian spent about 24 hours in Wyoming with Kanye West. It was the first time they’d seen each other face-to-face in weeks, and they’d barely spoken to each other in those weeks leading up to the meeting. Kanye had been in a full-blown manic state, which we’ve seen from him before, but this manic episode felt different for Kim because he attacked her and her family in tweets. Kanye ended up apologizing to Kim via a tweet and she went to Wyoming to try to convince him to see his doctors or accept help. Immediately following that meeting, we heard a lot about how Kim “feels trapped” and she was very close to filing for divorce. But now… not so much?

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are trying to make their marriage work. After sources told PEOPLE that the reality star, 39, made a trip to Cody, Wyoming, to tell her rapper husband, 43, face to face that “their marriage is over and to say goodbye,” a source now says Kardashian is willing to repair their marriage. Though West had been ignoring Kardashian prior to their emotional meetup, the pair have been more in touch since she returned to Los Angeles, a source tells PEOPLE.

“After Kim left Cody, she and Kanye have been talking more. She feels like she did reach him on some levels during that trip,” the source says. “Before the trip, she was ready to end her marriage. But Kanye has been listening to her concerns. He has made some promises to her. Kim still sees divorce as a last resort. She is not there yet.”

“Kanye suggested that they take a family trip together and Kim agreed. She wants to do everything she can to save her marriage,” adds the source. “It’s all very complicated though. Kim wants him to get proper help and Kanye still doesn’t want to. Kim is just taking things day by day right now. She isn’t sure if their marriage can be saved, but she is willing to keep trying for their kids.”

The source explains that the Kardashian-Jenner family as a whole wants West to “get proper help” as they remain concerned for his mental health. “Kim’s family is supporting her as usual. They hate seeing her upset and struggling though,” says the source. “Although they understand that bipolar disorder is something very complex, Kanye causes a lot of hurt for the whole family. Everyone wants him to get proper help.”

[From People]

Ugh. I feel sorry for Kim. Kanye is like Lucy with the football and Kim is like Charlie Brown, believing that Kanye is finally going to show up for their marriage and their family and take his mental health seriously. Considering his quieter behavior over the past week, I’ve said before that I think the worst of this particular manic episode is over, and that’s all this is. This is an unmedicated man with bipolar disorder making promises to his wife which he will not keep long-term. That being said, I also believed that Kim was always going to have a personal issue with leaving Kanye when he was in a bad state – I think she is genuinely worried that if and when she files for divorce and leaves him, he will get much, much worse.


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  1. shanaynay says:

    Yada, yada, yada! I believe I’ve heard this song a few times now.


    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I think this is a rehearsal of what is true but inevitable
      In the end nothing works and it becomes too much but she also lives with the fear of child custody battles/his negatively escalating public messages and potential suicidality
      She cannot stay or go

    • Jules says:

      I’m playing a tiny violin that is getting smaller and smaller.

  2. Smices says:

    She’s transforming into Naomi Campbell.

    • Lemons says:

      She really does want to be this mixture of Naomi and Beyonce.

      The whole point of this TMZ drama is to feel sorry for her.
      I’m sorry for the rest of us who have to watch this play out on gossip blogs while they laugh to the bank. YZY for Gap is hiring, so I don’t think anyone is losing money, no one is feeling shame, and they’ll be back to the same antics when they finally release his album.

    • Starkille says:

      LOL, In her dreams maybe

    • I am Mimi says:

      Blackfishing at its worst. I find them all so annoying at this point.

    • Cerise says:

      OMG, that was my first thought ,too!
      It really is disturbing how much her face changes every year, and even more so how she tries to emulate black women.

    • yinyang says:

      She has body dismorphia for sure.

    • Mustang Sally says:

      My first thought is that in the last picture, she looks like Sade.

  3. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

    A “family trip” is a bandaid. If he committed to staying in L.A. for 6 straight months and seeing a marriage counselor and a psychiatrist in that time, then I would think their marriage has a shot. Still, I don’t blame Kim for not being ready to pull the trigger on divorce. That is a big decision and it takes some people a long time to accept that their partner will never fully step up.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      I think she knows he’ll never fully step up. She also knows that she has more control over things as his wife. She can see manic episodes coming on more quickly, protect her kids without going through the courts and more easily convince Kanye she is on his side in order to get him help, among other things. If they were a normal couple living together 24/7 and not in the public eye, they would likely be divorced. It’s safest for the kids if Kim stays married to Kanye until they are older. She needs all lines of communication as open as possible. Just imagine if North had been in Wyoming when Kanye was going off about wanting to abort her. I don’t think it’s even true unless it had to do with the complications Kim was facing. Which is understandable to an adult, but not to a small child.

    • Jules says:

      It’s all a joke, total PR.

      • Poisonella says:

        Ratings and money. He is on his way to saying or doing something so awful it will force her hand. She’ll wring every dime out of him she can first.

    • Amy Too says:

      But why does she keep going to people to tell us she’s getting divorced then? I get that it might be an internal struggle she’s having and she’s not sure which road to take and she just doesn’t know what to do yet…. but why do they keep updating us if it’s really such a tumultuous emotional rollercoaster for her? It seems like they use these reports to either manipulate Kanye into doing what they need him to do, or garnering huge amounts of sympathy for Kim (which based on comments, seems to be working really well.)

      If she is so in love with him and their marriage is so very important to her, then why is she always talking to the media about him and their marriage? People keep saying they sympathize with her because it’s super hard to be in love with someone with bipolar who is refusing treatment because your life is made miserable, but you love and care about the person so much that you don’t want to give up hope of their getting better and contributing to the marriage and family again. That’s based on the idea that Kim loves Kanye though. That she sees him as a normal husband. That she wants him to live with her and the children and be an active husband and father. I….. don’t think she wants any of that though. I don’t think she wants anyone, including her husband, interfering with her life, her work, her money, her kardashian family, or how she raises her children. I also get the sense that Kim is maybe not capable of/interested in romantic love. I don’t think she has ever had those kinds of romantic/sexual/passionate feelings for anyone in her life. She knows that other people find her sexy and she can make a living off that, but she seems so completely asexual to me. I think she loves her mother, her sisters, and her children. But she seems not only asexual to me, but aromantic. Like she views marriage as a business contract and a husband as a necessity for making a set of legal, “legitimate,” full-sibling children.

      • Edwin says:

        Amy Too Says I believe your summation is spot on, the breakdown to me seems so factual.

      • yinyang says:

        She kinda seemed hot for Kris Humphries when they were dating…maybe…maybe not, idk. But stuck in a rut marriages have a way of making people asexual.

      • Nikki J. says:

        This is exactly how I feel about her too! I have never, ever gotten the impression that Kim and Kanye have a super sexual, romantic, or intimate relationship.

      • Joanna says:

        That’s how I feel about her as well!

    • Ellie says:

      To Kim though, “hard work” is showing up to a photoshoot on time and being polite to people. Legit, she has used those as examples of what a hard worker she is.

      Putting actual work into a marriage seems so above and beyond anything she is capable of, regardless of who she is married to.

  4. amanda says:

    Just go away Kanye Kim and the entire K klan!

    • shanaynay says:

      I couldn’t agree more with you. I’ve been waiting for their 15 minutes to be up!

    • minx says:

      Thank you. I cannot stomach the whole family.

    • Jules says:

      But it’s time for a super convenient photo op, showing off their adorable kids! We are supposed to forget all the horrific things Kanye has said. Just focus on these happy photos and know that Kim is winning here.

  5. HK9 says:

    Please, she probably said that as she was on the way to have her lawyer draw up the papers. They will be divorced soon.

    • nic says:

      She got the American government to recognize the Armenian genocide. I see the issues with her and her family but I think she is a complex but loving person.

      • Alisha says:

        LOL no, she didn’t. There were many, many people before her who worked worked for years to get it recognized.

        I do not really think it is that complex, she’s a narcissist who likes attention.

      • minx says:

        Alisha, co sign.

      • Grant says:

        Yet it wasn’t until Kim Kardashian generated press and publicity about the horrors of the Armenian Genocide that most people actually knew about the historical atrocity. No one is saying that there weren’t other people involved with advocating on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide but I don’t understand why people are so dead-set on discrediting Kim Kardashian’s involvement. I mean, the Armenian Genocide ended in 1923 approximately, and until Kim Kardashian got involved I’d be willing to bet that the average American knew next to nothing about this tragedy.

      • Léna says:

        @Grant, if some people (Americans?) waited until Kim K to learn about the Armenian genocide than the problem is much deeper than that lol

      • Stacy Dresden says:

        At least she has made efforts for Armenia, reproductive rights, and prison reform.

  6. Livethelifeaquatic says:

    It took me two years to finally file for divorce. And when I did it was March at the beginning of COVID.
    There is a lot of fear involved, mostly of what will be lost and the unknowns. Most of my fears materialized, it’s true. Yet I am still happier and healthier than I was in that relationship.

    Although I don’t have strong feelings for either one of these people, divorce is difficult no matter what

    • Swack says:

      Good for you. It has taken my daughter quite a while to file for divorce. She, also, is a lot better off. It’s not an easy decision.

    • Grant says:

      As a former divorce attorney–my thoughts are with you. The divorce process is a grueling one, even if it is mostly amicable, but YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT. One day, this will be a chapter in your life that you look back on and smile about because of your own resilience and how much you learned and grew as a person. Lots of love to you.

    • TaraBest says:

      Finally filing for divorce was one of the hardest things I have ever done. The process was brutal and I also had to watch my worst fears come true throughout the process. That being said, it’s been 2 years now and I know every day it was the right thing to do.

      You’ll come out of this knowing just how strong you are, and you’ll shape a new life that’s even better than you could’ve imagined. Divorce is a loss, even when it’s the right thing to do, but it will open up new parts of your life for the better. Sending you comfort and wishing you all the best.

  7. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    She’s probably worried about the children and the prospect of shared custody.

  8. Chelly says:

    Personally I think shes trying to prove something publically because they dont even live together full time.

  9. Jane Doe says:

    Shared images of Kim K that aren’t accompanied by a critical commentary (essentially always saying we ALL know what she is doing with the blackface) really do a number on me. It really has a negative impact. I didn’t think I cared so much, but I really have a reaction to the images. I love my dark skin but deal with misogynoir everyday.
    Separately, if this person truly cared, I think she would take more time to consider the impact for her children in how she publicly manages this situation. No doubt this man is equally difficult, an awful person and severely challenged by serious mental health all at the same time.

    • Alisha says:

      Thank you! She does it in so many photos and it drives me nuts!

    • yinyang says:

      YEs, it happens a lot in interracial relationship, I know a white woman married to asian man always emulating asian woman, and an asian woman married to a white man doing same thing too. People of all races need to have a healthier sense of self.

    • Joanna says:

      That’s how I feel about her as well! I’m white and have dated and married 2 black men. I didn’t do African American cosplay like she does. To me, it’s disrespectful af to AA women. I wish more people called her out on it.

  10. AnnaKist says:

    Cannot stand these people, but, oooooo, the kiddies are so cute! How quickly they’ve grown. Fine, I’ll say it. Kim looks pretty when she smiles.

  11. Angel says:

    I think she knows that if she leaves him and decide to divorce he will throw her family under the bus and he has more clout in the entertainment industry. I hope he takes his meds and that everything gets resolved for the sake of their kids.

  12. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    The reason for Kim not divorcing is 15% fear that he’ll go off the deep end, 85% protecting her career.
    As I wrote in other posts, a woman who has conformed so much to her partner’s desires is not going to leave easily.

  13. jferber says:

    She’s gone and got another new face. The agony of her marriage has never stopped the constant plastic surgery and nips and tucks. I don’t believe the marriage was ever “real.” She has four beautiful children. It’s a shame Kanye has so run off the rails and will accept help from no one. That’s a damn shame.

  14. ME says:

    Why does this woman have such an issue with her natural skin tone? She is pretty fair naturally but she either spray tans herself to death or uses some sort of darkening filter on her photos. I don’t know but she needs to stop.

    Also, I’m sure the family enjoyed all the extra press they got they last few weeks. Have “sources” gone on vacation too lol?

    • Elizabeth says:

      Kim has talked about having psoriasis and covering it with body makeup, but with that said, she chooses to darken her skin on purpose. She’s actually white, but in skin color, hair, and other ways she is cosplaying being a Black woman, and it’s disgusting, and it’s racist, and it should be called out.

  15. YaGotMe says:

    All I have to add is couldn’t someone have scraped the bird crap off the deck?

  16. margedebarge says:

    He’s almost certainly going to spiral further out of control if she really does divorce him. It doesn’t mean she’d be responsible for it. He’s a grown man, and should be responsible for his own actions and decisions, but simple cause and effect means that her ending it will be a huge trigger.

  17. jferber says:

    Margedebarge, but he’s doing so badly now. They say people need to hit the bottom to recover. Does he have anyone who truly loves and cares for him that can talk to him? Has Jay Z (sorry, forgot the spelling) done an intervention? I think he has way more heart than Kim, but if Kanye refuses to take his meds . . .

  18. Cj says:

    The pharma companies stop building meds as soon as they stop symptoms. I’ve been on anti-depressants and had a therapist continually increase my dose even as I said all they did was make me numb and feel unattached to my life. I can’t imagine what the side effects of bipolar meds are but I imagine they make someone creative feel totally disassociated from their energy. Of course they don’t want to feel that way. But until we start creating drugs that help instead of numb people there will always be those who would rather feel and risk the effects of their mental illness. He can be a douche but not wanting to be medicated to the point of numbness is not something only Kanye feels; all of us want to feel like we’re living not half-dead.

    • MissM says:

      My best friend is bi polar. She used to be a very creative person but her meds make her feel foggy and killed her creative spark. Unfortunately it’s something you need to deal with unless you want to experience the mania and depression. I’ve seen her off her meds once and it was intense. Thankfully she always takes her meds because of how much worse she is without them. She would rather lose her spark then lose her mind. The other downside to her meds (and why she went off of them briefly) is because she takes a mood stabilizer and she said that you essentially feel nothing when you are on them. You don’t feel extreme joy or happiness or sadness. It’s a sad trade off. I can understand why people don’t like taking them.
      The fact that Kanye has essentially gone dark should be just as worrying as his mania, he is likely experiencing extreme depression now. I hope he has someone there to keep an eye on him at least.

  19. Yonati says:

    My guess is that she is waiting to make sure that she has done everything she can do on her end. My husband was declared “Emotionally Disabled” and also wouldn’t get help. Still, I had to get pretty sick before I understood it was me or him, and that I had to choose ASAP. I took my vows way too seriously.

  20. Allergy says:

    Yeah. The next husband will be someone with political status. There’s no one suitable right now, she’s waiting.

  21. WTF says:

    This is all disgraceful PR. I also think that she knows that if they get a divorce, Kanye will spill ALL THE TEA. You don’t want to be in a PR fight with someone that is your equal in terms of media manipulation and a lyricist to boot? The tweets and the songs will be like an atomic bomb going off in the K Klan

    • Poisonella says:

      Kanye’s songs suck. I do like some of his sneakers though-I wonder who designed them.

  22. yinyang says:

    I really hope she thinks long and hard about this, can she really take much more. I also think she needs to evaluate her moms role in her life, Kris controlling the roost might be why Kanye hasn’t ever stepped up. Is he ever pictured with his kids taking them out spending time with them without Kim. As for staying, it’s only an option if he’s serious about helping himself and only he can make that decision. He’s so self absorbed he doesn’t seem to be thinking whats best for his kids and wife.