Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West are going into the new year accepting their marriage is “effectively over”.
The 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and her rapper other half have been living “separate lives” for months now.
She remains at the family home in Los Angeles with their four children while Kanye, 43, stays at his ranch in Wyoming.
It follows Kanye’s viral Twitter rant about Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner, in the build up to the US presidential elections.
Since then, Kim and Kanye have hardly been in each other’s company, despite sharing a ‘show of strength’ on Instagram which featured them posing together at the ranch.
That was nearly three months ago and they have barely been together since then, and Kanye isn’t planning to leave the midwest for LA anytime soon.
A source has told Hollywood Life: “Kanye is taking time and space to work on himself and is spending a lot of his time in Wyoming.
“It sounds like he has no plans to return to LA anytime soon, at least not full-time, but Kim is okay with that.
“He has an amazing support system around him which does help put Kim at ease.”
Kanye is reportedly at his “happiest” when living in Wyoming, with a source saying: “[He’s] in a better place when he’s there and Kim needs to be in LA and wants the kids with her.
“She does her best to keep their lives normal. They communicate daily and he’s in touch often on FaceTime and also the phone with the kids.
“Right now, Kanye is focusing on Kanye while Kim holds down everything in LA and keeps the kids’ lives normal.”
The update come less than a month after it was reported that they were “struggling” to keep their marriage together.
A source told Hollywood Life: “Kim and Kanye are struggling to stay together as a couple and have for quite some time now.
“It doesn’t seem like she’ll ever actually file for divorce, at least anytime soon.
“They really are living separate lives right now and have for awhile …
“This really has been going on for months upon months now. They still talk constantly and they both just seem content for now with the way things are.”