Kanye West not only almost ruined his career earlier this year but also he pushed his marriage to Kim Kardashian to the brink when he came out in support of Donald Trump – calling him “my brother” – and said slavery was “a choice”, infuriating millions of people around the world.
But just like his song Wouldn’t Leave on his new album ye details, sources say the real reason Kim, 37, will never leave Kanye, 41, is because of his “obsession” with her, and that they both have too much of their careers riding on being the perfect power couple.
In this week’s Closer, an insider says: “Being with Kanye makes her happier than anything else because he’s her number one fan – and vice versa. He will always be the way he is but she’s going to do whatever she can to ensure their marriage survives.”
The source adds: “Although she feels pressure, Kim knows Kanye has remained completely loyal to her, and she loves that he takes such a keen interest in her clothes and appearance, because that’s everything to her and her career.
“She’s built a whole business empire on the back of her looks and she knows it was Kanye who helped to turn her into a credible star. They both complement each other’s egos.”
When Kanye made the shocking comments about slavery in May, Kim said about it afterwards: “Did I cry about it? Did I fight about it? Yeah. That’s not stuff we put on social media. I’m not going to start tweeting what my thoughts are, but we have those moments. We have different views sometimes, but that’s my husband, you know?”
Kanye said that Kim was more worried about his controversial statements leading to a loss of income, as he documented in his song Wouldn’t Leave: “My wife callin’, screamin’, say ‘We ’bout to lose it all’/ Had to calm her down ’cause she couldn’t breathe/ Told her she could leave me now, but she wouldn’t leave.” It also appears that he gave her an ultimatum: leave if you don’t like it. As we now know, she’s chosen to stick with him.
In another recent interview, Kanye admitted he has contemplated suicide and has stopped taking his bipolar medication, which he was diagnosed with after a breakdown in 2016. He said: “I’ve thought about killing myself all the time. It’s always an option… I flip through the manual. I weigh all the options.” He also said he was “learning how to not be on meds”, having taken “one pill in the last seven days”.
The couple – who share three kids together, North, six, Saint, two, and Chicago, five months – are in it for the long haul, despite their issues, according to the Closer source: “Kim finds their marriage incredibly difficult. He’s very unpredictable, and that is a lot for Kim to deal with. To make matters worse, Kanye has constant paranoia that she’s going to leave him and has become really needy. She’s exhausted from trying to keep everyone in her family happy.
“Even when Kanye is in a bad way he still tells Kim what she should be wearing, what she shouldn’t be eating or what music she should be listening to. It comes from a place of love, but at times it can be suffocating.”