Fans Think Kim Kardashian West Is Going to Divorce Kanye West After Rambling Campaign Rally
In a world where relationships are often fleeting and short-term, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have managed to go the distance. Together for nearly a decade, they have cemented themselves as one of the longest-lasting celebrity couples. But as West continues to dominate the news cycle with his antics, fans have started to worry about their future.
Most recently, West held his first rally for his long-shot 2020 presidential campaign, where he made several controversial statements. After seeing the speech, social media users speculated that it could be the last straw for his wife.
Kanye West’s speech from his campaign rally
The speech came on Sunday, July 19, when West was at a rally in Charleston, South Carolina. Wearing an apparent bulletproof vest with “2020” shaved into his head, the “Jesus Is King” artist cried, argued with spectators, and made many way-out comments, including that abolitionist Harriet Tubman actually didn’t free slaves.
As he moved on to abortion and discussed his pro-life stance, West dragged his wife into the mix, revealing they nearly aborted their first child, North, 7. He recalled how the reality star called him when they were dating and told him she’d just learned she was pregnant.
“She was crying,” he recalled. “She said, ‘I just came from the doctor.’ Cause I was having, like, you know, the rapper’s lifestyle, so she said she was pregnant and for one month and two months and three months we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand.”
West acknowledged that his comments might receive backlash and said even if Kardashian West decides to divorce him, he’s OK with it because “she brought North into the world even when I didn’t want to. She stood up and she protected that child.” He started to cry as he admitted, “I almost killed my daughter.”
Fans think Kanye West’s speech might push Kim Kardashian West to divorce him
As his speech unfolded, viewers took to social media to speculate on what it could mean for his marriage to the reality star. One fan wrote, “I still can’t believe Kanye told us unprovoked he told Kim to abort North. A divorce is fast approaching,” while another said, “I see a ‘Kim Kardashian Files for Divorce from Kanye West’ headline coming soon.”
“The fact that he mentioned about divorce thing, I have a feeling Kim is divorcing kanye,” added a third fan. “this is too much she s fed up 4 damn years when people are blaming you for everything that happens to the n***a it’s too much.”
The speculation comes weeks after Us Weekly and People reported the couple had been experiencing friction during the coronavirus quarantine. Sources alleged in late April that there had been chaos with their four children at home and suggested that West wasn’t as present as his wife. However, things seemed fine in June when the family vacationed in Wyoming.
Kim Kardashian West’s reaction to Kanye West’s campaign speech
The reality star herself has not yet commented on the speech or the reactions to it. However, sources told TMZ on July 20 that the Kardashians are “alarmed.”
Insiders also claimed West is allegedly experiencing a bipolar episode after being diagnosed following a breakdown in 2016. But the sources said he has refused his family’s advice to get help. Kardashian West previously told Vogue for its May 2019 issue: “For him, being on medication is not really an option, because it just changes who he is.”
She also addressed criticism from fans who say she doesn’t do enough to help him during apparent episodes. “But I think some of the hurtful things that I read online . . . . What is she doing? She’s not stopping him. . . . Like it’s my fault if he does or says something that they don’t agree with?” she argued. “That’s my husband. I share every opinion that I have and let him know when I think something’s wrong. Or if it comes to him being in the middle of a bipolar episode, I’ll do everything to be supportive and help to calm the situation.”
But at the same time, she admitted that his political views had caused some problems in their marriage. “Because he really is the sweetest person with the biggest heart,” she added. “I stopped caring, though. Because I used to care so much. I was making it such an issue in our relationship. And in my life. It gave me so much anxiety.”
Kardashian West hasn’t said much about their relationship lately, but in June she posted a tribute to West on Instagram in honor of their sixth wedding anniversary. “6 years down; forever to go. Until the end,” she captioned a photo showing her kissing West.