Inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Caribbean Getaway “To Save Their Marriage”
If reports are to be believed, Kanye West’s recent behavior has placed a huge strain on his marriage to Kim Kardashian West. Amid the rumored fallout, caused by a string of controversial comments West made in public and on Twitter, the pair reportedly flew to the Caribbean to get away from the noise and work on their relationship. Neither of them has said much on social media in regards to the vacation, but here’s what we’ve gathered so far.
Kanye West did several controversial things that allegedly upset Kim Kardashian West
The drama kicked off on July 19 at a campaign rally when West revealed personal details about their relationship, namely that they considering aborting their eldest daughter North, 7, when the reality star discovered she was pregnant in 2012.
As criticism poured in, West attacked his wife and mother-in-law on Twitter, saying they had been trying to fly to his Wyoming ranch and “lock [him] up,” presumably under the belief that he was having a bipolar episode.
Kardashian West spoke about his disorder in a statement shared on her Instagram but defended her husband. “Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions,” she wrote before asking the world for compassion and empathy for West, whom she married in 2014 after a two-year romance.
After her note, West tweeted an apology to the KKW Beauty founder.
“I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter,” he wrote on July 25. “I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.”
Later, Kardashian West flew to Wyoming to see the Yeezus rapper and was seen crying in what appeared to be a tense conversation between them.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take a getaway to focus on their marriage
After the reunion, multiple outlets reported during the week of Aug. 2, that the Wests had flown to the Caribbean specifically to try to save their marriage.
“They decided to travel together so they can be away in private,” a source told People as others noted that they also brought along their four children: North, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 1.
TMZ reported the family is staying in a “fortress” that allows them total privacy and the ability to focus on their issues. For further assistance, Kardashian West allegedly reached out to the pastor who married them, Rich Wilkerson Jr., to guide them during the trip, per The Sun.
“He’s been a constant in Kim and Kanye’s lives and he’s a friend of the family,” a source said of Wilkerson. “Kim is hoping an intervention will help Kanye.”
Neither of them has addressed the reports but from the looks of it, it seems like the trip might be going good. West shared a video with his family on Aug. 7, showing him dancing with North as the reality star laughed and cheered in the background.
So far, it’s one of the latest updates on their getaway.