Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married for about five years now, and the couple also has four children together. While their marriage seems to be the most stable among the relationships associated with the Kardashian-Jenner clan, people have noticed that it is still a rather unusual one.
According to a report by Radar Online, a source claimed that Kardashian and West “have a really strange marriage” and that “what you see on Instagram and [what you see on] the show is not real.”
Although these comments might seem a bit too much at first, they actually make sense when we further dissect what has been going on in their marriage. Read on below to see some of the strangest parts about Kardashian and West’s relationship.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have different political views
Kanye West has been very vocal about his support for Donald Trump, and the rapper has even sported the infamous “Make America Great Again” hat on various occasions.
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian once described herself as a “liberal Republican,” though she often votes for Democratic candidates. She has shared that she supported both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in past elections.
It’s clear that the couple has disagreements when it comes to their political views, but Kardashian once said that she respects her husband’s opinions and the fact that he is “who he is no matter what anyone tries to tell him to do.”
Kanye West has been controlling how Kim Kardashian dresses
Political views are not the only area where Kanye West and Kim Kardashian disagree. West seems to occasionally have problems with how Kardashian dresses as well.
When West and Kardashian started dating, West went through Kardashian’s closet and threw out much of her stuff, replacing it with clothes that he thought were better. Kardashian generally looks back on this positively, even saying that West has been her “best stylist.”
However, West has also come under fire recently for telling Kardashian that he does not want her to wear anything “too sexy.” West is very religious nowadays, but Kardashian does not seem to be on the same page about this. The couple had a big fight over her 2019 Met Gala dress on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Kim Kardashian allegedly had people keep an eye on Kanye West while he was touring
Many fans can see that Kanye West has a history of behaving unpredictably, and it seems that Kim Kardashian is well aware of this as well. West has been open about how he suffers from bipolar disorder, though he also shared that he does not take his medications all the time.
A source told Radar Online that Kardashian “is stressed dealing with his mood swings and manic episodes.”
There have even been claims that Kardashian hired a team of therapists on call 24/7 to help her husband while he went on tour. “He says he’s fine and doesn’t need help but Kim’s nervous so she’s making sure he’s under a watchful eye – or 5,” the insider alleged. “They’ll report to her and if there’s any warning signs she’ll essentially send them in.”
According to the source, West did not know that his wife had him monitored.
Kim Kardashian is reportedly not happy with her marriage
Insiders have told several news outlets that Kardashian is not happy with her marriage to West. In one instance, it was said that Kardashian feels “totally smothered” and that she “no longer has a voice.”
Talk show host Wendy Williams once said that this is because their marriage was built on a superficial image, stating: “I think that she likes the illusion of having a husband and children. And he likes her because he likes a nice Barbie Doll.”
West has a history of making unusual comments about his marriage. He even once compared it to dog years.
On an episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, West said: “You know how dog years are like seven years? Every marriage year is like 100 years.”
As such, West joked that he has been married for 500 years.