Their six-year marriage is under more strain than ever.
But following Kim Kardashian West’s dramatic reunion with husband Kanye West on Monday, in exclusive pictures revealed by DailyMail.com, reports have suggested that the super couple have actually been growing distant for almost a year now.
Kanye, 43, who launched a controversial and unlikely presidential campaign this month, is said to have been based at his $14 million Wyoming ranch this past year, while Kim, 39, would visit only once a month with their four children North, seven, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and Psalm, one.
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for the reality star over the latest reports of the couple leading separate lives.
Clearly the distance between the couple has been a source of contention, as during Kanye’s Twitter meltdown last week, he stated ‘My family must live next to me’ adding ‘It’s not up to E or NBC anymore.’
The rapper appeared to be hinting that he wanted Kim and the kids to be based in Wyoming and not in LA, where she films her E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
‘Kanye has been in Wyoming for the last year. Kim goes about once every five weeks and brings the kids,’ one source told UsWeekly, adding: ‘they haven’t been spending time together because he moved his life completely to Wyoming and that’s not where their life is, their family is, their kids are in school or the larger family is.’
Meanwhile, it was reported yesterday that Kim has been thinking they ‘need to be apart’ right now, according to PEOPLE.
A source told the outlet: ‘She knows that it’s not healthy for her to be around him now, and it’s honestly not healthy for the kids. He needs to get his stuff together before he can be any sort of partner or father.’
Another report added that Kanye lives ‘full time’ in Wyoming as it is ‘best for his creativity’ according PageSix.
Kim is also said to have urged Kanye to quit his bid for presidency, which lead him to a disastrous first campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he claimed that he and his wife has considered aborting their first baby, daughter North.
On Tuesday, Kim was seen heading straight back into work mode after her tense reunion with Kanye, as she arrived at a studio in Los Angeles for a photoshoot for her SKIMS range, leaving Kanye behind in Wyoming.
‘Kim feels trapped,’ a source added to PEOPLE. ‘She loves Kanye and she thinks of him as the love of her life. But she doesn’t know what to do.’
However, multiple outlets have reported that the couple do not want to get divorced.
Yet Kanye is still eager for his presidential bid to become a reality, after making another last-ditch attempt to get on another ballot in Missouri earlier this week, and is said to have hired top political advisers.
Last week, Kim took to Instagram following Kanye’s controversial behavior, admitting that she was ‘powerless’ amid his meltdown, calling her husband ‘brilliant but complicated’.
The reality star said ‘his words sometimes do not align with his intentions’ after Kanye last night claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at a hotel.
Kanye said last Tuesday that Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill at a hotel in Los Angeles to talk about ‘prison reform’, and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy.’
However, Kanye apologized to his wife in a tweet last week, amid reports that he went to hospital to be treated for anxiety.
The rapper tweeted: ‘I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me.to [sic] Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.’
His apology came after Kim gave a frank and honest statement about the situation to her fans, sharing three pages to her Instagram story last Wednesday saying: ‘Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.’
She told her 180 million followers: ‘I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.
‘Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.’
Prior to his meltdown on Twitter, Kanye sparked concern during a rambling and chaotic speech at his first presidential rally at North Charleston’s Exquis Event Center in South Carolina.
He shockingly revealed that he and his wife Kim had considered aborting their daughter North, who is now seven, before he got a ‘message from God’.
His unscripted speech, which came two weeks after he announced his unlikely bid for president, is said to have left his wife and her family upset and alarmed.