Kanye West suspects failed presidential campaign ‘cost him his marriage’… as wife Kim Kardashian finally files for divorce amid rumors
Kanye West reportedly suspects that his failed presidential campaign last year was the ultimate cause of his impending divorce.
His wife Kim Kardashian, 40, filed for divorce this Friday after over a month of rumors that their marriage was about to end.
‘He thinks that the Presidential run was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Before that, there was hope. After that, none. It cost him his marriage,’ a source told People.
Side by side: Kanye West reportedly suspects that his failed presidential campaign last year was the ultimate cause of his impending divorce from Kim Kardashian; pictured in 2019
The 43-year-old rap star is said to have been ‘texting people’ and ‘talking things through’ while trying to figure out what went wrong in the relationship.
‘He’s in that place of “if only.” “If only I had done this, if only I hadn’t done that.” He’s processing things,’ the insider explained.
Kim married Kanye in Florence, Italy in 2014 in a bridal gown designed by his friend Riccardo Tisci, but last year the problems in the marriage became a spectacle.
After his presidential campaign rally on July 19 in which he tearfully revealed he and Kim considered aborting their daughter North, he launched into a days-long string of Twitter rants denouncing his wife and his mother-in-law Kris Jenner.
Emotional: After his rally on July 19 (pictured) in which he tearfully revealed he and Kim considered aborting North, he launched into a days-long string of Twitter rants
He claimed Kim and Kris tried to have him committed and accused his wife of having an inappropriate relationship with the rapper Meek Mill.
Kanye, who referred to his mother-in-law as ‘Kris Jong Un’ in one of his outbursts, also posted and deleted a tweet claiming he was ‘trying to divorce’ his wife.
Amid her husband’s Twitter rants Kim, who was reportedly livid that he shared the abortion story publicly, made a statement saying the family was ‘powerless’ to intervene in Kanye’s bipolar disorder issues since he is an adult.
Pointing fingers: ‘He thinks that the Presidential run was the straw that broke the camel’s back,’ said a People source who said the campaign ‘cost him his marriage’
The couple then traveled to the Caribbean with the pastor who married them for what was widely reported as a make-or-break trip to save their relationship.
In October Kanye attended Kim’s lavish 40th birthday vacation to what used to be Marlon Brando’s private island in Tahiti, though he is said to have arrived late.
Kanye and Kim’s already strained relationship reportedly was dealt its final blow after the couple had ‘a big fight in early December,’ an insider told Us Weekly.
Throwback: Kanye and Kim’s already strained relationship reportedly was dealt its final blow after the couple had ‘a big fight in early December,’ an insider told Us Weekly; pictured in 2019
‘Kanye blew up at Kim and she was really upset. Things between them don’t seem to have healed since that,’ the source claimed.
By Friday she had filed for divorce through her lawyer Laura Wasser and was requesting joint custody of her and Kanye’s children North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, one.
Both parents are amenable to the idea of split custody, they are both willing to let their prenuptial agreement stand and the property settlement is well on its way to being sorted out, TMZ reports.