Kanye West and his reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian West are living apart and undergoing marriage counselling.
According to a source close to the family, told NBC News that the couple had been living separately for the past few months, with West, 43, living at his ranch in Wyoming while Kardashian West, 40, and their four children stayed in Calabasas, California.
Kim and Kanye married in 2014 in an over-the-top ceremony in Italy. The marriage is said to be going through a rough patch in the past few months, according to various reports and speculation.
The couple were going through counselling dealing with “regular relationship issues” and no one else was involved, the source said. “Kanye loves his extended family. They are super close. They have been going to therapy. They are working on their marriage,”
They had discussed divorce, but Kardashian West had not filed for divorce. “They are working through it… and trying to work through things,” the source said.
While other celebrity gossip outlets, however, said Kardashian West was preparing to file for divorce.
West has opened up about his struggles with bipolar disorder, a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings.
In July last year, the entertainment mogul launched a bid for the US presidency with a rambling speech that saw him emotional at his first campaign rally in South Carolina while discussing abortion and claimed he and Kim once considered aborting daughter North.
Kardashian West called on the media and public to show “compassion and empathy” following her husband’s erratic behaviour.
“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,” Kardashian West said in her lengthy Instagram post in July.
“People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
Eko Hot Blog gathered that Kardashian West has massive followers on social media, but her husband has been absent from her posts in recent weeks.This report shows that their marriage may likely collapse if the two love birds fails to sort out their differences.