Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are going through it right now and the world is watching. And the continued drama is not new, they’ve been on a roller coaster since the beginning. “I felt like our love story is a love story for the ages,” West said in an interview when he and Kim were engaged back in 2013. “I felt like when we first got together it was like a Romeo and Juliet kind-of-thing where it’s like she’s a reality star and I’m a rapper,” — and their entire relationship (including their family feuds) has always been on full-display which is not something either of them likes.
“What causes friction in the marriage, is Kanye’s compulsive tweeting,” a source said of the couple’s marriage back in 2016 — which was the last time the family had been where they are now (at least publicly). And by that, I mean twitter rants, reports circling of divorce, and Kim opening up about Kanye’s mental health. But even when Kanye was hospitalized for what we were told was exhaustion (and later learned was an involuntary psychiatric hold) we didn’t fully understand how his mental health affected their relationship.
And we still, of course, have no clue what he or the family is going through. Although for the first time Wednesday, Kim opened up sharing, “Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it,” Kim wrote.
And the mother-of-four went on to share that, “Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.” So while there are reports about how “furious” Kim is and how “they are getting divorced,” which very well could be true, or not, it’s very clear that Kim is trying her hardest to support her husband and get him the help he needs.
So, while we don’t know what the future will hold for this couple, let’s look back at where they’ve been.