As the gossip blogs continue to examine Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s rumoured separation from all possible angles, there are reports that his failed presidential run this year proved to be the final straw that broke the couple up.
According to reports in Page Six, friends of the couple have claimed that his run for the White House, which was punctuated with erratic outbursts, was the point where she realised she “needed to end the marriage for the sake of her kids and her own sanity.”
During one highly-publicised speech at a rally, a tearful Kanye ranted against abortion, claiming that Kim had considered one when pregnant with their first child. He also claimed that Harriet Tubman never actually freed slaves.
Throughout the same period, he made a number of claims against his family on Twitter, saying that they were trying to force him into psychiatric treatment against his will, and referring to his mother-in-law Kris Jenner as Kris Jong-Un.
An unnamed friend told Page Six that: “Kim was really supportive of Kanye during his struggle with his mental health. But she knows she has to do the right thing for her kids.”
A second source pointed out that Kim “never came out publicly and endorsed him” during the election, and that “her silence on it spoke volumes.”
In early November, she publicly celebrated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ win in a series of Tweets, which many took as confirmation that she had voted Democrat.
Earlier this week, there were rumours that Kanye had hooked up with beauty influencer Jeffree Star, but the TikTok personality who spread this story later admitted she made it all up.
There have also been rumours linking Kim with CNN’s Van Jones, but she is apparently not seeing anyone right now.