Popular American rapper Kanye West has tied the reason for his crumbling marriage to his involvement in politics and decision to run for the presidency.
On Friday, news broke that West’s wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, had filed for divorce after nearly seven years of marriage.
While previous reports indicated that there were a handful of factors that led to their split — property, lifestyle and more — politics was also mentioned.
West, 43, famously threw his name in the ring during the 2020 presidential election, only securing his name on the ballot in 12 states.
He conceded the longshot election before the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was called.
Following the news of the divorce filing, West has been “texting people” and “talking things through,” an insider told People magazine.
“He’s in that place of ‘if only,’” the source said. “‘If only I had done this, if only I hadn’t done that.’ He’s processing things.”
Additionally, the source claimed that the hip-hop star “thinks that the Presidential run was the straw that broke the camel’s back.” “Before that, there was hope. After that, none,” the insider further claimed. “It cost him his marriage.”
In fact, a source previously told Page Six that the campaign was the “final straw” for Kardashian while another source said that she had opposed the idea from the beginning.
People magazine also learned from a source that while West “isn’t happy” with the divorce, he’s “resigned to reality.”
“He knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier,” said the insider. “This is a somber day for him.”
The divorce is as “amicable as possible,” said the source, noting that “amicable doesn’t mean joyful or ideal.”
West and Kardashian, 40, are “being adults” about the split. The source also revealed that the rapper is “seeing counselors and advisors to help him through this spot.”
The information comes not long after a report surfaced that West was “not doing well” ahead of the divorce filing.
“He is anxious and very sad,” another insider told People. “He knows that the marriage is over, and there’s nothing that can be done right now.”
They added: “He also knows what he is losing in Kim.”
The source also said that the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star has “defended [West] privately to her family” and “stood beside him at a time where a few wives would have done that.”
“He is very aware that she has been a good wife. He still loves her very much. But he understands,” said the source, who explained that Kardashian feels “she can’t be married to him anymore.”
Reps for Kardashian and West did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
In April 2012, West began dating reality star Kim Kardashian. They became engaged in October 2013, and got married on May 24, 2014, at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy
Their private ceremony was subject to widespread mainstream coverage, with West taking issue with the couple’s portrayal in the media. They now have four children: North “Nori” West (born June 2013), Saint West (born December 2015), Chicago West(born January 2018 of a surrogate pregnancy), and Psalm West (born May 2019 of a surrogate pregnancy).
In April 2015, West and Kardashian traveled to Jerusalem to have North baptized in the Armenian Apostolic Church at the Cathedral of St. James. Kim, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm were all baptized four years later on October 7, 2019, at Holy Etchmiadzin, the mother church of the Armenian Church
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