(CNN) – Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are thinking about their future and whether they will stay married, according to two sources close to Kardashian West who spoke to CNN.
Sources confirmed that West has been living at his home in Wyoming for the past few months, while his wife stayed in California with their children.
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“They have been living apart for the past few months,” a friend of Kardashian West told CNN, but requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation. “They have been in marriage counseling and have discussed the divorce, it is on the table.”
“Divorce is something that has been discussed from time to time in the past year, but Kim has not wanted to advance on that,” said the second source. “There is no drama or contentious relationship,” added the individual, they are “friendly” and “totally aligned when it comes to the children.”
Reports claim that Kardashian West has also hired divorce attorney Laura Wasser. However, CNN learned that while Kardashian West is consulting with her, the high-profile attorney has been hired for years. Wasser represented Kardashian West in her divorce from now-retired NBA player Kris Humphries, which ended in 2013. Kardashian West was also previously married to music producer Damon Thomas. Kanye West was previously engaged to designer Alex Phifer, CNN has reached out to representatives of the couple for comment.
The story of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
The two stars, who tied the knot in a lavish wedding in Italy in 2014, are the parents of four children.
They met in the early 2000s, but it would be years before they became romantically involved.
In 2019, West interviewed Kardashian West for Vogue Arabia and asked her about the first time they met.
This was before you released your first album and you were known as a music producer. I was very shy. You thought she was Brandy’s assistant [cantante]And it wasn’t, ”Kardashian West recalls. “Since you said that, it’s been everywhere… like ‘Kim is Brandy’s assistant.’ I was her friend and stylist. [Risas]. I thought you were attractive, nice, very charming, really funny, powerful. I was in awe of you, but I was very shy, quiet and a little nervous, to be honest.
But the two would have high-profile relationships before they went public with their love in 2012.
Their daughter North was born in 2013, and West proposed to her daughter’s mother in a nearly empty sports stadium and hired an orchestra while her family watched from nearby, all of which was documented and shared on her popular reality show “Keeping Up. With The Kardashians.
After their wedding in Florence, Italy, they welcomed their son, Saint, in 2015, followed by their daughter, Chicago, in 2018, and their son, Psalm, in 2019.
The couple supported each other through difficult times, including the 2016 gunpoint robbery of Kardashian West in Paris during a burglary.
In 2018, West tweeted his admiration for his wife.
“Gratitude and happiness best describe what my wife means to me,” he wrote. “I am deeply grateful and purely happy.”
Kim often spoke out in defense of her husband, who has stirred controversy at times for his provocative tweets and comments, as well as his support for President Donald Trump.
In 2018, in his infamous spiel inside the Oval Office, he covered topics from his mental health to prison reform to what kind of plane Trump should fly on. He also announced a 2020 presidential bid.
West suffers from bipolar disorder
West has spoken publicly about his mental health and bipolar disorder.
«You have this moment [en el que] You feel like everyone wants to kill you You hardly trust anyone, “West told David Letterman, in 2019, as part of the Letterman Netflix series,” My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
West described what it’s like to have a manic episode with bipolar disorder.
“When you’re in this state, you’re hyperparanoid about everything, everyone,” West explained. This is my experience. Other people have different experiences. They are all actors now. Everything is a conspiracy. You feel like the government is putting chips on your head. You feel like they are recording you. You feel all these things, ”he said.
His wife said it was an emotional process in an interview with American Vogue in 2019.
“We can definitely feel the episodes coming and we know how to handle them,” he said. “For him, taking medicine is not really an option, because it just changes who he is.”
In July, he sought public understanding after West appeared to be struggling.
“I understand that Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions can sometimes cause strong opinions and emotions,” he wrote in a statement shared on social networks. “He is a brilliant but complicated person who, in addition to the pressures of being an artist and a black man, experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is exacerbated by his bipolar disorder. Those who are close to Kanye know his heart and understand that his words sometimes do not align with his intentions. “