It’s said that the famous couple have been considering going their separate ways long before Kanye’s recent social media storm, in which he claimed he had been trying to divorce her for over a year.
Kim has been standing by Kanye’s side and spoke out about his bipolar diagnosis ever since he caused a media storm at his Presidential rally campaign.
He reportedly left Kim distraught after publicly saying they had considered aborting their eldest daughter North, seven.
Kanye later took aim at Kim and her family on Twitter in a series of ranting tweets.
He appeared to criticise his wife for posing for Playboy, said he had been trying to divorce her for over a year and called her mum Kris Jenner a “white supremacist”.
It’s now reported that the divorce discussions have been going on behind the scenes for a lot longer.
After pictures emerged of Kim crying in a car as the couple met up at their Wyoming ranch, a source told People : “There has been enough communication, both in the past few days and in the weeks prior, to establish that both sides feel the marriage is over.”
While a source told Us Weekly : “Kim is not leaving the relationship because of this current situation, but before this situation, over the last three months or so, they had been talking about divorce.
“Kim has wanted to make this marriage work and so has Kanye. They both still love each other and there is still some interest in making this marriage work but in recent months it has looked way less likely.”
During his rant, Kanye also claimed that Kim was trying to lock him up and said that the horror movie Get Out is about him.
Kim later spoke out in a statement, writing: “Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.”
She added: “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.”
It’s said that Kim is trying her best to shield her four children from the drama surrounding their father.
Mirror Online has contacted Kim and Kanye’s representatives for comment.