To kick off 2021, it has been reported by the US media that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are set to divorce.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is rumoured to have hired lawyer Laura Wasser and even stopped wearing her wedding ring as they begin ‘settlement talks’ after six years of marriage.
While the A-list couple are yet to publicly address the news, it is certainly not the first time that the pair have faced a rocky patch.
From Kanye’s allegations of Kim’s infidelity linked to Meek Mill to the time that Kanye broke down in tears over considering aborting their first child, here’s all the signs from 2020 that their marriage was in trouble.
Kim’s meeting with Meek Mill
While the pair have been rocked by rumours of infidelity in the past – such as when Kim was heavily pregnant with North – 2020 saw the couple’s private life aired even more publicly.
In an extraordinary post in July, Kanye launched into a shocking tirade on Twitter where he accused his wife of cheating with Meet Mill.
Kanye implied in the now-deleted posts that Kim had been unfaithful with rapper Meek when they met in 2018 at the Waldolf hotel.
At the time, Ye wrote: “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf for “prison reform”…
“Meek is my man and was respectful… That’s my dog… Kim was out of line…
“I’m worth 5 billion dollars and more than that through Christ… But ya’ll ain’t listen to MJ and now ya’ll believe them???”
At the time, Meek Mill furiously denied the claims and the rumours were eventually put to bed.
Conflict with Kris Jenner
Kim Kardashian’s mum has also been the subject of conflict in Kanye’s furious social media rants.
At one point, the Yeezy star branded his mother-in-law ‘Kris Jong-Un’ and claimed that she had tried to ‘lock him up’.
He also went on to brand Kris a white supremacist, adding: “White supremacy at its highest no cap.”
He then raged: “ALL POSITIVITY WHEN THE DEVIL ATTACKS. EVEN IF I NEVER SEE MY KIDS TILL THEY ARE 18 CAUSE YOU BELIEVE WHITE PEOPLE. ON GOD NORTH WITH NEVER BE EXPLOITED BY THE SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY.”
Kanye reveals personal details about abortion discussion
Also in July 2020, Kanye was on stage at his own presidential rally when he launched into a shocking tirade where he claimed that the couple had considered aborting their first daughter North.
At the erratic rally, Kanye said: “I remember that my girlfriend called me screaming and crying, and I was just thinking, because at that time I was a rapper I was out there, [had] different girlfriends and everything … and she said, ‘I’m pregnant.’ And I said, ‘Yes!’ And then I said, ‘Uh oh.’ “
“She was crying … and for one month and two months and three months, we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand.”
He added: “I called my wife and she said, ‘We’re gonna have this baby,’ and I said ‘We’re gonna have this child.'”
Kanye appears to hint that he was also unfaithful
In the same rant, Kanye appeared to suggest that he had ‘different girlfriends and everything’ at the time when Kim first learned that she was pregnant.
Back in 2013, Kim and Kanye’s relationship was rocked amid rumours that he had bedded a model called Leyla Ghobadi.
However, the rapper has always denied that the claims are true.
At the time, a rep also told People that the allegations were malicious and untrue.
“This most recent attack on Kanye West and his family is totally without merit,” the rep said.
“It’s a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity, and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by non-credible ‘news’ sources. This is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives.”
At the end of July, Kim flew to Wyoming to see Kanye and was pictured breaking down in tears while they sat in a car together.
In the snaps, obtained by TMZ, the couple were sat in a vehicle but Kim was visibly sobbing.
The report also suggested that the conversation was ‘contentious’.
Kim has also opened up about arguing with Kanye in the past on episodes of KUWTK.
In one particular episode in 2018, Kim spoke to her sisters about arguing with her spouse over a band aid.
“I’m kind of annoyed because I wish he would understand,” Kim said. “Also, I’m exhausted.”
Living separate lives
Throughout the 2020 lockdown, it was also widely reported that Kim and Kanye were ‘living separate lives’.
From reports over the summer that they were living at opposite ends of the house, to claims that Kanye had been holed up in Wyoming, the couple appear to have certainly drifted in 2020.
“Their lives don’t overlap much,” an insider told People in December.
Despite the apparent rifts, the couple were also able to come together to share several cute family photographs as they attempted to downplay any rumours.