Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are hanging on to their marriage, but according to one report, it was touch and go for a while.
Apparently, it was during the couple’s string of personal woes that their relationship started to unravel. First, it was the Paris robbery that shook that family to their core. The traumatic experience, which, according to Kim, could have led to her untimely death, was followed by Kanye’s mental breakdown.
The back-to-back life-changing moments, unfortunately, led to the downfall of their marriage. “They went through a really rough time there for awhile,” a source close to Kanye told People. “It was really touch and go. She was dealing with the robbery and all that came after, and she felt like he wasn’t there for her. He was going through his issues around the holidays, and he felt like she wasn’t prioritizing him.”
The insider continued, “Things were just awful between the two of them, but also with both of them separately. It was like for the first time, they just weren’t happy. I don’t think they were happy separately, and I know they weren’t happy together.”
According to the insider, “It’s like the two of them were dangling on a rope off a cliff, and they used every single thing they had to find solid ground. They clawed their way back to somewhere a lot more healthy, and they’re still clawing their way back. There are good days and there are bad days.”
But despite their woes, it was Kim who really fought to keep their marriage alive. “She kept saying, ‘If we can get through this, we’ll be stronger than ever,'” the source said. “They never fell out of love with each other, but it was just one of those times where marriage is hard work, and you have to push through the pain.”
But now, the couple is doing just fine. “Kim and Kanye are in a great place,” a separate source told the publication. “They are just so happy. He’s doing really great.”
Kim attended the Met Gala earlier this week solo, but looked to be on cloud nine and in good spirits.