According to a source close to the rapper, it is apparent he is not doing well. “Kanye is not doing well,” the source tells PEOPLE in its latest issue. “He is anxious and very sad. He knows that the marriage is over, and there’s nothing that can be done right now. He also knows what he is losing in Kim.”
In 2020, sources revealed it was a tough year for Kim and Kanye. It was confirmed in January of 2021 that Kardashian planned to divorce West.
“They are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family,” one insider revealed to PEOPLE at the time. “And Kim is okay with it.”
While Kardashian has been very public in her support of West, she has also been supportive behind closed doors. “She has defended him privately to her family,” the source says. “She has stood beside him at a time where a few wives would have done that.”
And while the papers have not yet been filed — thing are looking grim for the couple.
“There is very little hope of reconciliation,” says the source. “It would have to be a miracle. But Kanye does believe in miracles.”
Kardashian, 40, shares daughters North, 7½, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, who turns 2 in May with West. She has repeatedly shared how she desires West to be a part of their lives.
“Kim has made it clear that Kanye can talk to his children anytime he wants,” says the source.
“She has never threatened to keep him from the kids. She only requires that he is not going to damage them. Kanye can FaceTime the kids anytime he wants. He hasn’t been great about that, but everyone is encouraging him to do it.”
“Kim doesn’t want to hurt him,” the source continues. “She just knows she can’t be married to him anymore. He is very aware that she has been a good wife. He still loves her very much. But he understands.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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