Go to church every week with your family.
Dreams come true.”
It was a text message Kayne West sent to his wife Kim Kardashian West in 2019. Sadly, for America’s favorite couple, part of that “dream come true” is over.
After seven years, four children, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and a failed presidential election, Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on Friday. And while both sides appear to be making efforts to keep the split as amicable as possible, seeking joint custody and co-parenting of their children, KimYe’s end is tragic.
Haters will say the iconic couple was just another drop in the bucket of fake celebrity marriages, doomed from the start, but while much of Kim’s life is very fake, her love for Kanye does not. is not. And while a lot of Kanye’s wacky ideas are indeed doomed from the start, marrying Kim was not. She was his “dream girl,” he says.
Many rags of celebrity rumors report that it was Kayne’s presidential candidacy for 2020 that “broke the back of the camel.” Kim felt betrayed when her husband shared their private deliberations on whether to abort their first child, North West, at a campaign event in South Carolina. “She had the pills in her hand,” he recalls in his moving speech.
He praised Kim for choosing to save their child, but looking at his comments now, they seem like a self-fulfilling prophecy. “So even though my wife was to get a divorce after that speech, she brought North into this world,” he said. “She stood up and protected this child.
Divorce is always tragic, but this one is different. Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt seemed like just the next step in their career. Naomi Watts’ divorce from Liev Schreiber was due to the fact that she wanted to travel more. Kim and Kanye did things differently.
Everything about Kanye’s recent conversion to Christianity seemed counter-cultural. He knocked about raising his children in the faith. He made headlines by asking his wife to dress modestly and vowed to never let their daughter be on the cover of Playboy. Kim would get people out of jail and they would go to church every week as a family. Conservative Christians supported them in a way that Brangenlina’s global humanitarian work could never have inspired.
In a world where cohabitation and one-night stands are the new normal, KimYe was a beacon of hope that marriage and family might be back in fashion. They were “relationship goals” – not only for their fame, money, and successful business ventures, but also for their love for each other and their great family who stood out among a sea of rotating celebrity relationships.
We will never know the real reason for their split or irreconcilable differences. We cannot attribute the divorce to one party or another. We can only pray for Kim, Kanye and their four children. RIP, KimYe.