Kim Kardashian Claps Back After Rumors Swirled Kanye West Wasn't At Her 40th Birthday

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on Keeping Up with the Kardashians

As many of the Kardashian-Jenner faithful probably know by now, Kim Kardashian reached a milestone, as she recently celebrated her 40th birthday. The reality TV star recently marked the occasion with a stunning picture of herself sporting a bikini. Of course, she and her family also celebrated with a party on a private island, of which there are currently pictures circulating. However, some noticed that her husband, Kanye West wasn’t featured in the party photos, leading some to believe that he didn’t attend. Now, Kim Kardashian has clapped back at those claims with a few recent photos.

The photos that Kim Kardashian initially posted show her celebrating with her siblings and not her husband. After trades began to report that Kanye West wasn’t at the party, Kim Kardashian posted a photo that, at the very least, indicates that he was present on the island:

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Kardashian also released another photo that show the couple taking in the sandy beach and scenic ocean view. You can check it out down below:

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It’s definitely apparent that Kanye West did travel with Kim Kardashian and her family to the island for her birthday. One still can’t help but take notice of the fact that he doesn’t appear in any of the celebration photos. Nevertheless, there’s a firm chance that he was there and just happened to miss being in any snapshots. On a related note, West also gave Kardashian a holographic gift that led to some interesting responses across social media.

The impromptu (and somewhat controversial) vacation comes at a time that Kim Kardashian has been somewhat reflective. Just recently, she appeared on David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and discussed various aspects of her life. One of them was her relationship with West, which caused her to get emotional.

The couple has been through a number of things as of late. The two have recently found themselves at the center of divorce rumors, but still seem to be keeping their kids at the center of their lives. Kardashian also opened up about what it was like to care for West while he was stricken with COVID-19 earlier this year.

West’s mental health issues have also been a topic of discussion, and Kardashian has been open about it, asking the public to show empathy for her husband. All in all, she appears to be standing by him throughout his challenges.

Let’s be honest, even if Kanye West, for some reason, didn’t attend Kim Kardashian’s birthday party, it doesn’t necessarily mean the two are on the rocks. If he wasn’t there, he might have had a reason for missing it. He could have been feeling ill at the time. We may never know for sure but, at the very least, he and Kim Kardashian did get to spend some quality time together while on vacation.

New episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians air Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on E!, and you can catch up on past seasons by streaming them on Hulu.

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