One of pop culture's most talked-about couples is Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, which is probably obvious to anyone who has paid even the smallest amount of attention to entertainment news in recent years. It seems pretty clear that 2020 has been quite challenging for the pair, thanks in part to the months-long pandemic and West's ill-fated presidential run that began over the summer. But despite many rumors surfacing that Kardashian and West are heading for a divorce, it doesn't appear that's the case, though they're reportedly content spending much of their personal time apart.
Considering both of the entertainment moguls are seemingly working on a dozen different professional projects at any given time, it's not necessarily shocking to know that they often have to spend time apart. But what might surprise some fans is that they currently appear to be more invested in their various outside responsibilities than in enjoying their marriage together, according to People. Here's how their source described Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's current situation:
The couple's "separate lives" are pretty apparent on social media, where Kim Kardashian is as active as ever in showing off her body as well as promoting a variety of clothing brands, makeup companies and more. The reality star is also as dedicated as ever to social justice reform, though she was unable to convince anyone to commute the prison sentence of Brandon Bernard, who was executed last week for his involvement in a 2000 murder. Kardashian is on the way to becoming a lawyer in her own right, which obviously doesn't allow for an abundance of free time.
On the TV side of things, Kim Kardashian's professional relationship with E! is potentially coming to a close with the impending final season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which will bring Season 20 to viewers in 2021. However, as part of Disney's massive Investor's Day announcements – which included reveals of brand new Star Wars TV shows and previously unannounced MCU-related series – it was revealed that the Kardashian family apparently signed a huge deal with the House of Mouse and Hulu, so fans can expect to see lots of content coming to that streaming service in the future. (You can also check out Kardashian on the latest season of Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.)
On the flip side, Kanye West has been relatively quiet since ending his 2020 political campaign, though it's entirely possible he will enter other political races in the future. His music career is also always going to be there to keep West busy, as well. However, making things more complicated is West's bipolar disorder, which reportedly played a big role in his politicized turn throughout 2020. Kardashian has come to his defense on that matter, and also spoke about taking care of him early on in the year after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West share an obvious link in their children, of course. The couple have four kids together – North (7), Saint (5), Chicago (3) and Psalm (18 months) – and the love is always obvious when the entire family is together. It just sounds like that's not happening quite as often as it used to.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more information about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's relationship as it becomes available. While waiting to hear more, head to our Fall 2020 TV premiere schedule and our 2021 Winter and Spring TV guide to see what new and returning shows are on the way soon.
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