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Why Kanye West Reportedly Skipped Easter With Kim Kardashian And The Kids

screenshot from Keeping Up with the Kardashians Kim Kardashian Kanye West
(Image credit: Keeping Up with the Kardashians)

Kanye West has been laying pretty low ever since it was announced that his wife of six years, Kim Kardashian, was filing for divorce. Rumors had been speculating about their supposed issues for months beforehand, but neither have come out with official statements in regards to the matter. Apparently, things are still a bit tense, with reports indicating that West skipped out on Easter with Kardashian and their four young kids.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians family pushed out large amount of content on social media this past weekend during their vacation. For Easter, they went to Palm Springs to celebrate, and all of Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Kylie’s young kids were seen in the photos partaking in an Easter egg hunt and other festivities. No Kanye West, though. A source told Hollywood Life that West chose to be at his ranch in Wyoming for Easter and had his own reasons for staying away from the family-orientated holiday:

It’s because Kim has been the main caretaker. He’s focusing on his Yeezy’s and his music right now and those are the reasons as to why he wasn’t there.

Over the years, the infamous rapper has claimed to develop a closer relationship with God and Christianity, as seen through his "Sunday Service" performances. But it looks like this Easter's "Sunday Service" was one without family, according to the source.

When it comes to divorce, it is not totally unusual for the separated couple to not share holidays together – unless they are really willing to be cordial for the sake of kids. But it has been reported in the past that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are struggling to co-parent. Supposedly, Kardashian is not even present for the transfer, and West avoids her entirely when he comes to see North, Saint, Psalm and Chicago.

The situation is a difficult one, to be sure, but one that many saw coming. The hints were there even on Valentine’s Day this year. The SKIMS entrepreneur seemingly spent the holiday of love alone with her kids and only posted on social media for business, with nothing concerning her love for Kanye West. It seems this pattern has continued into future holidays.

Kanye West, who was recently named a new addition to the billionaire’s club, has been exhibiting a lot of erratic behavior over the past year. Some of which we caught glimpses and references of in a previous episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Even then, Kim Kardashian refused to speak about the situation directly on camera, stating only that she had to have a “thick skin” to be with him.

Sources have also alleged that Kim Kardashian isn’t exactly worried about Kanye West being around the kids and actually wants him in their lives. But his continued absence from major events is certainly a different scenario than the one they might have imagined. For her part, Kardashian seemed to be subtly supporting West in her vacation pic wearing a pair of Yeezy slides.

It is possible, nevertheless, that Kanye West could be just staying far, far away from the drama and scandals that seem to constantly follow the Kardashian-Jenner family. Even if it means spending Easter alone.

Lauren Vanderveen

Freelance writer. Favs: film history, reality TV, astronomy, French fries.