Kanye West continues to recover following his recent hospitalisation for exhaustion by spending time with family.
The 39-year-old rapper flew to Oklahoma City on Sunday with wife Kim Kardashian West, 36, and their two children — North, 3½, and Saint, 1 — to visit his mother’s grave, WHO confirms.
“Kanye still doesn’t have closure about his mother, and I don’t know that he ever will,” a source close to West tells WHO.
“[Her death] was unexpected, and he had no time to prepare for it. When the anniversary comes along, it’s like the wound is reopened. Some years, he does okay in managing it. Other years, not as much. This was a year where things went off the rails.”
A source tells WHO that after spending New Year’s Eve together, the family departed on a private jet from Van Nuys airport on Sunday morning and returned to their Bel Air house together Monday evening.
“Kim and Kanye spent New Year’s Eve together with the kids. Kanye is doing much better. He has worked out every day and is taking care of himself. Kanye seems much better mentally. He is sleeping better and seems much healthier,” says the insider.
The source continued, “He and Kim are getting along better. Things are looking better for the new year.”
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West
A different source previously told WHO that the couple’s marriage has been under strain since West’s health crisis hit — less than two months after his wife’s terrifying robbery at gunpoint in Paris. However, the family attended Kris Jenner‘s star-studded Christmas Eve party, even posting a photo of the four in front of an enormous Christmas tree from the bash.
“They were focused on making it a fun Christmas for the kids,” said the source. “They hang out with the kids, but are not really getting along otherwise.”