The insight into their reportedly strained marriage will come as a surprise to most seeing as the couple not only renewed their vows in a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians but have been open and honest about Kanye's struggle with bipolar disorder. Earlier this year, the Yeezy founder discussed his diagnosis on an episode ofMy Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, delving into how he manages his struggles on a daily basis.
“When you’re in this state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything,” he said during the interview.
“Everyone — this is my experience, other people have different experiences — everyone now is an actor. Everything’s a conspiracy. You feel the government is putting chips in your head. You feel you’re being recorded. You feel all these things. You have this moment [where] you feel everyone wants to kill you. You pretty much don’t trust anyone."
He also described what it was like to be handcuffed and separated from his family during treatment.
“They have this moment where they put you — they handcuff you, they drug you, they put you on the bed, and they separate you from everyone you know,” he said. “That’s something that I am so happy that I experienced myself so I can start by changing that moment. When you are in that state, you have to have someone you trust. It is cruel and primitive to do that."
The pair have also had differing views about appearances and parenting lately, as Kanye's spiritual journey toward Christianity heightens.
It started when he had a big issue with the way his wife portrays herself, most specifically her 2019 Met Gala look inspired by Sofia Loren.
"Like the corset, underwear, all that vibe, I just feel like I just went through this transition of being rapper, and looking at all these girls and looking at my wife like, ‘Oh, my girl needs to be just like all the other girls, showing her body off'," Kanye said to her during an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
"I didn't realise that was affecting like my soul and my spirit as someone that’s married and loved, and the father of what’s about to be four kids."
Kim didn't take his comments lying down.
"You’re giving me really bad anxiety… I don’t need any more negative energy for you to now say you’re not into me wearing a tight dress.
"You built me up to be a sexy person and have confidence! Just because you’re on a journey and your in a transformation, doesn’t mean I’m in the same spot with you," she said.
The father-of-four has also taken issue with their eldest daughter, North, wearing makeup, resulting in many arguments within their household.
"I’d let her wear — you know, she has a little red for Christmas — I’d let her wear a red lip, or I’d let her do one pop of something," Kim explained earlier this year. "I’d let her, if she’s wearing a black dress, a black lip."
She continued: "So, I kind of got in trouble for that. So, it’s now no more makeup.”