Kim Kardashian ‘living in fear’ of what Kanye West could do next

Kim Kardashian is in turmoil over how her husband’s outbursts could affect their children, as she worries her perfect family life may be shattered forever

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by Daisy McLure |
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While Kanye West’s Twitter tirade dominated the headlines, Kim Kardashian has reportedly been “out of her mind with worry” and “hysterical” over her husband’s shock outbursts. And top of “distraught” Kim’s fears is how his worrying breakdown may affect their four young children.

Kim and her famous family have been rocked by agonising personal problems in the past – including Kourtney’s ex Scott Disick’s admission into rehab, and Khloé and ex Tristan Thompson’s cheating scandal in 2019 – with the aftermath always featuring in their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the show that catapulted the family to global fame and dominance in the showbiz world.

But proving just how much Kanye’s latest meltdown has affected the family, this recent drama reportedly won’t be aired or even mentioned on KUWTK – which Kim was pictured filming with Khloé last week, on the same day she released her statement about Kanye – with Kim apparently insisting she doesn’t want her children to see it in the future.

And a source tells Closer that Kim – who had previously stayed silent on his issues due to being “very protective” over her and Kanye’s children – is terrified of the impact it may have on their offspring.

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The couple – pictured here in February – have previously hit back at rumours of marriage trouble ©Getty

The source says, “Kim’s feeling broken and absolutely devastated by Kanye’s latest meltdown, but she’s desperate to protect the kids at all cost. Her priority is their wellbeing, especially given North and Saint are now at ages where they know and understand what’s going on.

“She’s in a bad place, barely sleeping, hardly eating and shutting off many of her closest friends, as she insists she’s in ‘survival mode’ and is just concentrating on the kids. She’s living in constant fear of what he’s going to say or do next.”

Kim was praised last week for her emotional three-page statement, where she openly discussed her husband’s bipolar disorder and the struggles she and her family faced.

Check out: KUWTK most jaw-dropping moments


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Kourtney vs Kim

In the latest series Kim and Kourtney have a physical fight and to be honest we're not surprised. Tension has been building between the pair for quite some time and Kourt has even confessed that she's stepping back from the reality show.

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Khloe vs Kim

Remember when Khloe shut the door on Kim when she was trying to get into the apartment and then Kim came out with the famous line, "don't be f—king rude" before hitting her with her bag? Iconic.

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Kim and Kris vs Rob

Throwback to when Kim was dating (and then went on to marry) Kris Humphries. Well, one of the stand-out moments from their relationship was the whole diamond earring incident but during that same holiday, remember when Kim and Kris argued with Rob Kardashian? After the siblings exchanged words, Kris stepped in to defend Kim but nobody was prepared for when Rob called her a "wh-re".

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Kylie vs Kendall

So Kylie and Kendall aren't full time cast members but whenever they're on screen they know how to make their mark. While the pair were getting ready at Kylie's house, Kendall wanted to borrow one of her sister's dresses and it's safe to say Ky wasn't having it. Kylie refused to lend her the dress and Kendall went on to call her "the biggest f—king b-tch" and a "c—t". So much dramz.

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Kim vs Kourtney

Kim and Kourtney's row over North West and Penelope Disick's Candyland themed party went on for a few days but it reached its peak when they came to blows and almost called it off. While Kourtney was arguing it'll be too much sugar for the kids, Kim pointed out that was the whole theme of the party. Luckily they went ahead with it but the kids ended up being far too hyper… following all that candy.

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Scott vs the waiter

Scott has definitely had the best character development throughout the series. Remember the early series when he went wild with his partying? He punched the mirror in Miami and shoved money down the waiters throat? Everyone was embarrassed and of course, the following day he apologised.

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Scott vs Corey

This row still makes us cringe whenever we think about it. During dinner Kourtney revealed Penelope scratched her nanny on the face and it resulted in her quitting. Things were getting pretty heated between everyone but it certainly took a turn when Corey said if she was his child he would have given her a "spanking for sure". Oh boy...

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Kendall vs Caitlyn

It all kicked off when Caitlyn Jenner publicly announced she was going to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show that Kendall was walking. Kendall put her foot down and admitted she was "p-ssed" at her dad for taking the attention and went on to disinvite her. Awks.

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Kris vs the rest of the family

This will always be our funniest KUWTK episode. When the Kardashian sisters (and Kim's friend Larsa Pippen) were judging Kris for letting Rob stay in one of her houses, Kris put her foot down. She reminded them that she's supported them throughout all their "sh-t" including Kim's short marriage –remember her classic, "I'm married for 72 days, really that was normal"? Iconique.

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Kim vs Kourtney

Kim is pretty savage during any argument but she went a step too far when she claimed Kourtney was the "least interesting to look at" after her older sister was being difficult with the schedule for their annual Christmas card.

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Kourtney vs Jonathan Cheban

Throwback to Kourtney and Khloe take Miami (an iconic time, tbh). Jonathan should learn not to get involved in family fights. During the early days he defended Kim and ended up rowing with Kourtney. After Kourt told him "you're shoved so far up Kim's ass" and "You're such a f—king loser", he clapped back and said, "Scott's never going to marry you!" Kourt didn't take his jibe lightly and ended up slapping him around the face.

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Kendall vs Kris

The Kardashians Christmas party is one we would LOVE to go to but in 2018 things got a little awkward when Kendall wanted her dad Caitlyn to attend but Kris wasn't keen. After Kris pointed out that it could be awkward because of all the drama from Caitlyn's book, Kendall made it clear she wanted her dad there.

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Kim and Jonathan vs Khloe and Malika

While the Kardashians were on holiday, things got awkward when Jonathan Cheban told Malika Haaq that he got a bigger room because his best friend Kim is more famous than her best pal Khloe. When they all confronted each other, Kim told Khloe and Malika that she thought they had "an inferiority complex". Riiiight.

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Kendall vs Rob

When Rob started dating Blac Chyna it was awkward for the entire family but things took a turn when he gave her an iPad… that Kendall gave him for HIS birthday. To top it all off, Kendall found out through Instagram.

The reality star has previously said that despite sometimes disagreeing with Kanye’s opinions and career moves, she’d always publicly support her husband. She even stood by his side earlier this month after he announced he was running for President and made a series of controversial comments in a speech – sparking speculation he may be having a bipolar episode.

Speaking of the criticism she has suffered when Kanye’s made controversial comments in the past, Kim has said, “I read online, ‘What is she doing? She’s not stopping him.’ Like it’s my fault if he does or says something… [but] that’s my husband – and if it comes to him being in the middle of a bipolar episode, I’ll do everything to be supportive and help to calm the situation.”

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The couple have always hit back at rumours of marriage trouble, and on their anniversary this year, Kim wrote on Instagram, “6 years down; forever to go. Until the end.”

But with cracks beginning to show, reports from US sources emerged that said the couple had been debating divorce “for weeks” – with Kanye shockingly confessing on Twitter that he’d been contemplating it for years.

Kim is said to be currently seeking out divorce lawyers – while PR experts have urged the star, who has 180m followers on Instagram, to separate to protect her image and save her family’s billion-dollar brand.

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Sources say Kim is heartbroken that her picture-perfect family life is falling apart.

The source adds, “Having no control is a very scary thing for Kim – especially right now. She’s feeling helpless at the same time as feeling devastated about Kanye’s mental health and the future of their family hanging in the balance.

“Kim’s had her dream life torn apart and she’s powerless to stop it, which is even more painful for her.

“As concerned as she and her family are for Kanye’s wellbeing, they’re also desperately concerned about what else might happen and they’re living in fear of his next move.”

If you'd like to talk to someone about your mental health check out Where's Your Head At for resources and support.

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