Amid a report that Kim is working to save their six-year marriage, she is also said to be urging him to end his long-shot presidential bid for the sake of their family. Kanye, however, has gone the complete opposite direction.
"Kim begged Kanye to stop his presidential thing, to stop talking about their kids at rallies. But he ignored her and instead he went ahead and hired more people … and tried to register in more states," a source told Page Six, adding that Kanye "just won't stop" in his desire to become the next POTUS.
Kanye announced on Twitter on July 4 that he's running for President of the United States. At the time, Kim showed her support by re-tweeting his announcement with an American flag emoji. Now, she sees that presidential bid as a huge hinderance to the family, particularly after Kanye's emotional campaign rally in South Carolina in July — during which he revealed that he and Kim discussed aborting their first pregnancy.
He then tweeted that he has been eyeing a divorce from the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star. He later deleted the tweet and apologized publicly to Kim, who's said he's in the midst of a bipolar episode.
Kim and Kanye have reportedly been living separate lives for a while now. According to reports, he's been in Los Angeles with their kids, while he's been living at their $14 million ranch in Wyoming. Multiple reports said he was ignoring Kim's calls for several days, but the duo reunited briefly in Wyoming last week. It didn't look like a happy reunion, though — photos showed her crying while they appeared to be involved in a heated discussion.
"This is a nightmare for Kim, she is looking for a way out. But she's also a nice person and wants to do the best for her kids," Page Six's source said.
On Aug. 2, photos emerged showing Kanye and son Saint boarding a private plane in Wyoming. Hours later, TMZ — citing sources close to the West family — reported that Kim and Kanye are taking "a private family vacation to try and work things out." The duo haven't "seen each other much at all for months," the webloid reported.
According to TMZ, the vacation is something the couple talked about while Kim was in Wyoming days earlier, and it "will be a time for [Kanye] to prove … he's willing to change for his family."