Kim Kardashian and her family are doing their best to keep the four kids her and Kanye West share in the dark about the martial drama going on between the two. Issues with the relationship have become very public over the past week after West made comments about Kardashian considering an abortion when she was pregnant with North in 2012. He followed that up with a string of since-delete tweets during which he said he wanted to divorce Kardashian ever since she met with Meek Mill in 2018.
The couple shares daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 2, and sons Saint, 4, and Psalm, 14 months, and a source told PEOPLE the family is trying to protect them from all of this.
“She is shielding the kids. All of her family is. They’ve circled around the kids and are insulating them from all of this,” the source said. “And everyone else has decided to create an atmosphere of normalcy around them. They don’t need to see such a public meltdown.”
Kardashian flew to Wyoming, where West has been living, on Monday to meet with him face-to-face. TMZ captured emotional photos of the two talking in his car. That meeting came on the heels of West issuing a public apology to his wife.
“I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter,” he wrote. “I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.”
Despite that, reports continue to emerge that the couple could be headed for a divorce, and that it’s something they’ve been considering even before his most recent public breakdown.
“There has been enough communication, both in the past few days and in the weeks prior, to establish that both sides feel the marriage is over,” a source revealed to People last week.
The source went on to say that the divorce has been a “long time coming,” and the two “were even attempting to figure out the most amicable and loving co-parenting situation.”
“But now Kanye has, well, he has gone down a different path,” the source continued. “Both in terms of deciding to announce his presidential bid, and also in terms of how he is choosing to express himself and the things he is choosing to say.”
Kardashian has been very open about her husband’s struggles with bi-polar, and source indicate that the most important thing for her at this time is his mental health and the well being of their kids.