Kim Kardashian has sent both a message to Kanye West and a message to the couple’s critics as well.
She’s killed two birds with one stone.
Or addressed two issues with one Instagram entry, one might say instead.
To celebrate Kanye’s 40th birthday, the reality star and the rapper jetted off to the Bahamas last week, enjoying a lot of tequila and seemingly having a blast.
Insiders said it was such a nice vacation that Kim and Kanye never even wanted to return home.
Today, meanwhile, marks West’s actual milestone birthday, as he came into the world on June 8, 1977.
In honor of the occasion and in honor of her husband, Kardashian shared the photo above of her and her man, along with the following caption:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABE! I KNOW YOU’RE NOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA ANYMORE, SO YOU’RE NOT GONNA SEE IT ANYWAY — AND I’M GOING TO BE WITH YOU TO TELL YOU! BUT IF I DON’T POST IT, THEN ALL THE STORIES WILL START SO…
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
That’s pretty well played, actually.
For several weeks, mostly toward the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, divorce rumors swirled around Kimye.
The report cited Kim getting robbed at gunpoint in Paris and West having a mental breakdown just a month or so later and how these events traumatized both parties.
They were both dealing with the kinds of personal issues that no one else could really relate to.
As a result, distance formed. Communication lessened. There was a period of time in January where we really did think a divorce was imminent.
Heck, as recently as March, headlines such as THIS ONE were all over the Internet.
Sources told In Touch Weekly this spring that not only were Kim and Kanye dealing with their own sh-t, but West was also pissed over the way Kardashian exploited her robbery on her reality show.
Which is true. A great deal of Season 13 was dedicated to Kim dealing with the aftermath of this awful event.
“Kim didn’t want to file while Kanye was having serious mental health problems, because that obviously would have been very tough for him to deal with,” the tabloid wrote in March.
Added this source at the time:
“[Now] Kim knows the time is finally right for her to leave Kanye. She’s been talking to her lawyer, and divorce papers have been drawn up.”
That never happened, of course.
But we did wonder back then why neither Kardashian nor West said a single word about the rumors.
“Right now, things look very tough for their marriage,” reported Radar Online mere weeks ago.
And yet still… nothing from Kim, someone who spends nearly every waking second on social media or the Internet.
Why didn’t she simply shoot these reports down? Was it because there was some truth to them at the time?
That’s our best guess.
We’re guessing that Kim and Kanye really were at a bad place for awhile. Did this mean that divorce was a legitimate option? We may never know.
But now they’ve moved past it. Now they’ve found common ground and now they are totally in love all over again.
Hence why Kim finally made a crack about those break-up rumors in her birthday mesage.
Speaking of which…. happy birthday, Kanye West!!!!
Can you get us a gift for the occasion and go on another classic rant? PLEASE?!?