Kanye West has revealed that his involvement in politics and decision to run for the presidency brought about why his marriage has ended.
On Friday, news broke that West’s wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, had filed for divorce after nearly seven years of marriage.
While previous reports indicated that there were a handful of factors that led to their split — property, lifestyle and more — politics was also mentioned.
West, 43, famously threw his name in the ring during the 2020 presidential election, only securing his name on the ballot in 12 states.
He conceded the longshot election before the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was called.
Following the news of the divorce filing, West has been “texting people” and “talking things through,” an insider told People magazine.
“He’s in that place of ‘if only,’” the source said. “‘If only I had done this, if only I hadn’t done that.’ He’s processing things.”
Additionally, the source claimed that the hip-hop star “thinks that the Presidential run was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
“Before that, there was hope. After that, none,” the insider further claimed. “It cost him his marriage.”
People magazine also learned from a source that while West “isn’t happy” with the divorce, he’s “resigned to reality.” “He knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier,”
The divorce is as “amicable as possible,” said the source, noting that “amicable doesn’t mean joyful or ideal.”
West is seeing a counselors and advisors to help him through this spot.
“He is anxious and very sad,” another insider told People. “He knows that the marriage is over, and there’s nothing that can be done right now.”