KIM GETS DUMPED
Kim Kardashian is dealt another crushing blow as Kanye West leaves her to go back on tour
It was the longest Kim Kardashian had ever stayed out of the public eye. In the weeks following the shocking Oct. 3 Paris heist that saw the attention-obsessed reality star gagged, bound and held at gunpoint as she was robbed of $10 million in jewelry, she didn’t tweet. She didn’t post on Instagram. And she ventured out in public only twice after returning to the States following her harrowing ordeal — first while leaving her NYC apartment in a hooded sweatshirt as she went home to LA onoct. 6, and again in Beverly Hills at night on Oct. 13 where she was incognito in another hooded sweatshirt. “Kim is still incredibly traumatized,” says a Kardashian insider. “She’s locked herself inside her mansion and is afraid to do anything. She’s going through hell right now. Luckily she has the love and support of her family.” But her husband has dumped her
when she needed him the most. In the immediate aftermath of the robbery, Kanye West pulled out of two tour dates to be by her side. But barely four days later, the rapper, 39, was back on the road, telling Kim he’s extended his tour and is leaving her alone even more than he has already. “Kim and Kanye got into a blazing argument when he told her he was adding 20 new dates to his Saint Pablo Tour,” a Kim source exclusively tells In Touch. “She explained to Kanye over and over again how she hates being alone right now. She screamed at him for not taking her feelings into account.” But the argument only went from bad to worse. “He told Kim, ‘I’m not your full-time therapist,’ and stormed out. At the lowest point in her life, Kim was dumped.”
It sent the emotionally fragile reality star spiraling all over again. “She became even more hysterical. She expected Kanye to back down and listen to her, especially after everything she’s been through,” says the Kim source. “She just couldn’t believe that her own husband who should be there for her ‘for better or worse’ is putting the tour before her emotional state.” But that’s what he’s doing. Instead of being by her side, “Kanye made it clear he was go-
ing back out on the road,” adds the Kardashian insider. “He told Kim to get over it and just walked away.”
At first, his concern for Kim was overwhelming. “He was devastated when he heard about the robbery and wanted to be there for Kim,” explains the Kim source, noting how Kanye even walked offstage in the middle of his NYC concert on Oct. 3 upon learning of his wife’s nightmare ordeal. But by Oct. 7, he was back on the road, this time in Illinois for two concerts, followed by Minnesota and three more in Canada as his traumatized wife, 36, remained holed up at home without him. Then on Oct. 18, he announced that his tour, which was initially scheduled to wrap up on Nov. 2, had been extended through the New Year. “Kanye is over it and acting dismissively toward his wife,” says the Kim source. “He has a big ego and ultimately, it’s always about him.”
Kanye told Kim she could come with him on the road. “But she just exploded in anger. She doesn’t feel comfortable leaving the house right now, so how could she live out of hotels with Kanye?” says the Kardashian insider. “She feels he’s showing a complete lack of empathy and understanding of the hell she’s going through. She thinks he could have postponed his shows until next year. But at this point, she also feels like if she has to beg him to do it, there’s just no point. He either wants to support and be with her, or he doesn’t.”
Kim’s family has been a huge source of comfort amid her emotional crisis. Khloé, 32, made it clear the close-knit clan would be there for Kim in her time of need. “Our family is super close and great, and we’ll get through it together,” Khloé said on Oct. 11, though she acknowledged it “will take time.” (Big sis Kourtney, 37, told In Touch on Oct. 19 that Kim was still “not doing good.”) Mom Kris Jenner, 60, just wants to make everything right for her baby. “You do what a mom does: You gather around and you make sure that she feels loved and safe,” Kris said on Oct. 18. “She wants to be with her kids and family. It’s family first.” Kim’s friends have pitched in, too, with her assistant and friend Stephanie Sheppard stepping in to update Kim’s website and app as Kim takes time off to recover.
It’s incredibly important that Kim feels loved and supported right now. “It’s really imperative that a partner provides emotional support, is present, and recognizes and understands what post-traumatic symptoms are,” explains Paula Bruce, a Beverly Hills clinical psychologist who’s not treating Kim. “If she can’t rely on her husband, that’s a bit problematic and that may speak to their relationship. This is a legitimate time of emotional need.”
It’s almost certain that Kim will have lasting issues as a result of her violent holdup. “Acute stress disorder, PTSD, depression, panic attacks — all those are common disorders after one has experienced a trauma [ like Kim has],” adds Great Neck, N.Y., clinical psychologist Andrea Macari, who hasn’t counseled Kim. “After a trauma, it’s really important that the victim has family and professional support so they know they’re not alone in this experience.”
‘‘ Kim is furious with Kanye for being so selfish when she’s in such a terrible state” — A KIM SOURCE
Kanye thinks it’s time for Kim to move forward. “He’s done listening to her complain nonstop about how, ‘I’m so terrified, I can’t believe this happened to me,’” says a Kardashian source. “He can’t take her dramatic ongoing reaction to the robbery. And he still can’t believe Kim was left alone [since her security guard was out with one of her sisters and an assistant instead of with her] when they pay so much to have her protected.” Kim’s sobbing and whimpering became too much. “Kim cries all the time and lies in bed,” adds the Kardashian source.
“Kim thinks Kanye should be more loving, but he really just can’t wait to get out of the house.”
Yet Kanye has done some nice things for her. For Kim’s 36th birthday on Oct. 21, he took to Twitter to publicly share his gift to her: a five-minute video compilation of never-before-seen clips from Kim’s childhood that prominently features her beloved late father and grandmother, all set to one of his songs, “Only One.” “Kanye knows he and Kim are a brand and if he hadn’t posted anything on her birthday, the public would have picked up on it,
which could have led to a huge backlash,” says the Kim source. “Kanye would never want to publicly come across as being a bad husband. He feels for Kim, but that hasn’t stopped him from making his tour a priority.”
Kim doesn’t want to pick up the pieces by herself. Even with her family and new layers of security around her, there’s no substitute for a loving husband. “Kim feels isolated and is very much on her own,” says the Kardashian insider. “This is the worst time of her life and she thought she could count on Kanye. She was wrong.” ◼
A dressed-down Kim clutched daughter North, 3, as she fled NYC for LA on Oct. 6, three days after being robbed at gunpoint. Fleeing the Spotlight
IN CRISIS “Kim can’t believe what Kanye did,” says a family insider. “This is when she needed him the most.”
OVER IT “Kanye’s been moody and grumpy,” says a Kardashian source.