If Kim Kardashian wanted to quell rumors that she may divorce Kanye West, she could do so very easily.
We understand that the reality star is still traumatized by getting robbed at gunpoint by a group of armed assailants in October.
We think it's healthy that she's remaining off the radar, spending as much time as possible with her family and hopefully reassessing her approach to wealth and fame going forward.
But chatter that Kardashian wants to split from West is growing strong and Kim could issue a short and simple statement that would immediately put it to rest.
She has not done so.
Which makes us wonder if there is any truth behind this break-up talk.
We know, for example, that Kim and Kanye are living apart at the moment.
Sources have said this is a safety precaution that stems from the rapper's recent hospitalization, which followed some kind of nervous breakdown and the attack of a gym employee.
It's important that Kanye receive the help he needs and it's obviously important for Kim and the couple's two kids to feel safe...
... but don't they live in a huge mansion? Couldn't they easily hire around-the-clock security if they don't have it already?
It seems like a drastic step to actually reside in separate homes and it certainly adds fuel to the divorce fire reports.
For those wondering where Kim, North and Saint have been residing while Kanye recuperates, Us Weekly claims to have an answer:
With Kris Jenner.
“Kim has spent the last few days at Kris' house with the kids," an insider tells the tabloid.
The kids were there during Kanye's hospitalization and are very happy there. Kim really wants to protect the kids and will do everything she can to see that that happens.”
Sure. Yes. Of course. That has to be the priority.
It's only troubling because previous reports had claimed Kim and Kanye have been growing apart because West has been on the road without his wife.
He's been touring for the first time in ages without Kardashian by his side because she's chosen to avoid the spotlight as a consequence of the aforementioned robbery.
So it does make us wonder: how will they mend whatever rift is between them if they are not even living together?!?
“Kanye has not seen the kids very much since he was released and Kim does not think he should. She has no plans for them all to live together," Us Weekly adds.
The rapper was released from UCLA Medical Center’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital on November 30, following a nine-day stay for what his physician Michael Farzam referred to as an episode of “temporary psychosis” during a 911 call placed on Kanye's behalf.
Since returning home, West has been receiving outpatient treatment at a Los Angeles-area rental.
We hope he gets better soon. We really do.
And we know Kim still has some recovering to do herself.
E! News insists that Kardashian "loves" West and has no plans to leave him.
However, In Touch Weekly alleges that Kim recently met with divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.
And it quotes a source who is rather pessimistic about the couple's future.
“Kim is miserable and wants this marriage to be over,” this magazine wrote this week, citing an anonymous friend as its insider and concluding:
She really thought Kanye was her soul mate and is absolutely devastated… She’s done.