Kim Kardashian has said almost nothing in public about her divorce from Kanye West.
For the first time she filed the papers back in February, however, the reality star's reaction to the end of her seven-year marriage has been made public.
Courtesy of Kardashian herself.
More specifically, courtesy of the latest episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
On Thursday night, E! viewers tuned in to see the Kardashian-Jenner family take a trip to Lake Tahoe.
Initially, they spent some time doing an assessment of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's relationship ... prior to addressing Kim's hidden and ongoing pain.
"Kim has been struggling privately behind camera about her relationship and it's tough because KIm is clearly redirecting so much of her frustration and sadness and anger," Khloe says early on in a confessional.
"Sometimes you just take things out on something that has nothing to do with what you're going through."
Asked by her sisters how things are going with Kanye, Kim then told Khloe:
"There's no fighting. Like, now it's all calm so I just roll with it, you know?"
Was it a calm before a huge storm, though?
Or perhaps a calm after a huge storm, as Khloe quickly noted on air.
"Kim is dealing with so much right now and it's tough because before we left, her and Kanye had this big fight," she told the camera.
This admission may shed some light on when the episode was filmed, as Kim and Kanye allegedly got into a major argument in December -- which insiders have claimed hammered the final nail in the couple's romantic coffin.
Cut to a flashback.
And cut to viewers witnessing Kim crying and opening up to siblings Kendall Jenner, Kourtney and Kylie Jenner about the state of her marriage.
"He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him and does everything and I can't," Kim wailed through tears, adding that she can't relocate to Wyoming to be with Kanye.
“I can’t do this anymore. I can’t," she continued.
"How am I still in this place where I’m stuck for years? Like he goes and moves to a different state every year."
According to various outlets, Kim did indeed remain in Los Angeles with her kids throughout the troubles in her relationship... while West mostly holed up in his ranch in Wyoming.
"I have to be in a place where I’m together for the kids," Kim added of her four children before actually defending Kanye a bit.
"And he’s an amazing dad. And he’s done an amazing job.
"I think he deserves someone that can support his every move and go to Wyoming to be with him and follow him everywhere."
This, of course, comes across like a scripted passage that Kim's PR team asked her to put in.
No man or woman deserves a spouse who blindly follows him or her around everywhere. That's nonsense. But this line of reasoning paints Kim in a sympathetic light.
Anyone who chronicled this pair's relationship in 2020 is well aware that Kanye blasted his family along multiple Presidential campaign stops, spewing secrets on stage and acting like someone who needed to be on meds.
Kim even issued a statement last July about Kanye's mental health.
"I feel like a f––king failure and it's like a third f––king marriage. Yeah, I feel like a f––king loser," Kim said on the episode.
"But I can’t even think about that.
"I want to be happy."
One also must question why this scene aired via flashback and whether it actually occurred in natural fashion... or whethrr Kim was simply doing many takes for the camera over and over again until she got it right.
Either way, the end result is the same:
And her loved ones gushed over her after the flashback aired, playing their roles perfectly.
"[She] is one of the most incredible human beings, literally ever," Khloe said of her older sister.
"And she tries to protect their union at all costs but it's hard when you carry that responsibility on your shoulders, and I just want her to take care of herself too."