July 2020: Kanye announces that he's running for president, and Kim appears to support his campaign. However, after Kanye details his plan of action — which involves anti-abortion and anti-vaccine policies — during an interview with Forbes, a source tells Entertainment Tonight: "Kanye's family will always support him in his endeavors but they also worry for him. Kanye has a tendency to overwork himself physically, emotionally and mentally and not take time to rest and reset . . . The family is supportive of Kanye's plan to run for president but they don't agree with his recent interview."
Later in the month, Kanye holds a political rally in North Charleston, SC, and reveals that Kim refused to abort their daughter North during her pregnancy, despite Kanye's wishes. "Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn't want to. She stood up, and she protected that child," he says at the gathering. A day later, he takes to Twitter, posting a series of now-deleted tweets claiming that Kim and Kris are sending a doctor to their ranch in Wyoming in an attempt to "lock me up."
He also says that he's wanted to divorce Kim since November 2018 after she met with Meek Mill at a criminal justice reform summit. "I've been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf for 'prison reform,'" he writes. "Meek is my man and was respectful That's my dog Kim was out of line I'm worth 5 billion dollars and more than that through Christ But ya'll ain't listen to MJ and now ya'll believe them???"
Shortly after, Kim publicly addresses Kanye's speech and tweet storm. "As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder," the 39-year-old star writes on her Instagram Stories. "Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health."
Kim then opens up about the complications of helping a loved one work through a mental illness. "Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor," she says. "People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try." She ends the statement by asking for "compassion and empathy."
After Kim shares the post, Kanye issues an apology, tweeting, "I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me."
August 2020: A source tells Us Weekly that Kim and Kanye are doing better after taking a family vacation. "Kim and Kanye are in a better place. Kanye knows speaking about Kim's family wasn't the right thing to do." Another source tells the outlet that Kim is dedicated to healing their marriage and getting Kanye the help he needs.
October 2020: In honor of Kim's 40th birthday, Kanye shares a throwback picture of their engagement. He's noticeably absent from Kim's birthday party pictures, but he's still in attendance and gifts her with a hologram of her late father, Robert Kardashian.
November 2020: Kim celebrates the 10th anniversary of Kanye's album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by sharing a poem he wrote for her while working on the track "Lost in the World."
December 2020: A source tells People that Kim and Kanye are living "separate lives" and concentrating on their respective projects. E! News also reports that they're focused on raising their kids while spending some time apart.