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Kim Kardashian Finally Confirmed Kanye West's Tweets Calling Her A "White Supremacist" Were The "Final Straw" And The Reason She Began Thinking About Divorce

"Kanye's been in Wyoming and he's been posting lot of things on social media..."

Posted on March 26, 2021, at 6:55 a.m. ET

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You may have heard that Keeping Up with the Kardashians is coming to an end after 14 years and 20 seasons. Last night, the second episode of the final season aired. Here's what unfolded...

This week, we get into the storyline we've all been waiting for: the demise of Kim and Kanye's marriage.

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I've theorized for a while that KUWTK has spent years laying the groundwork for this divorce. Since 2018, Kim has allowed the cameras to capture their biggest arguments, forever casting Kanye as unreasonable while she grows tired of his shit.

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From fights over Kim refusing to find Kanye a Band-Aid to him feeling "neglected" after the birth of their kids and taking issue with her "revealing" Met Gala dress, KUWTK has long been subtly exposing the cracks in their relationship and justifying Kim's eventual decision to leave.

The "final straw" reportedly came last summer when Kanye, after increasingly erratic behavior, publicly announced he and Kim had contemplated having an abortion when she was pregnant with North West. And now this week's episode shows us exactly what went down behind the scenes.

Things begin with scenes from early July, when Kanye launched his campaign for president before branding Kim and Kris "white supremacists" on Twitter. Khloé's BFF Malika comes over in support of the family and decides now is an appropriate time to jokingly ask Kim when she'll be first lady.

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Kim somehow manages to avoid asking Malika if she's ever successfully read a room before and instead responds by saying that she's barely holding on to her sanity.

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Kim goes on to say that while the world is correct in thinking she and Kanye "have issues," she's decided against divulging the specific details on camera.

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Her family, however, is concerned. Kris says she has "no idea" how Kim is "dealing with the stress of it all," while Kourtney says she thinks Kim "can't possibly navigate this on her own."

Kim, meanwhile, is frustrated by Kanye's Twitter outbursts and wants to separate herself from the media frenzy by going to Wyoming to figure things out. However, during a call with one of Kanye's assistants, it becomes clear that he's resistant to seeing her at all.

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Kourtney then decides to set aside her recent hatred of Kim by teaming up with Khloé to throw a private dinner at their Malibu home, with four waitstaff during the height of a pandemic, to help Kim "escape her reality."

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Kim says she's grateful for the dinner because "there are so many fucking stressful things going on," and in one extremely pointed scene where Kourtney announces she’s happy being single and "living her own way of life," Kim raises a glass and makes it clear she's toasting to the same.

It's also made clear that Kim was privately discussing divorce at around this time when Khloé tells her that the family is "here to love and support her" no matter what she "chooses to do."

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Next, we turn attention to Calabasas's second most dysfunctional couple: Khloé and Tristan!

The drama here concerns Scott calling Tristan a "lucky man" in Khloé's Instagram comments despite the world being unaware they'd reunited.

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Khloé explains she’s become concerned by people's opinions over her relationship with Tristan, and that being spammed with the clown emoji in the wake of Scott making their reunion public was precisely what she had wanted to avoid.

In need of help and advice, Tristan inexplicably turns to Scott and tells him he feels embarrassed that Khloé has been keeping him a secret in fear of public backlash. "I'm no side motherfucker," he says, which I'll accept given his experience on the subject.

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He then states — extremely boldly for someone who literally hooked up with his girlfriend's sister's best friend 26 months earlier — that "everyone" wants him and Khloé to be back together, and he wishes she cared less about public opinion.

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In an apparent bid to prove they're ~meant to be~, Tristan points to the fact they both wake up at 5 a.m. to work out. The romance of it all!

Eventually, Khloé tells Tristan that her "soul is at breaking point" with the public judging her "weight, face, and personal life" and says she no longer wants to "overexpose" herself.

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It's an interesting comment given Khloé has arguably shared more of her life than the rest of her family over the last 14 years, supplying us with KUWTK's first wedding, an extremely messy divorce, a pregnancy, and two cheating scandals.

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But over recent years, she's grown to resent this exposure. In one episode, she sobs over people finding entertainment in her split from Tristan. In another, she expresses regret over sharing the cheating scandals after being branded a "fucking idiot" by viewers.

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The family's complete lack of boundaries is what made KUWTK so successful. It seems that now the show's ending, they're finally able to impose some.

What saddens me, though, is Khloé's failure to realize how much of the criticism over Tristan stems from concern rather than contempt.

We've all watched her endure so much heartbreak, trusting in unfaithful partners and staying in toxic relationships. Everyone's been rooting for her arc to end with a happy, trusting relationship. Instead, she's once again gone back to a man who broke her heart.

Finally, I couldn't end this newsletter without referencing one of the more contrived storylines in recent KUWTK history. Kendall — who's been publicly single for most of her life and regularly rejoices over her lack of children — now apparently has "baby fever."

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Khloé can barely conceal how dumb she thinks this C plot is, pointing out that Kendall is a 24-year-old literal supermodel traveling the globe with plenty of time to settle down. However, she suggests Kendall have a "trial run" by taking care of Malika's 4-month-old baby.

Despite her 400 nieces and nephews, Kendall appears to have never met a human baby before. Not only does she refer to the infant exclusively as "bro" and "dude," she's also completely clueless as to how she should hold, feed, or entertain him.

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Apparently, though, the experience has only made her more determined to become a mom soon. Can't wait for this to not happen!

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