Kimye Spend Thanksgiving Apart: Are Breakup Rumors A Publicity Stunt?

December 2, 2014  |  

Let’s be honest. You don’t really buy the authenticity of the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West relationship. People are afraid to say it. No one wants to be the hater, or better yet, banned from some high-profile VIP event that their reps may throw for them in Paris one day. But when news of Kimye spending Thanksgiving day apart started to break this past holiday, the media couldn’t help but jump on it. See, the divorce rumors must be true, many speculated. How could they not eat turkey together? To be fair, it wasn’t just that Kanye was spotted out dining with two of his male friends at Ralph Lauren’s restaurant in Paris for Thanksgiving; it was that tweet that Kim K sent out simultaneously. She was
happy to be spending Thanksgiving with her “whole” family. Really? Whole family without Kanye? She’s playing games.

Consider this. The Kardashian-West relationship is the biggest thing the couple has going these days. It’s not like there’s an upcoming movie that Kim’s starring in or a book coming out. Yes, there’s Kanye’s next album, but while his music usually gets rave reviews, it doesn’t get as much attention as his marriage. And for Kim, when it comes to publicity, the marriage is right up there with those naked photos. Remember, though the naked photos were nice to look at, the hype died down in less than a week. The marriage, however, has been the biggest headline for the couple since they kissed in front of a picturesque flowery wall.

On the Monday after Thanksgiving, to further the entire spectacle, Kim posted a picture of her and Kanye, dubbing Kanye her “MCM” i.e. “man crush Monday.” “My MCM goes to my BFF and husband! Miss you baby! #HurryHome #GoodLuckTonight,” she wrote. (Isn’t he your crush everyday?) Some interpreted her post as putting an end to those pesky divorce rumors—the ones that have been circulating over the last few weeks because of “sources” who leak information to the media and “witnesses” who have seen Kim leaving the office of a high-profile divorce attorney. Other outlets just ignored her tweet, sticking to their coverage that the couple’s relationship was on the rocks. It’s a better story, but it’s all starting to sound like it’s all part of a big plan to make them more famous.

Kardashian knows this. With two failed marriages in her past, the odds for the fate of this relationship lean more in the direction of not making it. But if Kim those odds, it’s way less of a story. If the two stay happily married, there’s not much to talk about, and Kardashian is in the business of being talked about. So is Kanye for that matter. Though he’s got his musical talent to fall back on, a strong bond between the two of them only gets boring after a while, and these two have got to stay on TMZ (who by the way, did not cover the Thanksgiving story). On the other hand, a shaky marriage will magnify the couple’s star power, adding to an already gossiped about story. Kim is guaranteed the cover of every tabloid magazine if everyone believes there are problems in the West-Kardashian household.

Kanye has boasted that Kim Kardashian is the woman of his dreams, as he was going after her for the longest before the two hooked up. And Kim has done a great job with her PDA for Kanye all over social media. They are a match made in publicity heaven. But in the end, North West may be the only one who will truly benefit from them staying together.

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