How Kanye West ‘Convinced’ Kim Kardashian West Not to End Their Marriage in 2016

Though Kardashian West had finally reached her breaking point in her marriage, this isn’t the first time she’s wanted to call it quits from the rapper. Back in 2016, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was considering ending their relationship. But according to a family friend, the Grammy winner convinced her to stay with him — and here’s how he did it.

In February 2021, Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from Kanye West after six years of marriage. News of their impending divorce wasn’t a huge shock to fans, especially since the pair had been dealing with some serious marital issues leading up to their split.

In late 2016, it was reported that the couple’s marriage was on the rocks after the “Famous” rapper was hospitalized in Los Angeles for exhaustion. West’s admittance came after he criticized friends and associates in the music industry on stage during his “Saint Pablo” tour.