Is Kim Kardashian distraught by the way her marriage is unfolding with Kanye West? Rumor mills are abuzz with gossipy tales about how Kardashian and West’s marriage is hanging by the thread, but the reality appears to be a lot different than what is being written about the reality star and her husband.

“Kim and Kanye are trying to keep up a good front and feed into the divorce rumors, But the truth is, they’re living separate lives,” said an alleged “insider” to “Star.” The outlet ran a rather juicy narrative about how the lockdown has only intensified the cracks in their relationship.

“Kanye would just lounge around or disappear into the studio for days, and Kim was furious that she had to look after the kids by herself,” added the source, while hinting at how Kanye was taking time off away from Kim a lot more than usual much to the annoyance of Kardashian. What’s more, the story suggests that Kardashian can see how things are going to end, so she’s just trying to work with West and “quietly” arrange for a no-drama exit.

The story, peppered with assumptions and lop-sided details, has a rather absurd ending and cites how divorce isn’t really an option, as Kardashian would have to deal with adverse consequences. “She’d be well within her rights to fight for more, and since there seems to be no custody clause, that could be a nightmare as well. Still, they can’t go on like this, something has got to give,” ends the questionable source. 

While this isn’t a first for a tabloid to run a completely bogus report on Kardashian and her third marriage, this one has so many loopholes that it’s barely believable from the get-go. If Kardashian and West were really living separate lives, how is it that Kim published a snap of herself with the children and west in Wyoming? Wasn’t she supposed to be away, if the getaway was an escape from her in the first place?

Not too long ago, “Star” ran a similar story about Kardashian and West, and stated that the couple was going in for a “trial separation”. The fake claim was compounded by another rumor that suggested how Kardashian rolled out an ultimatum -- Kanye had to check into a psych ward if he wanted the marriage to work, moving forward.

Unsurprisingly, the recent report is a little different from the other rumors going the rounds. There’s zero truth in anything that speaks of Kardashian and West parting ways -- at least not now.

Khloe Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Khloe, Kourtney, Kim Kardashian, Scott Disick and Kanye West are seen leaving a restaurant on Nov. 09, 2012, in London, United Kingdom. MMY/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images