KIM Kardashian told her husband Kanye West she would leave him unless he sought medical help during their crisis talks in Wyoming.
Pals close to the American reality star said Kim, 39, was trying to shock Kanye, 43, into getting help.
Kim was pictured in tears during part of their meeting yesterday – where she flew to meet Kanye for crunch talks before jetting back to Los Angeles.
An insider said of their meeting: “Kim jetted into Wyoming to give Kanye a split ultimatum face-to-face - insisting he had to look her in the eye and know she was serious after friends and family desperately tried to dissuade her from going.
“She’s told him that unless he pulls out of the presidency bid and admits himself into a rehab program to get professional help, she’ll have no choice but to walk away. It really feels like a last resort but Kim doesn't know what else to do.
“Kim’s deadly serious this time and while she may have called his bluff times before, she’s told him she is serious.
“Kim’s furious and heartbroken. She told Kanye that while she supports and tries to understand his mental health issues, there’s no excuse for bringing their innocent children into this and trying to destroy hers - and her family’s - characters.
“Kanye seemed unresponsive and she said he didn’t seem to flinch when she gave him the ultimatum.
What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a severe mental health illness characterised by extreme mood swings of manic highs and depressive lows.
- Depression – feeling very low and lethargic
- Mania – feeling very high and overactive
- Extreme episodes can last for several weeks or even longer.
During a manic phase of bipolar disorder, a person may:
- Feel very happy
- Have lots of energy, ambitious plans and ideas
- Spend large amounts of money on things you cannot afford and would not normally want
- Not feel like eating or sleeping
- Talk quickly
- Become annoyed easily
- They may feel very creative and view the manic phase of bipolar as a positive experience.
- But they may also experience symptoms of psychosis, where they see or hear things that are not there or become convinced of things that are not true.
“Kim thinks that Kanye doesn’t believe her given she’s said it so many times before.
“But she left telling him there was no budging on her boundaries.”
Kim's representative insisted this was not the case however and said: “None of this is true. Except that this is obviously a difficult time.”
In his Twitter rant last week, Kanye claimed that he’s “been trying to divorce” Kim for two years, going on to hint she’d met rival rapper Meek Mill “in a hotel”.
Shortly afterwards, Kim released a statement praising her “brilliant” husband, saying: “As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar. Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behaviour know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.
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“People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgemental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
Days before, at a political rally, Kanye revealed that she considered aborting oldest daughter North, now 7, weeping: “I almost killed my daughter”.