Both Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have gone through some seriously hard times recently. Kanye's mental breakdown last year had everyone wondering if he was going to go into retirement, while Kim getting robbed at gunpoint in Paris was obviously a hugely traumatic experience for her.
According to sources close to the couple, both events led to a strained relationship between the two, but with a lot of work, things are now looking up for Kimye.
"They went through a really rough time there for awhile," a source told People. "It was really touch and go. She was dealing with the robbery and all that came after, and she felt like he wasn't there for her. He was going through his issues around the holidays, and he felt like she wasn't prioritizing him."
Another source echoed that sentiment, saying, "Things were just awful between the two of them, but also with both of them separately. It was like for the first time, they just weren't happy. I don't think they were happy separately, and I know they weren't happy together."
The source went on to say that Kim was determined to fight for their marriage, adding, "She kept saying, 'If we can get through this, we'll be stronger than ever. They never fell out of love with each other, but it was just one of those times where marriage is hard work, and you have to push through the pain."
"They both had moments where they were like, 'Is this even worth it?' But the answer was always, 'Yes, this is worth it.' So they both chose to fight," the source said.
"It's like the two of them were dangling on a rope off a cliff, and they used every single thing they had to find solid ground," they continued. "They clawed their way back to somewhere a lot more healthy, and they're still clawing their way back. There are good days and there are bad days."
Another source says that despite their past struggles, things are good between the couple.
"Kim and Kanye are in a great place," they said. "They are just so happy. He's doing really great."
Long live Kimye.
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