Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have been surrounded by engagement rumours for months now, but new reports claim that the rapper "never wants to marry" his other half.
Kim has officially been divorced from ex husband Kris Humphries for more than four months, but sources say that Kanye still isn't interested in walking down the aisle with the reality star, who gave birth to their first child, North, on June 15 this year.
“Kanye is telling friends that he’ll never marry Kim,” a source close to the singer reveals to Radar Online. “He has no need or desire to make their relationship official in the eyes of the law.”
Instead, “Kanye prefers the idea of them as ‘partners,’” the source explains. “He sees marriage as outdated and he’s all about embracing the modern and the new. He doesn’t feel like he has to marry Kim just because they have a [daughter, Nori] together.”
And despite constant rumours suggesting that the pair are going to tie the knot soon, Kim is apparently OK with how their relationship is at the moment: “Kim feels like she’s been there, done that when it comes to a big, splashy wedding,” the source explains.
Kim and Kanye take baby North for a stroll (Photo: WENN)
“She used to be so much more into the fame game, but now that she’s drifting away from the family and trying to do her own thing, she’s becoming more adamant about doing things on her own terms and keeping it low-key. It took her a while to learn the value of privacy, and to abandon the idea of another over-the-top wedding, but she’s getting there thanks to Kanye’s influence.”
However, with the Kardashians always keen for a magazine or TV special, the insider continues to allege that Kim and Kanye's decision not be getting wed anytime soon may have caused a bit of trouble within the family.
“Some of Kim’s family still want her to get married to Kanye,” the source hints. “But even they are coming around.”
With Kris and Bruce Jenner recently separated and Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom going through their own relationship issues, “the Kardashians don’t exactly have a good track record with healthy marriages these days,” the source explains, “so they’re leaving Kim and Kanye alone to do whatever they want, as long as they’re happy.”
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