Kim Kardashian Blind-Sided By Kanye's Nervous Breakdown

Entertainment | 12/19/2016 | 05:00 AM EST

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The reality TV star was unaware of rapper-husband's mental condition

In the court of public opinion Kanye West's mental health has always been on trial. So it came as no surprise to many when the rapper suffered a nervous breakdown which led to an 8-day stint in the hospital in late November. But, it turns out one person was surprised: His wife, Kim Kardashian-West

Insiders close to the couple tell People Magazine that the couple's marriage has been strained for quite sometime, and that they were on the verge of divorce way before Kanye's mental episode. 

“The divorce rumors come from before he had the breakdown. She didn’t know what was up with him and they weren’t spending time together. She didn’t realize it was a mental breakdown."

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Following a bizarre concert rant during a show in Sacremento, California; West, 39, was soon placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold. Kim, who was in New York City on business immediately flew to be by his side. 

Sidebar: Rumor has it the couple is currently living in separate houses. 

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