Kim, 39, is hoping the spiritual guidance of Rich Wilkerson Jnr will help salvage the marriage after crisis talks with Kanye broke down last week in Wyoming.
The 36-year-old hipster pastor is a great friend of the couple and wed the pair at the iconic Forte Di Belvedere overlooking Florence six years ago.
A source told The Sun: ‘Kim and Kanye’s trip isn’t a romantic holiday. It’s more of a chance for them to reconnect away from the chaos of Wyoming, the hangers on who surround Kanye and the audience of their entourage.
‘Kim wanted to bring her mum but didn’t want Kanye to feel like he was being pressured. She’s planning to fly Rich Wilkerson Jnr, their pastor who married them, out with his wife – or if Kanye is resistant, to video call him. He’s someone Kanye trusts.
Kim, 39, is hoping the spiritual guidance of Rich Wilkerson Jnr on their sojourn will help salvage the marriage after crisis talks in Wyoming broke down last week
The 36-year-old hipster pastor is a great friend of the couple and wed the pair at the iconic Forte Di Belvedere overlooking Florence six years ago
Holding on for her kids: ‘Before the trip, she was ready to end her marriage. But Kanye has been listening to her concerns. He has made some promises to her. Kim still sees divorce as a last resort. She is not there yet’
‘He’s been a constant in Kim and Kanye’s lives and he’s a friend of the family. Kim is hoping an intervention will help Kanye.’
In a 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Wilkerson said he’s close with the Kardashian family.
‘They’re friends of mine and I love them,’ Wilkerson said.
‘I believe in them and I think they’ve got an amazing, amazing relationship. I think that they work hard to continue to make it happen.’
Kim made it clear that divorce will be her ‘last resort’ as her spouse, 43, has made certain ‘promises’ to her.
The magazine said that Kim jetted to Wyoming to tell Kanye that the marriage was done, but he talked her out of it and she flew back to Los Angeles alone.
In a 2016 interview Wilkerson said he’s close with the Kardashian family. ‘They’re friends of mine and I love them,’ Wilkerson said. ‘I believe in them and I think they’ve got an amazing, amazing relationship. I think that they work hard to continue to make it happen.’
After his presidential campaign rally on July 19 in which he tearfully revealed he and Kim considered aborting North, Kanye launched into a days-long string of Twitter rants denouncing his wife and his mother-in-law Kris Jenner.
He has since apologized, tweeting: ‘I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.’
An insider told People magazine that it was Kanye’s idea for the couple to go away with their daughters North, seven, and Chicago, two, and sons Saint, four, and Psalm, 14 months.
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The source added: ‘It’s all very complicated though. Kim wants him to get proper help and Kanye still doesn’t want to. Kim is just taking things day by day right now. She isn’t sure if their marriage can be saved, but she is willing to keep trying for their kids.’
And her mother Kris Jenner, whom Kanye called Kris Jong-Un during his Twitter tirade, is supporting her decision.
‘Kim’s family is supporting her as usual. They hate seeing her upset and struggling though,’ the insider added.