Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are talking things out.
The longtime couple reunited for the first time in recent weeks on Monday, July 27. In photos obtained by TMZ, the pair was spotted driving together in Wyoming. A source tells E! News, “It got very emotional.”
Their face-to-face interaction comes just two days after the 43-year-old rapper and presidential hopeful publicly apologized to his wife of six years.
“I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter,” Kanye wrote on Saturday, July 25. “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.”
According to an insider, Kanye, who has been open about his mental health struggles and bipolar diagnosis, reached out to Kim recently to further the conversation privately.
“Kanye seems to be in a better headspace in the last few days. He has been in touch with Kim, and has apologized privately and publicly,” the insider explained. “She understands and has forgiven him, but is still very hesitant about the future.”
The SKIMS founder is “hopeful” her husband will “calm down” once his 10th studio album is released, noted the insider. Kanye originally planned to drop Donda: With Child, named after his late mother Donda West, on Friday, July 25. However, it has since been postponed and Kanye has yet to share a new release date.
Despite the delayed release, the insider made it clear that his various projects are his priority, including his music and Gap partnership with his Yeezy line.
“He is focused solely on creating right now and is very extreme about it. He will spend hours on hours creating new music, editing or creating pieces for his line, and doesn’t give himself breaks,” the insider described. “He’s very dedicated and focused.”
A second source shared the same sentiments and explained that Kanye has kept himself busy at his Wyoming ranch.
“There is a lot of work being done with Kanye’s music and his clothing designs. He never stops,” the second source expressed. “They have a big set up in the barns with people at tables working on clothing designs and making them. There’s a lot of meetings and creativity happening.”
Additionally, Kanye has had a support system at his ranch during this time, the first insider explained.
“There are many people around him who are supporting him and helping him. Many people on his team have urged him to have more balance, but understand he is in ‘creative mode’ right now,” the insider shared.
Among those supporting Kanye right now have been Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Bieber. The couple flew to Wyoming on Friday, July 24, to visit with the rapper.
On Saturday, July 25, the Yeezy designer posted a candid photo of the “Sorry” singer sitting down with Damon Dash, the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder. “DD & JB discussing the new spray foam wall prototypes on the YZY campus,” Kanye wrote on Twitter.
According to the second source, Justin and Hailey were already on a road trip near Wyoming when Kanye invited them to his ranch.
“Justin was excited to see Kanye and to be able to talk music with him. They have been working in the studio on the ranch, collaborating on Kanye’s album,” the second source revealed. “Kanye 100 percent wants to include Justin on his album.”
Along with music, the source said Justin—who has been candid about his mental health journey—is helping Kanye with his struggles.
“Justin has been through similar situations and has been giving advice to Kanye. It’s been calming and reassuring for Kanye to hear Justin’s experience and they have bonded over their mental health and being an artist in general,” the second source expressed. “Kanye is very happy Justin stopped by and he has been a positive reinforcement towards Kanye’s outlook.”