Kim Kardashian is going to the Met Gala alone this year, and here’s why

For the past few years, they’ve rocked the red carpet in show-stopping attire — but things are different this time around. This year, Kim Kardashian West will be attending the Met Ball without Kanye West, aka her husband, by her side. Although the reality star will be making an appearance, West will be noticeably absent — here’s why.

It all comes down to family, specifically their two kids. A source close to the couple told People Magazine that Kanye West was staying behind to spend some time with their children, North West and Saint West. Kanye has been conspicuously absent from the public eye for some time since he suffered mental health issues back in 2016. While things have improved considerably, he’s still enjoying staying out of the limelight and leaving big events to his wife.

If you’re wondering whether that means things are rocky for the couple, you can rest easy. The source insists that all is well in the Kardashian-West household. West fully supports his wife going and wowing audiences with her stunning style. And since she’ll no doubt be surrounded by friends and family members, it’s not like she’ll be walking alone. Still, this is the first time Kim Kardashian has strutted her stuff at the Met Ball solo since they became a couple.

Whether she’s walking with her husband by her side or stepping out on her own, we’re sure Kim Kardashian is going to look stunning. Reportedly, she’ll be rocking a one-of-a-kind Vivienne Westwood design, and we can’t wait to see it!