Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Would Not Be Married If His Mother Were Still Alive, Stepfather Claims

Are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West compatible? They may be one of the most celebrated celebrity couples, but West’s stepfather, Ulysses Blakeley, said the pair wouldn't be married if West’s mother, Donda, were still alive.

Blakeley gave a detailed interview about his views on the couple to Daily Mail TV on Tuesday. In it, he revealed he’s unsure of the couple’s true compatibility. He said West’s mom would have been able to reveal that.

“If Donda was alive he wouldn’t be married to Kim Kardashian because Donda would have interacted with Kim and Kanye, so as to expose the incompatibility of their relationship. I could imagine them all at the dinner table and how uncomfortable it would be,” Blakeley said.

In the past two years, West has been a polarizing celebrity, one who has shared ups and downs with mental health, politics and overall image. Blakeley said West seems to have no inner circle of trustworthy friend or family.

“My essential take is that he is kind of alone, I don’t know who he’s hanging out with apart from the Kardashians,” he explained. “I don’t see anyone from before that time, confidantes or friends before he was successful, they’re not there. It seems like he doesn’t have that connection back to a trustworthy person, no circle of trust.”

GettyImages-597564836 Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016, in New York City. West's stepfather doesn't think the pair would be married if West's mother was still alive. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

What Blakeley sees in the relationship is a lack of common interest. The Kardashians are famous for being wildly successful entrepreneurs, but Blakeley doesn’t see creativity in their genes. West, however, built a career from the ground up of relatable and widely loved music. Blakeley fears his creativity may fall by association.

“The people he’s created into a new family are the worst for him,” Blakeley said. “They’re not artistic, Kanye is artistic. I don’t think it’s the healthiest thing for him.” “What people are seeing is isolation, the lack of meaningful emotional and intellectual connection, there’s no one who is remotely his peer. It’s like he’s a prisoner in solitary. You can talk to the guards, but it’s you that’s alone in the room. The guards don’t love you.”

As for West’s mental health, Blakeley explained it may stem from the loss of West’s mother, who died of a heart attack in 2007. “Anyone dealing with unresolved grief is going to have some issues,” he said. “I think that some of the things he does that dismays is just part of the incalculable loss he suffered [of his mother]. I don’t think it’s a mental health issue.”

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