In dating relationships and marriage, partners will inevitably hold different roles. While you may strive for equality, there may be an imbalance in the sense of ‘freedom’ you enjoy with your partner. In one celebrity relationship, some are saying it is apparent who ‘wears the pants’ when it comes to setting ground rules for socializing with others at the same event.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, in the news for her short-lived marriage to NBA basketball player Kris Humphries, supposedly holds the dominant role in her dating relationship with rapper Kanye West (currently on tour with Jay-Z), despite his somewhat intimidating appearance to others!
Dynamics in dating relationships will invariably differ from relationship to relationship. Where you come from and your worldview will impact how you treat others, both in a personal setting as well as in a professional environment. In Kim’s case, she has always been part of a big family who holds power over others – might this be what dictates how she views her dating relationships, and past celebrity marriage as well?
Rapper Kayne West has gotten in trouble in the past for speaking his mind in public events, at the most inopportune time. Could this be what inspires Kim’s efforts to ‘rein him in’? In a recent party, Kim was spotted pulling Kanye aside, giving him ‘stern instructions’, and Kanye was observed following them. One source shares:
“Kanye was loving it on the dance floor with Jay—Z and spoke at length to Stella about fashion.”
“Kim was all over Kanye at the start, but when he started to mix with other people she had a stern word and took him away from the party. He followed her orders with minimum fuss. He knows the deal.”
What do you think this says about Kim and Kanye’s dating relationship? Is Kim in control of Kanye’s behaviors? Or is she trying to keep up appearances, as she does in her reality TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians? Either way, it seems the chemistry their share outweigh any efforts Kim makes to keep things to her liking.