Kim Kardashian Goes to the Met Gala Solo -- Where Was Kanye?

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Party of one? On Monday night, Kim Kardashian stunned at the 2017 Met Gala in a white off-the-shoulder Vivienne Westwood Couture slip dress. But instead of fawning over her gorgeous dress and flawless makeup, everyone was wondering: Where's Kanye? Kim and Kanye have gone to thee fashion event together every year since 2013, so it was a little weird that Kanye skipped the Met Gala this year. But Kim gave a good reason why. 

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When Vogue's André Leon Talley asked the mom of two where her other half was, Kim eluded to the fact that her husband just didn't want to deal with all the fanfare this year. "He's at home," she said. "He's been taking some time off and really loving that." The Selfish author also quickly changed the subject, asking, "Have you seen my sisters (Kendall and Kylie)? That's the question -- are they inside? We're all solo, so we were texting on the way here."

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Before the event, sources close to Kanye told People that the rapper wouldn't be attending this year, as he wasn't ready to return to the spotlight following his breakdown late last year. "He's not going because he's not ready to start attending big events," a source said. "He's doing great but wants to keep his stress levels low and just wants to take more time off. Kim and Kanye are in a great place." An additional source added that "Kanye has made a lot of good progress and is in a much better place." He apparently was very supportive of Kim going to the event solo and was more than happy to stay home with North and Saint. 

Of course, people were quick to make assumptions about why Kanye wasn't there and what it says about the state of his relationship with Kim, but everyone ought to pump the breaks. After his hospitalization and Kim's Paris robbery, they've been much more low-key as a couple, so this shouldn't come as a huge surprise to anyone. Their health -- and their relationship -- seems to be coming first. As it should. 

Eventually, Kanye will be back in the spotlight -- he is a performer, after all. But until then, let's not make judgments every time they're not seen together. Things change. People change. Kim and Kanye change. It's all good. 

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