Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made a rare appearance last night when they went out for dinner – their first public date since Kim’s armed robbery ordeal at the start of October.
It was also one of the first times Kanye has been seen out since being hospitalised for a suspected breakdown last month.
The couple headed to Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi – where a minestrone soup will set you back $15.50 – and were later seen leaving, with Kim wearing an oversized black furry coat over a low-cut white top and trousers.
Kanye kept it casual in green tracksuit bottoms, a bomber jacket and white kicks, keeping some of the blond hair he debuted earlier this month.
The pair didn’t look at each other or touch while leaving the restaurant, although once they were back in the car Kim was spotted smiling at her husband.
But new reports claim the power-couple weren’t just out for an evening away from their kids, North West, three, and one-year-old Saint.
One source told that their date was a complete set-up to bat away rumours of their troubled relationship.
“They went out together in public to try and stop the rumours about their divorce,” the insider said.
“But Kim feels like everything is too soon for Kanye – he shouldn’t be out at dinner and he shouldn’t be going all over the place. But Kim can’t make Kanye do what she wants.”
Indeed – Kanye has been going rapidly off-script of late, sparking headlines when he met with US president-elect Donald Trump just last week.
He was seen walking into Trump Tower with his entourage and requesting a meeting with Trump, which was captured by cameras.
The two then shook hands in the lobby of the ornate New York building before Kanye departed.
It was thought Kanye had upset his wife with his insistence on meeting Trump (the other Kardashians were strong and vocal supporters of Hillary Clinton), but Radar’s source says Kanye is ready to slip the leash.
“Kanye lives large,” the insider went on.
“He wants to jet all over the world with her and she just wants to stay home. She is still not ready to be back in the public eye. She is not happy with him and what he is doing right now.”