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Kanye West shared a series of posts that criticized Hollywood as a “brothel” and that he has struggled with an addiction to pornography and that it “destroyed my family.” The posts have since been deleted, but the singer and recent Christian convert criticized ex mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, for allowing her daughters to pose for Playboy. He was also very adamant that his daughters, Chicago and North, whom he referred to as “Northy” would not be participating in such things. In March, West posted an Instagram detailing an argument he had with Kim Kardashian over their 9-year-old daughter, North, having a Tik Tok account. “I told [Kim] to stop antagonizing me with this TikTok thing. I said, ‘It’s never again.’ I am her father. I know y’all don’t respect fathers and the idea of family and the media tries to promote something. I said, I am not allowing my daughter to be used by TikTok, by Disney. I have a say-so,” he wrote.

Kanye and Kim Kardashian married in 2014 and have four children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021, with the divorce being finalized March 2, 2022. During that time, Kanye spoke often of his attempts to reconcile the marriage, saying during a Thanksgiving celebration, “And all these relationships… we’ve made mistakes, I’ve made mistakes I’ve publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband.” It had been revealed that Kanye had cheated on Kim after the births of two of their children. Kanye addressed the infidelity in his song “Hurricane,” as well as his struggles with alcoholism.

Kanye’s recent disclosure of his pornography addiction further sheds light on the struggles that plagued their marriage. Dr. Patrick Fagan, PhD, released “The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community” in 2009 with a summary that noted that married men who are involved with pornography “feel less satisfied with conjugal relations” and that, “Pornography use is a pathway to infidelity and divorce, and is frequently a major factor in these family disasters.” Kanye would not be alone in his addiction. Actor Terry Crews recently detailed his struggles with pornography addiction in his book, “Tough: My Journey to True Power.” “I was nine years old when I was exposed to pornography and I would say that’s abusive. The fact that I was able to get it, the fact that I was able to look at it, and it became something I used as a crutch, to numb all this pain, even before I met [my wife],” he told Entertainment Tonight. He revealed how he kept his addiction hidden from his wife for twenty years, even cheating on her. The couple went on a 90-day sex fast, which helped the star reconnect with his wife in romantic, nonsexual ways. Crews concluded, saying, “When you’re really successful, no one will call you on your stuff… Success is the warmest place to hide.”

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