Article Dec 20, 2016

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Kim Kardashian's best friend labels Kanye divorce claims 'hysterical'

Kim Kardashian's best friend Jonathan Cheban has labelled rumors she is set to divorce Kanye West "hysterical".

Reports emerged on Wednesday (07Dec16) that Kim and Kanye's marriage has hit the rocks after a tumultuous few months which saw the reality star left traumatised after an armed robbery in Paris in October, and Kanye hospitalised and treated for sleep deprivation and exhaustion.

But as he attended an event on Wednesday night, Kim's BFF Jonathan dismissed the allegations, insisting the claims are entirely untrue.

"I just FaceTimed with Kim and Kanye and everyone's talking about some divorce rumors and I was laughing because I didn't hear that all day and I guess everybody else apparently here did and it's so funny to me because it's so not true," he told E! News at the Holiday Party. "I don't know where people come up with stories but it's literally hysterical but Jennifer Aniston has also been pregnant like 1,000 times so it's kind of a joke."

Jonathan also said that Kim and Kanye are both in "good spirits" following the rapper's discharge from hospital. It has been alleged that Kim and the couple's children North and Saint are staying with her mother Kris Jenner as the musician recuperates, but Jonathan didn't refer to those claims as he spoke of his friends.

"I don't want to talk much about them because it's not my business but I do have to say that the divorcing is kind of hysterical, that I will mention, because I just spoke to both of them on FaceTime literally before I was coming here and when I heard that I literally burst out laughing," he added.

Jonathan's comments came after a source close to Kim also dismissed claims of a potential divorce. The insider told "This divorce stuff is completely false. Kim does not have any plans to divorce Kanye. She’s told me it’s false. The picture that’s being painted is that she is planning on leaving him because of the robbery and this (hospitalization) incident.

"But despite all of their trials this year, they remain very much committed to their marriage and their family."