Kanye West Will Not Attend 2017 Met Gala With Kim Kardashian

Flying solo! Kanye West will not accompany his wife, Kim Kardashian, to the 2017 Met Gala in New York City on Monday, May 1, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

“Kanye is in L.A. and will not be attending tonight,” the insider tells Us.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Monday night will mark the first time that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 36, will attend the annual event without the “Waves” rapper, 39, since they made their debut as a couple at the 2013 Met Gala while she was pregnant with their daughter, North, now 3.

Last year, the couple wore coordinating metallic Balmain ensembles. Kardashian looked gorgeous in a long-sleeved, mirrored gown, which featured a corset-like top and an eye-catching slit. West, meanwhile, wore a crystal-encrusted jacket, a white T-shirt, ripped jeans, tan shoes and ghoulish blue contacts.

Kim Kardashian West (L) and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Though it is unclear which members of the Kardashian-Jenner family plan to attend this year’s Met Gala, Kylie Jenner hinted that she might be in attendance by sharing a throwback photo of herself, Kardashian, West and mom Kris Jenner at the 2016 bash. “MET 2016,” she captioned the shot.

MET 2016

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West has largely stayed out the spotlight since he was hospitalized in November 2016 for exhaustion. The nine-day hospitalization helped strengthen West and Kardashian’s marriage. “She didn’t realize how much of Kanye’s behavior stems from a mental illness,” a source previously told Us. “When he’s doing the things his therapists tell him to do, she is so much happier.”

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