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Jonathan Cheban Laughs Off Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorce Rumors: 'It's a Joke'

by Jackie Willis 9:18 AM PST, December 08, 2016
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Jonathan Cheban is not taking the rumors seriously that his good friend, Kim Kardashian West, is on the verge of a split from her husband, Kanye West.

"There [were] some stories about a divorce and I just got off the phone with them, facetiming," he told ET while at Daily Mail and Elite Daily's holiday party on Wednesday night. "Both of them and I [were] laughing."

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Further insisting that the rumors aren't true, Cheban added, "It’s just a joke to me. I laugh at it all. I’m sure they laugh at it."

On Monday, Kim's friend shared some never-before-scene photos on the 36-year-old reality star's website in celebration of her son Saint West's first birthday. Kim has yet to post on her website since being robbed at gunpoint last October while in Paris.

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"I thought it was time and I wanted to start putting some stuff out there," Cheban, 42, said of getting his friend to agree to share the images. "I wanted Kim back out there. So, I'm excited. You know, enough time has passed."

ET also caught up with Instagram celebrity Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky, who spoke about his affiliation with Kanye and how he thinks the 39-year-old rapper is doing after spending nine days in the hospital for "severe paranoia" and "sleep deprivation."

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"You know, it’s just like, he’s going through it," Ostrovsky -- who was wearing a jacket that he said Kanye gave him in 2005 -- said. "He’ll be good, though. He’s on a whole other level."

Not long after Kanye was released from the hospital, a source close to the 39-year-old rapper and Kim spoke to ET about reports that the two were splitting up. "Kim and Kanye are 100% together," the source insisted. "Not only is the rumor that they are splitting not true, but so is the report of them living apart."

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The source also confirmed that both Kim and Kanye are taking the rest of the month off from work to "take a real break."

Additional reporting by Lexi Ciccone.

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