Kim Kardashian never said she and Kanye West "barely made it this year," despite a claim. A tabloid is outright lying about the reality star's birthday tribute to her husband. Gossip Cop can expose the falsehood.

On its website, as its very first headline on its homepage, OK! is announcing, "Kim Kardashian Wishes Kanye A Happy Birthday — Says They Barely Made It This Year." Kardashian actually didn't say that at all. Meanwhile, after one clicks on that inaccurate teaser, the magazine offers a still untruthful headline for its article: "Marital Problems? Kim Kardashian Wishes Kanye A Happy Birthday — Hints They Barely Made It Through The Year." (See screengrabs below.) But the "KUWTK" star didn't do that, either, nor did she suggest they are having "marital problems."

This is word-for-word what Kardashian posted on Twitter on Friday: "Happy Birthday babe @kanyewest!!!!! It's been a wild year but we're here & life is good! So proud of you dropping back to back albums & fulfilling your dreams. You inspire me to make the impossible always become a reality. Love you." The message ended with an emoji of hearts.

As readers can plainly see for themselves, nowhere did she say they "barely made it this year," or "hint" that that was the case. At worst, Kardashian referenced a "wild year," which the outlet has twisted into something else entirely. And arguably, "wild year" doesn't necessarily have a negative connotation. Indeed, the couple experienced many highs since West's last birthday.

They went to Tokyo just the two of them, after a family trip to the Bahamas. They finally moved into their massive Hidden Hills estate. They were blessed with the birth of a daughter via surrogate. Only days ago, West recorded a special video message for his wife as Kardashian was honored at the CFDA Awards. And, as she noted in her tweet, West just released two albums in two weeks. In April, Kardashian and West were even filmed kissing, with a friend commenting in the background, "You guys are the best married couple I know." They also marked their fourth wedding anniversary just last month.

Of course, life is a rollercoaster, and there were some low times in the last year, too. Kardashian recently admitted that some family drama left her in tears, but defended West's controversial behavior, saying, "He's just the most genuine person... I always know his heart." In fact, her loyalty is clear in West's new song "Wouldn't Leave," which is specifically about how she said she wouldn't leave him even though he's been caught up in some scandals.

Conclusion: Despite what OK! wants fans to believe, Kardashian never said that she and West "barely made it this year." As readers themselves can see, she merely referenced a "wild year," one that saw everything from the birth of their child to the strength of their union questioned by others. The magazine baselessly calls it a "cryptic birthday message," and asserts "the message wasn't all together 'happy,'" but that's just its own unproven spin. Rather than reporting her comments in a straight forward manner (People went with: "Kim Kardashian West Wishes Husband Kanye Happy Birthday After Their 'Wild' Year."), the outlet decided to go the clickbait route. But its angle isn't just misleading; it's also just plain wrong.

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Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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