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Can Kanye keep up with the Kardashians?

As speculation mounts about the rapper's wellbeing, his wife's family are reportedly keen to bring his presidential bid to a halt. But this is a celebrity marriage unlike any other, writes Ed Power

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Star couple: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West  in February this year

Star couple: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in February this year

Kanye West gets teary at his presidential bid appearance last week

Kanye West gets teary at his presidential bid appearance last week

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Star couple: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in February this year

There are moments during the 30- or so minute drive from Cork airport to the luxury Castlemartyr Resort when the industrial parks and one-off houses fall away and the horizon expands. At such points, it can feel you are living life at a slightly accelerated pace and that the future is rushing forwards to meet you.

So it must have seemed to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in the summer of 2014. That May they are rumoured to have flown to Cork straight from their wedding at Fort di Belvedere in Florence for their honeymoon.

Celebrity marriages often have the lifespan of a trending topic on Twitter. But at the start of it all, as they set off on their first holiday as husband and wife, Kim and Kanye must have felt on solid ground even as they (allegedly) negotiated the potholes of East Cork.