Revealed! Why Rob Kardashian, Beyoncé and Jay Z Were Absent From Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Wedding

Exclusive scoop on Kimye's Italian ceremony

By Brett Malec May 27, 2014 6:33 PMTags
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We're getting some more insight on what transpired ahead of Kim Kardashian's weekend wedding to Kanye West, with a source setting the record straight on Rob Kardashian's absence from the event.

Despite reports that Rob left Paris before Kim's Italian nuptials over some sort of family feud, E! News has learned all is well between him and Kim.

"Kim and Rob did not fight," a source tells E! exclusively. "He wanted to be there, but he was feeling so insecure and didn't want anyone to see him heavier like this. Kim and Kanye completely understand. They love Rob and only want him to be healthy and happy."


While Kim and Kanye were saying "I do" on Saturday atop the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Rob was spotted arriving home at LAX. Another source tells E! News that Rob's "in a really bad place right now" over struggles with his weight. However, it's good to hear his relationship with Kim is just fine.

Two other stars who weren't in attendance during Kimye's lavish ceremony were their pals Beyoncé and Jay Z, who decided not to attend after all the elevator drama that went down with Solange Knowles earlier this month after designer Rachel Roy (a BFF of Kim's) reportedly engaged in some flirting with Jay on the night of the Met Gala.

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"Given Kim and Kanye's list of celeb friends, surprisingly, they didn't invite that many," a source says. "They wanted it to be a small and intimate wedding. Jay Z and Beyoncé were invited but didn't come, seemingly to avoid drama from Rachel Roy who was going. In the end, the wedding was full of love and super intimate."

Despite not being in attendance, Bey did send Kim and Kanye a sweet wedding-day message on Instagram, writing, "Wishing you a lifetime of unconditional love. God bless your beautiful family."

Additionally, a source adds that the "entire wedding felt very normal." "It was very un-Hollywood," the wedding insider dished. "It might appear like it was something over the top, but it was very much focused on the important things that matter most." 

To see the road to Kim and Kanye's wedding—from Los Angeles to Paris to Italy—tune in to the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, premiering Sunday June 8 on E!

—Reporting by Ken Baker and Katie Rhames