Pictured: Kim and Kanye out together for the first time since his breakdown

Their relationship has been beset by split rumours, but Kim and Kanye were putting on a united front for their first public outing together since the rapper suffered a nervous breakdown.

Kanye and Kim were spotted having dinner together on Sunday night. It is the first time they have been spotted together in public after the music star was hospitalised because of what his spokespeople said was exhaustion. However, both walked past photographers without cracking a smile; Kanye trailing a few steps behind his wife.

However, the couple did appear to relax when they got into the back of their car, and were seen sharing a smile and a laugh together. They had spent just an hour having an early evening meal.

A tough year

It would clearly be understandable if they were not feeling like smiling. 2016 has not been their year. Reality star Kim was the victim of a terrifying armed robbery in Paris when millions of dollars worth of diamond jewels were stolen. She hardly left her home for the weeks which followed and was understood to have felt that her husband was not providing the support that she needed.

Amid rumours that all was not happy in the Kardashian-West household, Kanye was rushed to hospital after his concerned doctor called emergency services. He spend some time being treated in hospital before he was released to be cared for at home.

His issues were said to have been triggered by stress. However, the pair were clearly trying to relax together, heading out to Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, which is Rihanna’s favourite restaurant. Kim opted to wear a sleek white dress with a fur coat, while Kanye dressed down in tracksuit bottoms. A source said that although the couple have had a very stressful year, Kim is pleased Kanye is getting the help he needs.