A take a look at Kim and Kanye’s love story
2004: First assembly
Kim and Kanye first met on a music video shoot when the KUWTK star was working as Brandy’s stylist and Kanye was working on a music with the songstress.
At the time she was nonetheless married to Damon Thomas, who she wed in 2000, and Kanye was courting mannequin Alexis Phifer.
Kanye was courting mannequin Alexis Phifer
Speaking about their first assembly on the Keeping Up With The Kardashians 10 12 months anniversary particular, Kim stated: ‘I met him I feel in 2002 or 2003. He was recording a music with Brandy, and I used to be her buddy…
‘I vividly keep in mind hanging out with him after which they did a video collectively, so I’d see him a couple of instances…
‘He was asking his pals: ‘Who is that this Kim Kardajan?’ He did not know what my identify was’.
She later informed Vogue Arabia in 2019: ‘This was earlier than you launched your first album and also you have been often known as a music producer. I used to be actually shy…
‘You thought I used to be Brandy’s assistant, which I wasn’t. Ever because you stated that, it’s in every single place… like “Kim is Brandy’s assistant.” I used to be her buddy and stylist. [laughs]…
‘I assumed you have been engaging, good, very charming, actually humorous, highly effective – I used to be in awe of you, however I used to be actually shy, quiet, and a bit of nervous, to be trustworthy.’
Later on that 12 months, Kim break up from Damon, who she wed when she was simply 19 after eloping. She attributed home violence for the break up – a declare he has all the time staunchly denied .
Kim wrote within the divorce papers: ‘Before we neglected dwelling, Damon hit me within the face and reduce my lip open.. I fell into the mattress body and banged my knee arduous. I used to be limping after we went skydiving.’
Sealing the deal: West’s crush on Kardashian solely grew through the years because the rising star started getting photographed subsequent to her boss-turned-friend Paris Hilton; Paris and Kim pictured in 2006
2006: Heads turned additional
Kanye’s enormous crush on Kim solely grew through the years because the rising star started getting photographed subsequent to her boss-turned-friend Paris Hilton.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest in 2013, Kanye revealed that he really fell for his future wife after he acquired a glimpse of a sure picture of her subsequent to her pal Paris in Australia.
He stated: ‘I simply knew I wished her to be my woman for a very long time. ‘I keep in mind I noticed an image of her and Paris Hilton, and I keep in mind telling my boy, ‘Have you seen that woman Kim Kardijon?”
Despite his rising attraction to Kim, Kanye went on to suggest to longtime girlfriend Alexis in August of 2006.
The proposal was barely extra low-key than his eventual proposal to Kim a few years later.
Kanye popped the query to Alexis over a lobster and pasta dinner throughout a trip to Capri.
Tradgedy struck the next 12 months nevertheless, when Kanye’s beloved mom Donda handed away.
Following quite a lot of procedures for liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast discount, the next day she skilled a sore throat, ache and tightening in her chest, earlier than collapsing. A buddy who was together with her referred to as 911 and West was taken to the hospital, the place she was pronounced useless within the emergency room.
After her dying, Kanye appeared eager to honour her needs of his marriage as he stated of tying the knot to Alexis: ‘I’m simply going to go and get married — I’m not going to make a giant deal out of it…
‘I would not get married to show something to anybody. It’s for me, for stability in my life, and I’m so comfortable that I discovered somebody that I actually love, that challenges me, that retains my life fascinating, that is simply as loopy as I’m.’
Working collectively: Kanye asks Kim to look in his notorious hip-hop puppet present Alligator Boots, the place she can be taking part in the a part of Star Wars’ Princess Leia; Kim and Kanye pictured in 2008
2008: A break up, Princess Leia and two new loves
In April, Kanye calls off his year-and-a-half engagement to Phifer, as confirmed by Phifer in a press release to People, wherein she stated: ‘It’s all the time unhappy when issues like this finish, and we stay pals’.
Shortly after, Kanye requested Kim to look in his notorious hip-hop puppet present Alligator Boots, the place she can be taking part in the a part of Star Wars’ Princess Leia.
Although the present was rejected by Comedy Central, Kardashian nonetheless had fond emotions for the mission as she shared behind the scenes footage from the set of Alligator Boots to social media in 2018.
Kim wrote on her web site: ‘We had met earlier than this mission (again in 2003), however I might say that is after we first actually related. These pics are SO humorous!’
At the time of filming Alligator Boots, Kim was in a relationship with New Orleans Saints working again Reggie Bush, who she began courting in 2007.
Meanwhile, Kanye turned concerned with mannequin Amber Rose in September of that 12 months.
Future couple? In February, Kim and Kanye reunite with each other on the Y-3 present in New York City. Kim attended the present with boyfriend Reggie, whereas Kanye arrived solo and snagged a seat subsequent to the couple and actress Milla Jovovich
2009: A modern meet and a mysterious point out
In February, Kim and Kanye reunite with each other on the Y-3 present in New York City. Kim attended the present with boyfriend Reggie, whereas Kanye arrived solo and snagged a seat subsequent to the couple and actress Milla Jovovich.
In April, throughout his look on Keri Hilson’s hit observe Knock You Down, seems to reference his looming crush on Kim and his jealousy over her relationship with Reggie.
He rapped: ‘You have been all the time the cheerleader of my desires / Seem to solely date the top of soccer groups/…
‘And I used to be the category clown that all the time stored you laughing / We have been by no means meant to be, child we simply occurred’.
Kanye and Amber additionally half methods in July of that 12 months
2010: The finish of two love tales
In March, after three years of courting, Kim and Reggie break up up for good. Reports on the time blamed the pressures of fame.
They had briefly break up in August 2009 earlier than reuniting, nevertheless he was unable to reconcile himself to Kim’s rising star.
An insider informed e! on-line: ‘They do really love one another and there isn’t any dangerous blood… They’re even open to the concept of reconciling down the highway, however must be aside proper now.’
Kanye and Amber additionally half methods in July of that 12 months.
Following their break up, Amber blamed Kim for the break up, saying: ‘Kim is without doubt one of the principal the reason why me and Kanye are usually not collectively. She’s a homewrecker!’
In the years after his break up from Amber, Kanye has brazenly criticised the mannequin – most famously saying in a 2015 interview that he needed to take ’30 showers’ after courting her and reportedly branding her a ‘prostitute’.
In December, as Kim filmed the music video for her single Jam (Turn It Up), Kanye was current on set. Famously, Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner snapped at him for testing her daughter’s well-known derriere by bluntly saying, ‘Don’t be taking a look at her a**’.
The songwriter snapped again: ‘I’ve by no means seen it really.’
In August 2011, Kim and Kris wed throughout a lavish, televised ceremony in Montecito, CA
2011: A Hump(hries) within the highway
In May 2011, Kim acquired engaged to her NBA star boyfriend Kris Humphries, who she began courting in October of 2010.
In August that 12 months, Kim and Kris wed throughout a lavish, televised ceremony in Montecito, CA. The eye-popping nuptials have been attended by 450 visitors and price roughly $10million,
In an explosive twist within the story, after simply 72 days of marriage, Kim filed for divorce on October 31.
Kim later revealed that she had misgivings concerning the marriage however felt she should go ahead as a result of surrounding pressures.
She stated: ‘There was all this consideration on the marriage, and I assumed ‘possibly it was simply the stress of the present giving me this nervousness.’
‘The night time earlier than, my mother pulled me apart, off digital camera, and was like, ‘This is not it for you,”
‘I felt like, if I pulled out now, everybody’s going to suppose I simply did it for the present. Then afterwards, individuals have been saying, ‘You have to remain married for a 12 months,’ however I bodily could not do it. When I made the choice [to divorce], everybody stated it was made up for the present. Everyone actually wished to take me down.’
Kris stated of the break up: ”It’s by no means straightforward to undergo the embarrassment of one thing like that — with your mates, with your loved ones …. But when it performs out so publicly, in entrance of the world, it is a complete different degree. It was brutal’.
During his look on Kocktails with Khloe, Kanye revealed to Khloe that he tried to speak Kim out of shifting ahead together with her marriage to Kris.
Shortly after, rumors started to swirl that Kim had taken her friendship with Kanye to the subsequent degree.
Early snap: Kim confirmed her romance with Kanye in June 2012 they usually introduced they have been anticipating their first baby that December
2012: It’s TRUE and there is a child
They lastly acquired collectively eight years after assembly.
In March, The rumored couple let it’s recognized they have been spending time with one another when Kim sat entrance row at Kanye’s runway present throughout Paris Fashion Week.
The following month, after months of rumors and rumblings, Kim and Kanye made their relationship official as they held fingers in New York City.
In May they took issues a step additional and make their purple carpet debut on the Cannes Film Festival throughout the premiere for the movie Cruel Summer.
In December, the Stronger rapper joyously reveals that his is anticipating his first baby with Kim throughout a New Year’s Eve live performance in Atlantic City.
The rapper stated ‘cease the music’, then introduced ‘make noise for my child mama proper right here,’ with a large smile. Kanye’s announcement prompted a flurry of excited tweets from the viewers
Taking to her official web site, Kim additionally confirmed the being pregnant, writing: ‘It’s true!! Kanye and I expect a child…
‘We really feel so blessed and fortunate and want that along with each of our households, his mother and my dad may very well be right here to rejoice this particular time with us. Looking ahead to nice new beginnings in 2013 and to beginning a household.’
2013: A star is born… North West is right here and a marriage on the best way
Epic proposal: In October, Kanye made proposal historical past when he requested Kim for her hand in marriage with a glowing 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring
On June 15, Kim welcomed their daughter North West.
Weeks later, the KUWTK star confirmed off an image of her and Kanye’s child woman, whereas showing on her mom Kris’ quick lived speak present.
In October, Kanye made proposal historical past when he requested Kim for her hand in marriage with a glowing 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring.
The proposal was a complete shock and went down on the AT&T Park baseball park in San Francisco, which Kanye rented out for the event.
He had organized for the phrases ‘PLEEESE MARRY MEEE!!!’ to flash up on the large scoreboard on the ballpark.
Despite his bravado, Kanye admitted previous to the proposal he was nervous, saying: ‘I used to be speaking to a cousin, I stated, ‘What do you suppose she’s gonna say?’…
‘I’m not boastful about love and emotions in any respect . . . I knew I wished her to be my woman for a very long time
In November, the couple then made headlines across the globe when shortly after their engagement, Kim famously appeared nude whereas straddling Kanye on a motorcycle in his Bound 2 music video.
2014: The marriage ceremony
In May the next 12 months, the couple tied the knot on the Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy
In May the next 12 months, the couple tied the knot at the Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy. The lavish affair noticed 200 individuals in attendance and Kim walked down the aisle in a shocking Maison Margiela bridal robe.
They have been wed underneath the course of Rich Wilkerson Jr, a pastor from North Miami. Speaking moments after the ceremony to E! News, Kim’s mum Kris stated she was ‘past bursting with happiness for Kim, Kanye and child North’.
‘Such a magical, romantic marriage ceremony!’ she added. ‘I really feel blessed to have my new son and his household as a part of ours.’ And Kanye appeared equally ebullient, with a supply telling MailOnline he gave an eight-minute speech to the gathered visitors.
‘I simply wanna cease the music a second ‘cos my child’s coming again with a brand new gown on. Here she is – Kim Kardashian West,’ he stated, introducing his bride.
After the ceremony, the visitors broke bread collectively sitting household fashion on a 70-metre-long marble banquet desk – a present from grasp craftsman Gualtiero Vannelli who used marble from the Tuscan quarry in Carrara, in keeping with Us Weekly.
During the ceremony Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenaded Kim and Kanye with a number of of his songs, together with Con te Partiro. Among the celebrities on the nuptials have been Steve McQueen, Lala Anthony, Jaden Smith and Joe Francis.
2015: Saint West
In December, Kim and Kanye welcomed their second baby, son Saint West, on December 5, 2015.
In May, in wake of her first marriage ceremony anniversary with Kanye, Kim confirmed to Glamour that she was anticipating her second baby with the Grammy winner.
‘North has taught me endurance. There’s nothing I would not do for her. And nothing I would not do for my husband. She’s empowered us to wish to be the perfect dad and mom and the perfect spouses,’ stated the star.
In December, Kim and Kanye welcomed their second baby, son Saint West, on December 5, 2015.
Eager to share her new child together with her huge Instagram following, Kim shared a portrait of Saint to the platform.
Kim later mentioned life with two younger youngsters, saying of North: ‘I do not know if it is as a result of she’s the older sister. I do not know what it’s. I assumed it was a section. She doesn’t like her brother and it is so arduous for me…
‘She would get so jealous once I would breastfeed and all that sort of stuff. And now, the section is not going away.’
Famed and adored for her seeming diva methods, Kim continued to provide perception into life with North, saying: ‘She thinks she’s outsmarting me.
‘Like, she’ll have a tea celebration and say, ‘No boys allowed.’ Dad cannot come too then — no boys. And she’ll slam the door on her brother’s face and he’ll simply begin crying.’
2016: Kim’s trauma and hassle in paradise
In 2016, Kim was left traumatised when burglars broke into her Paris condo throughout Fashion Week, tied her up and stole $10million of jewelry in October 2016 (pictured earlier than the raid)
In 2016, Kim was left traumatised when burglars broke into her Paris condo throughout Fashion Week, tied her up and stole $10million of jewelry in October 2016.
In 2018, she lastly studying to be ‘okay’ with the horrifying expertise as a result of she has ‘discovered a lot from it’.
The actuality star was robbed by 5 armed males sporting ski masks and garments with police markings within the ordeal.
At round 3am, the robbers entered the constructing after the concierge allow them to in.
Handcuffed and at gunpoint, the concierge led them to the starlet’s flat.
Kim reportedly ‘begged for her life’ and informed the gunmen she had youngsters at dwelling when two of them entered her room and held the gun to her head.
The males stole a jewelry field price €6 million ($6.7 million/ £5.24 million) and a hoop price €4 million ($4.5 million/ £3.5 million), prompting fears that the property have been private ones, and never simply jewelry Kim was borrowing for vogue week.
Kim additionally misplaced two of her prized sensible telephones – ones which might be prone to include an excessive amount of private info.
As she recovered from the trauma of the theft, Kim confronted additional plight when later that 12 months, the couple have been confronted with allegations of ‘friction’ as a result of Kanye’s on-line behaviour.
After Kanye went on quite a lot of Twitter tangents, insiders stated: ‘ What causes friction within the marriage, nevertheless, is Kanye’s compulsive tweeting.
‘Kim cannot stand it. She is all for self-promotion, however does not approve of Twitter drama’.
Despite this, they denied they have been having points with Kim saying ‘there’s simply nothing to actually report on’.
2017: Baby quantity three
The couple employed a surrogate to hold their third baby. It was first reported in July that Kim opted to go the surrogate route as a result of well being problems throughout her first two pregnancies
The couple employed a surrogate to hold their third baby. It was first reported in July that Kim opted to go the surrogate route as a result of well being problems throughout her first two pregnancies.
Kim, who suffered with life threatening placenta accreta when carrying North and Saint, is claimed to have been referred ‘by an company’ to seek out the appropriate surrogate.
TMZ claimed the well-known duo paid $45,000 for the surrogate to hold their third baby, earlier than revealing the woman in query is an African-American school graduate in her Twenties who has been married for 5 years with two youngsters.
‘The whole household is over the moon. Kim had been in search of a surrogate for months till not too long ago when she discovered the proper candidate,’ a supply informed People.
The singer added: ‘They need every little thing to be good and for the infant to be extraordinarily wholesome.
‘They don’t need any problems and Kim is offering a super consuming routine and food plan so everybody is aware of what the infant is consuming earlier than it is born.’
Prior to hiring their surrogate, Kim spoke to her sister Kourtney concerning the perks of surrogacy, saying: ”If you utilize a surrogate, no one has to know the entire time…
‘You may have a child for a 12 months and no one would even know.’
2018: Chicago is right here
In January, their daughter Chicago was born
In January, their daughter Chicago was born.
Kim delightedly introduced the information, confirming in a press release : ‘We’re so in love. Kanye and I are comfortable to announce the arrival of our wholesome, stunning child woman’.
Three days after the beginning, Kim revealed that the couple had determined to name their new child daughter Chicago.
She shared an image of the identify, captioned with the date and time of the tot’s beginning, plus her weight – 7lbs, 6oz.
She shared a submit which explains the right way to pronounce the shortened model of Chicago’s identify.
The informative messages stated: ‘And to everybody who thinks it is actually pronounced as CHI. No. It’s ‘Shy’.’
When grilled on the weird identify: ‘Everyone asks me the place we got here up with that,’ Kim stated about her child woman, whom she commonly calls ‘Chi.
‘Kanye is initially from Chicago, and the town is de facto related to his reminiscence of his mother. So, we went with Chicago.’
2019: The brood continues to develop and Sunday Service arrives
In May, they then welcomed one other son Psalm West by a surrogate and later renewed their marriage ceremony vows
In May, they then welcomed one other son Psalm West by a surrogate and later renewed their marriage ceremony vows.
She introduced Psalm’s arrival on Mother’s Day with an image of the infant asleep.
Kris later defined what the identify meant, saying: ‘The inspiration was the Book of Psalms within the Bible. I feel it is only a great technique to rejoice how they really feel. And he is such a blessing, so it is good. He’s simply lovable.’
Kim had spoken earlier about shifting on to having 4 youngsters.
She stated: ‘I feel that, [for] anybody that has three, I do suggest going for the fourth. You’re already there. You’re so shut. It feels so balanced. It appears like there is a companion for everybody—nobody’s neglected. Everyone will get alongside now.’
The biblical identify got here across the identical time because the launch of Kanye’s Sunday Service, wherein he delivered his personal non secular service every Sunday at his dwelling because the starting of 2019.
The biblical identify got here across the identical time because the launch of Kanye’s Sunday Service, wherein he delivered his personal non secular service every Sunday at his dwelling because the starting of 2019
Kim mentioned the companies and detailed what they meant to Kanye, saying: ”Kanye began this, I feel, simply to heal himself. It was a very private factor, and it was simply family and friends…
‘He has had a tremendous evolution of being born once more and being saved by Christ…
‘For essentially the most half, it is only a musical ministry. Kanye does not have his 501 [registered non-profit exempt from federal tax] but to make it an official church, however it’s for God and it’s a Christian church. It began off therapeutic for him and it is change into one thing that he actually needs to share for everyone else.’
Kanye himself spoke about Sunday Service, telling David Letterman: ‘It was actually an concept that we needed to open up our hearts and make music that we felt was as pure and as constructive as doable…
‘And simply do it for an hour each Sunday. And simply have someplace the place individuals can come collectively and simply really feel good with their households.’
On July 4, Kanye introduced he was coming into the 2020 presidential race and Kim – in addition to Elon Musk – backed him
2020: Kanye’s troubles and Kim’s birthday
On July 4, Kanye introduced he was coming into the 2020 presidential race and Kim – in addition to Elon Musk – backed him.
Later that month, on July 19 he held a marketing campaign rally in South Carolina, sporting a bullet-proof jacket marked ‘safety’ and with ‘2020’ shaved into his head.
In a rambling speech, he revealed he and Kim had thought of aborting North and in addition claimed abolitionist Harriet Tubman ‘by no means really freed the slaves’.
On July 22, he fired off a sequence of tweets claiming Kim was attempting to have him locked up on medical grounds, that he had been ‘attempting to get divorced’ since Kim allegedly met rapper Meek Mill on the Waldorf Hotel and referred to as mother-in-law Kris Jenner ‘Kris Jong-Un’.
Kim subsequently launched a press release saying Kanye was struggling a bi-polar episode on the time. It was later revealed he was holing up at his Wyoming ranch and Kim was seen in tears as she visited him,
In October, Kim and Kanye by means of the stunner an elaborate fortieth birthday festivities, which included dinner at candlelight together with her nearest and dearest on a personal island.
After the occasion, Kim shed mild on among the precautions she had everybody take in an effort to safely rejoice her massive day, which included a two week quarantine previous to the celebration.
She penned: ’40 and feeling so humbled and blessed. There isn’t a single day that I take with no consideration, particularly throughout these instances after we are all reminded of the issues that really matter,’ she wrote.
Virtual: Kim Kardashian revealed on Thursday that she acquired a hologram of her late father Robert from husband Kanye West , in celebration of her fortieth birthday
‘For my birthday this 12 months, I could not consider a greater technique to spend it than with among the individuals who have helped formed me into the lady I’m at present. Before COVID, I do not suppose any of us really appreciated what a easy luxurious it was to have the ability to journey and be along with household and pals in a protected atmosphere…
‘After 2 weeks of a number of well being screens and asking everybody to quarantine, I stunned my closest internal circle with a visit to a personal island the place we may fake issues have been regular only for a short second in time. We danced, rode bikes, swam close to whales, kayaked, watched a film on the seashore and a lot extra.
‘I understand that for most individuals, that is one thing that’s to this point out of attain proper now, so in moments like these, I’m humbly reminded of how privileged my life is. #thisis40.’
During the journey, she acquired a hologram of her late father Robert from husband Kanye.
Famed legal professional Robert Kardashian, who tragically handed away from esophageal most cancers in July of 2003 on the age of 59, was introduced again to digital life for the unconventional present, which quite a lot of followers have branded ‘creepy’.
Among the statements made by the digital incarnation of the late Kardashian patriarch have been that his well-known daughter was ‘all grown up’, whereas he additionally hailed Kanye, 43, as ‘essentially the most genius man in the entire world’.
The two-and-a-half minute video confirmed the late Kardashian sporting a beige swimsuit jacket layered over a crisp white gown shirt as he seemingly spoke on to Kim.
‘Happy Birthday Kimberly,’ greeted the hologram. ‘Look at you! You’re 40 and all grown up. You look stunning similar to if you have been a bit of woman. ‘I watch over you and your sisters and brother and the youngsters on a regular basis. Sometimes I drop hints that I’m round,’ famous hologram Robert, who made reference to one thing the Kardashians check with as a ‘massive peefee’.
2021: The finish?
Several sources have claimed that Kim is getting ready to file for divorce from her rapper husband whereas he’s stated to be fed up with the entire Kardashian clan.
The rumors of a break up comply with a rocky 12 months for the couple the place they have been noticed having ‘disaster’ talks after Kanye accused Kim of attempting to ‘lock me up’ and stated he wished to divorce her in a sequence of rambling Twitter posts whereas he was stated to be within the grips of a bipolar episode.
Kanye additionally made a failed run for the White House in 2020 and through his first presidential marketing campaign rally informed attendees that Kim had thought of aborting daughter North.