2004: First assembly
Kim and Kanye first met on a music video shoot when the KUWTK star was working as Brandy’s assistant and Kanye was engaged on a music with the songstress.
On the time she was nonetheless married to Damon Thomas, who she went on to divorce in 2004, and Kanye was relationship mannequin Alexis Phifer.
Talking about their first assembly on the Retaining Up With The Kardashians 10 yr 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 good friend…
‘I vividly keep in mind hanging out with him after which they did a video collectively, so I would see him just a few instances. He was asking his associates: ‘Who is that this Kim Kardajan?’ He did not know what my title was’.
Sealing the deal: West’s crush on Kardashian solely grew over time 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 big crush on Kim solely grew over time 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 actually fell for his future spouse after he bought 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 ever seen that woman Kim Kardijon?”
Regardless of his rising attraction to Kim, Kanye went on to suggest to longtime girlfriend Phifer in August of 2006.
Working collectively: Kanye asks Kim to seem in his notorious hip-hop puppet present Alligator Boots, the place she could be enjoying 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, by which she stated: ‘It is all the time unhappy when issues like this finish, and we stay associates’.
Shortly after, Kanye requested Kim to seem in his notorious hip-hop puppet present Alligator Boots, the place she could be enjoying the a part of Star Wars’ Princess Leia.
Though the present was rejected by Comedy Central, Kardashian nonetheless had fond emotions for the venture as she shared behind the scenes photos from the set of Alligator Boots to social media in 2018.
Kim wrote on her web site: ‘We had met earlier than this venture (again in 2003), however I might say that is once we first actually related. These pics are SO humorous!’
On the time of filming Alligator Boots, Kim was in a relationship with New Orleans Saints operating again Reggie Bush, who she began relationship in 2007.
In the meantime, Kanye turned concerned with mannequin Amber Rose in September of that yr.
Future couple? In February, Kim and Kanye reunite with each other on the Y-3 present in New York Metropolis. 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 Metropolis. 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 / Appear to solely date the top of soccer groups/…
‘And I used to be the category clown that all the time saved 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 yr
2010: The tip of two love tales
In March, after three years of relationship, Kim and Reggie break up up for good. Stories on the time blamed the pressures of fame.
That they had briefly break up in August 2009 earlier than reuniting, nonetheless he was unable to reconcile himself to Kim’s rising star.
An insider informed e! on-line: ‘They do actually love one another and there is no unhealthy blood… They’re even open to the concept of reconciling down the street, however must be aside proper now.’
Kanye and Amber additionally half methods in July of that yr.
Following their break up, Amber blamed Kim for the break up, saying: ‘Kim is without doubt one of the fundamental the explanation why me and Kanye usually are not collectively. She’s a homewrecker!”
Within 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 relationship her and reportedly branding her a ‘prostitute’.
In December, as Kim filmed the music video for her single Jam (Flip 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, ‘Do not be taking a look at her a**’.
The songwriter snapped again: ‘I’ve by no means seen it truly.’
Early snap: Kim confirmed her romance with Kanye in June 2012 and so they introduced they have been anticipating their first little one that December
2012: It is TRUE and there is a child
They lastly bought collectively eight years after assembly. In March, The rumored couple let it’s identified they have been spending time with one another when Kim sat entrance row at Kanye’s runway present throughout Paris Vogue Week.
The next month, after months of rumors and rumblings, Kim and Kanye made their relationship official as they held fingers in New York Metropolis.
In Might they took issues a step additional and make their pink carpet debut on the Cannes Movie Pageant in the course of the premiere for the movie Merciless Summer season.
In December, the Stronger rapper joyously reveals that his is anticipating his first little one with Kim throughout a New 12 months’s Eve live performance in Atlantic Metropolis.
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 is 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 have a good time this particular time with us. Trying 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’ brief 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.
Regardless of 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 assume she’s gonna say?’…
‘I’m not smug 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 Sure 2 music video.
2014: The marriage
In Might the next yr, the couple tied the knot on the Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy
In Might the next yr, the couple tied the knot at the Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy. The lavish affair noticed 200 folks in attendance and Kim walked down the aisle in a shocking Maison Margiela bridal robe.
They have been wed below the route of Wealthy Wilkerson Jr, a pastor from North Miami. Talking moments after the ceremony to E! Information, 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 friends.
‘I simply wanna cease the music a second ‘cos my child’s coming again with a brand new gown on. Right here she is – Kim Kardashian West,’ he stated, introducing his bride.
After the ceremony, the friends 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.
Throughout the ceremony Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenaded Kim and Kanye with a number of of his songs, together with Con te Partiro. Among the many stars on the nuptials have been Steve McQueen, Lala Anthony, Jaden Smith and Joe Francis.
2015: Saint West
In Might, in wake of her first marriage ceremony anniversary with Kanye, Kim confirmed to Glamour that she was anticipating her second little one 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 very best mother and father and the very best spouses,’ stated the star.
In December, Kim and Kanye welcomed their second little one, son Saint West, on December 5, 2015. Wanting to share her new child together with her huge Instagram following, Kim shared a portrait of Saint to the platform.
2016: Kim’s trauma and hassle in paradise
In 2016, Kim was left traumatised when burglars broke into her Paris residence throughout Vogue 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 fact star was robbed by 5 armed males carrying 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 kids at residence when two of them entered her room and held the gun to her head.
Later that yr, the couple have been confronted with allegations of ‘friction’ attributable to Kanye’s on-line behaviour. After Kanye went on numerous Twitter tangents, insiders stated: ‘ What causes friction within the marriage, nonetheless, is Kanye’s compulsive tweeting. Kim can’t stand it. She is all for self-promotion, however doesn’t approve of Twitter drama’.
Regardless of this, they denied they have been having points with Kim saying ‘there’s simply nothing to actually report on’.
2017: Child quantity three
The couple employed a surrogate to hold their third little one. It was first reported in July that Kim opted to go the surrogate route attributable to well being issues 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 search out the appropriate surrogate.
TMZ claimed the well-known duo paid $45,000 for the surrogate to hold their third little one, earlier than revealing the woman in query is an African-American faculty graduate in her Twenties who has been married for 5 years with two kids.
‘Your entire household is over the moon. Kim had been on the lookout for a surrogate for months till lately when she discovered the proper candidate,’ a supply informed Folks.
The singer added: ‘They need every thing to be good and for the newborn to be extraordinarily wholesome. ‘They don’t need any issues and Kim is offering a perfect consuming routine and weight loss program so everybody is aware of what the newborn is consuming earlier than it is born.’
Previous to hiring their surrogate, Kim spoke to her sister Kourtney in regards to the perks of surrogacy, saying: ”In the event you use a surrogate, no person has to know the entire time. You would have a child for a yr and no person would even know.’
2018: Chicago is right here
In January, their daughter Chicago was born.
2019: The brood continues to develop
In Might, they then welcomed one other son Psalm West by a surrogate and later renewed their marriage ceremony vows
On July 4, Kanye introduced he was getting into the 2020 presidential race and Kim – in addition to Elon Musk – backed him
2020: Kanye’s troubles
On July 4, Kanye introduced he was getting 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, carrying 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 truly freed the slaves’.
On July 22, he fired off a collection 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 Lodge 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 held a lavish birthday bash on a personal island the place Kanye gifted her a hologram of her late father Rob.