Kim Kardashian And Kanye West: 20 Pics Of The Ups And Downs Of Their Relationship
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- – ON JAN 27, 2020
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Kim and Kanye were friends long before they admitted their feelings for one another – or at least before they came to the realization that they were meant for each other. At one point when they were both single, Kanye thought of making his move but out of nowhere, Kim announced that she was getting married to basketball player Kris Humphrey. She went ahead with the wedding but 72 days later, she packed her belongings and left her husband whom she had quickly realized was not the man for her.
A few weeks later, she and Kanye got together and Kimye was born. Individually the two are both successful people but their union not only turned them into a power couple but one of the most talked-about celeb couples in the world. Kim and Kanye are loving and caring towards one another but like any other couple; they have their own sets of challenges. However, they have proven that together they can overcome hurdles thrown their way. Let us look at some of the couple’s significant moments in their relationship.Continue Scrolling To Keep Reading
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20UP: THEIR FIRST ENCOUNTERS
Kim and Kanye met each in 2003 at the set of singer Brandy’s video shoot. Kim was working as Brandy’s assistant at the time and Kanye who was friends with Brandy happened to be at the set. The two also worked together in 2008 on a puppet show that Kanye never released. Around that time, the two started bonding. According to huffpost.com, Kim and Kanye began officially dating in 2012.
19DOWN: KIM MARRIES KRIS
The mirror.co.uk confirms that Kanye was very upset with Kim when she went ahead to get married to Kris Humphrey. He had not acted on his interest in Kim so she was free to marry whomever she pleased. Luckily, three months into her marriage, Kim realized what a great mistake she had made and went looking for Kanye.
18UP: FIRST PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP
When Kim reached out to Kanye, he flew her to Paris and used a fashion show to distract her. Kanye jokes that he planned the show just to woo Kim, whether that is true or not, a few weeks later thesun.co.uk posted a picture of a lovey-dovey Kim and Kanye holding hands heading for a party at Beverly Hills.
17UP: KIM’S PREGNANCIES
Itsblossom.com confirms that Kim conceived her first baby with Kanye even before her marriage with Kris was annulled. Kanye chose to announce the news of the pregnancy while performing at a concert. He referred to Kim as his baby mama. Kim also confirmed that she was expecting a child later on, on her website.
16DOWN: PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS
Although the couple was thrilled to welcome their baby, people.com reports that Kim suffered some complications. She got preeclampsia, which meant that her baby had to be born early. Her doctor removed her placenta by hand because it had refused to detach itself naturally. Her second pregnancy was no different. Her baby remained in a breech position so she had to undergo a minor but painful procedure to correct the position. The third and fourth time, she opted for surrogacy.
15UP: THE COUPLE’S MATCHING OUTFITS
Kim and Kanye are the kind of couple who match outfits. Both of them have proven that they are fashion icons. Not long after they got together, they started appearing outside in matching outfits. One of their favorite ensembles, as seen on zimbio.com, are leather pants, at least it was back in the days when the couple was courting each other.
14UP: THE PAIR’S FIRST MET GALA
In May 2013, cosmopolitan.com shows a very heavy Kim in the company of her boyfriend at the met gala. Kanye was the one who had scored the tickets for the event. Kim was still not as popular as she is today so she had to go as Kanye’s plus one. People gave Kim a hard time for her outfit choice but she has been able to redeem herself in the following years.
13UP: THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
Shortly after Kim gave birth, Kanye began to plan on how he was going to propose to Kim. He rented San Francisco’s AT&T Park and invited Kim’s family and close friends to witness his proposal. A 50 piece orchestra serenaded Kim while the scoreboard displayed the words PLEEEASE marry MEEE!!! Kanye also got on one knee with a 15-carat diamond ring. The viewers at home were lucky because E!’s, KUWTK filmed and showed the whole thing.
12DOWN: THEIR VOGUE COVER SHOOT
Come 2014, time.com reports that the engaged couple graced the cover of Vogue magazine and gave fans a glimpse of their lives as soon to be Mr. and Mrs. West. However, a number of people felt that the couple was not fit to appear in the magazine but Vogue’s editor in chief quickly shut them by saying they were part of the story they wanted to tell.
11UP: THE AWAITED WEDDING
A month later, Kim and Kanye accompanied by their families flew to Italy where Kim had a bachelorette party. The couple also enjoyed a pre-wedding lunch hosted by Valentino and had their rehearsal dinner. As if this was not enough, the couple also announced to their close friends and family that they intended to get married that weekend. Hellomagazine.com reports that the couple wed on May 24, 2014.
10DOWN: KANYE’S TWITTER COMMENTS
Kanye always speaks his mind and never shies from telling the world what his thoughts are. Although Kim may not agree with what he says at times, seventeen.com says that Kim tries to avoid confrontations with his husband when she can. More importantly, she defends her husband by saying that he is entitled to his opinion.
9DOWN: KIM ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
In the fall of 2016, Kim experienced probably one of the darkest moments in her life. She was robbed at gunpoint in Paris where she had gone to attend the fashion week. Her husband was not with her at the time as he was at his Saint Pablo tour.
When he had of the news, itsblossom.com says that he immediately got off stage leaving fans wondering what had gone wrong.
8DOWN: KANYE GETS HOSPITALIZED
Shortly after the robbery incident, cosmoplitan.com reports that Kanye was hospitalized. Aside from suffering from exhaustion, he also had mental and emotional issues fueled by his mother’s loss and Kim’s traumatic experience in Paris. He canceled 21 of his shows in the aforementioned tour and Kim finally sighed relief when he got some help for himself.
7DOWN: KIM ALONE AT THE MET GAL
The following year, Kim attended the Met Gala alone without her husband who had been accompanying her, or the other way round, since they first went together in 2013.
During an interview with Vogue, the reality star explained that her husband was taking time off and this was something that he had just found out he enjoyed doing.
6UP: THE COUPLE’S JOINT PROJECT
Despite whatever they might be going through, Kim and Kanye are able to remain rational to care for their kids as well as work together. She announced that her husband and she would release a children’s clothing line and North, Miss Fashionista in the making, was going to model the clothes. People.com confirms that the couple has already released two pieces of the line.
5UP: VALENTINE’S DAY
The Wests have never missed celebrating Valentine’s Day. They normally pour their hearts out to each other on social media and exchange thoughtful gifts. In addition, one thing is always certain; Kim must receive some kind of floral gift.
Last Valentine, bustle.com says Kanye laid out countless clear vases each with a single rose on their living room floor. Kenny G was also standing in the middle playing, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”.
4UP: ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
The West’s anniversaries are even a much bigger deal. Other than the gushing sweet messages on social media, the pair also plans for some form of celebration. On their fifth wedding anniversary, harpersbaazar.com explains that the couple renewed their vows in a very intimate ceremony. Part of the preparation for the ceremony appeared on KUWTK.
3DOWN: SPLIT RUMORS
With Kanye’s mental issues and erratic behavior rising, some fans are convinced that the couple is heading for a divorce. However, every time things seem to be out of control, people.com reports that the happy couple comes out more solid than ever.
Kim has acknowledged that they go through both good and bad days, which is normal in a marriage.
2DOWN: KANYE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH KIM SHOWING OFF HER BODY
In a recent episode of KUWTK, cheatsheet.com narrates that Kanye expressed concerns about his wife taking revealing photos of herself and putting them all over her social media. Kim was taken aback by the comment and went ahead to pinpoint to Kanye that he has always rooted for her to be confident in her skin. The argument ended with Kanye walking away upset.
1UP: KIM AND KANYE STRONGER THAN EVER
Kim reveals on marieclaire.com that it is perfectly healthy for a couple to not always be on the same page. She continues to explain herself by saying that despite whatever issues she and her husband have, the two always make fun a priority in their marriage. They occasionally give each other space but they always come back to one another.
Sources: huffpost, mirror, people, cosmopolitan, E!, time, hellomagazine, vogue,