Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may not have started dating until 2012, but the couple have a rich history.
“I met him in 2002 or 2003, I think,” Kardashian told Ryan Seacrest during the Keeping Up With The Kardashians 10th Anniversary Special, which aired in 2017. “He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was Her friend. I vividly remember dating him, and then they made a video together, so I saw him a couple of times. He was asking his friends about him: ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know my name ”.
Although both Kardashian and West dated different people in the 2000s, they remained friends and even appeared on screen together for the first time in 2008. The creator of KKW Beauty shared throwback photos in 2015 from a pilot they movie called Alligator Boots.
“In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens out today, I wanted to share these old photos of me and Kanye from years ago!” Kardashian wrote at the time. “We worked together on a pilot for a show called Alligator Boots in 2008 and I played Princess Leia. We met before this project (in 2003), but I would say this was the moment we really connected for the first time ”.
Three years later, Kardashian married Kris Humphries in August 2011. After just 72 days of marriage, however, the reality TV personality announced that she and the NBA pro would be giving up.
Kardashian later revealed that her divorce from Humphries helped her uncover her feelings for West.
“Right before getting married to Kris Humphries, [Kanye and I] they were talking, and I just went in a different direction, ”she recalled in the aforementioned KUWTK anniversary special. “I think I had to go through it to figure out what I wanted. After my breakup, I was feeling really low and he said, “Come to Paris and watch my show.” He jokes that he organized this whole show just to have a date with me. So I went there and stayed with him, and that’s where we started dating. I swear from the moment I landed, I fell madly in love with him and thought, ‘Oh, my God, why didn’t I do this before?’ For example, this is what real life is like: love, fun and true support ”.
After facing a difficult year in their relationship in 2020, Us confirmed in January 2021 that Kardashian has “finished” their marriage and that the longtime couple “had been living separate lives for many months now.” A second source revealed that they “had a fight” in December 2020, which angered the reality star after the rapper “blew her up”.
Kardashian secured powerful attorney Laura Wasser to help her in her divorce settlement before formally filing, a third insider told us. Wasser “has been on duty and has worked actively for Kim since last summer,” the source said.
The source added that Kardashian “wants the divorce settlement to be finalized” before filing a lawsuit against West. A month later, Us confirmed that Kardashian filed for divorce after nearly seven years of marriage.
Scroll through the history of the relationship between Kardashian and West.