After months of speculation, Kim Kardashian officially pulled the plug from her marriage to Kanye West. The reality star filed for divorce on Friday after nearly seven years. They share four young children. According to reports, things are “amicable” between the estranged couple.
Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, have a long history, long before their lavish wedding in May 2014. Look back at how Kimye came to be.
Kardashian “vividly” remembered the first time she met West, and remembered the moment during E! ‘S 10-year anniversary special from Keeping up with the Kardashians.
“He recorded a song with Brandy and I was her friend,” Kardashian told Ryan Seacrest. The reality star dated Brandy’s brother Ray J.
“I vividly remember hanging out with him, and then they videotaped them together so I could see him a few times. He asked his friends, ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know my name, ”she shared.
West later told Momager, Kris Jenner, that it was “definitely” love at first sight.
Kardashian and West appeared on screen together for a pilot. Alligator boots. She said this was the first time they really bonded.
“In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens When I got published today, I wanted to share those old pictures of Kanye and me from years ago! “wrote Kardashian on her blog in 2015.” We worked together on a pilot for a show called Alligator boots In 2008 I played Princess Leia. We met before this project (in 2003) but I would say this is when we really first really connected. “
West made a cameo in the KUWTK reason Kourtney & Kim take New York after breaking up with model Amber Rose.
Kardashian married Kris Humphries, although she did reveal that she had feelings for the rapper at the time. The reality star recalled showing off her wedding ring at an event and said West’s face looked “heartbroken”.
“You know, I finished and went in a different direction and realized that I’ll be finished pretty soon … You know, we’re looking back now and I think he and his best friend had a convo and he said : “Dude, we’re in a restaurant together. She just got married two weeks ago, “she said three years ago.” Nothing went down, nothing happened, but then I went to New York and started filming and said, ‘You’re right, I’m unhappy. I made the wrong decision. ‘”
Kardashian admitted that she and West “talked” to the NBA player shortly before their 72-day marriage.
“I just went in a different direction,” she explained. “I think I had to go through this to find out what I wanted. After my breakup, I felt very down and he said, ‘Just come to Paris and see my fashion show.’ He jokes that he did this whole fashion show to get 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 I thought, “Oh my god, why didn’t I do this before?” That’s real life – love and fun and real support. “
Their budding relationship certainly didn’t surprise their exes.
Humphries tried to serve West on papers during his divorce from Kardashian – which lasted much longer than their marriage. Rose publicly claimed the “Runaway” singer cheated on her with the reality star, calling her a “home wrecker”.
After months of speculation, Kardashian and West have finally made their relationship public. West also referred to their romance on the “Cold” series.
“And I’ll admit I fell in love with Kim / About the same time she fell in love with him,” he knocked, referring to Humphries. “Well, that’s cool, baby, isn’t it? Luckily Jay didn’t take him off the team.” (Jay Z was previously involved with the Brooklyn Nets.)
West surprised the world – and his girlfriend – when he referred to Kardashian as his “baby mom” on stage during a concert. The TV star confirmed the pregnancy news the next day.
“It’s true !! Kanye and I are expecting a baby,” she wrote. “We feel so blessed and happy and wish that his mother and father, in addition to our two families, are here to celebrate this special time with us. We look forward to great new starts in 2013 and to having a family too.” establish. Happy New Year !!! “
Kardashian and West welcomed their first child, daughter North, on June 15. The couple seemed closer than ever in the months that followed.
“My grandfather just died,” West stated on Kris Jenner’s short-lived talk show in August. “And his whole thing was never about money, it was never about popularity, his whole thing was about joy. Just about joy, as if he had joy in his life. And it is my joy and it has my new joy brought into the world. And there are no paparazzi and there is no blog comment, nothing that would take away my joy. “
For her 33rd birthday, Kardashian received a present: a 15-carat engagement ring from Lorraine Schwartz.
West posed the question in typically flamboyant fashion when he rented the AT&T Park ballpark in San Francisco for the proposal. He flew into her family, close friends – and E! Cameras – for the occasion.
The rapper admitted he thought renting the ballpark was “stupid”.
“If I wanted to be romantic, I would have gone to a little restaurant or something,” he told LA’s Power 106.
Kardashian and West tied the knot at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy and completed an extravagant wedding weekend in Europe. The newlyweds passed the next few months in the newlyweds’ bliss, and they enlarged their families too. The superstars welcomed their second child, son Saint, in December 2015.
The couple faced the first serious challenges in their marriage. Kardashian was robbed and held at gunpoint in Paris in October 2016. Approximately $ 11 million worth of jewelry was stolen. West postponed his tour dates to be by his wife’s side, but he soon faced challenges of his own.
In November 2016, West had a breakdown and was hospitalized. Sources confirmed to Yahoo Entertainment that Kimye’s marriage was under pressure in the weeks that followed. People In early 2017 reported that things were “not great” with their relationship, but the duo recovered.
“Things were just terrible between the two, but also with the two of them separate,” a source told the magazine. “It was like the first time, they just weren’t happy. I don’t think they were happy apart, and I know they weren’t happy together. … She kept saying, ‘If we can get through this, we will be stronger than ever. “
In January, the couple welcomed their third child through a surrogate daughter, Chicago. But Kimye’s relationship continued to be tested as West publicly struggled with mental health problems.
After a number of interviews that made headlines, including saying slavery sounds “like a choice,” West confirmed he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Kardashian stood by him, something he tapped “Wouldn’t Leave” over on the line.
Kardashian remained relatively nervous about her husband’s diagnosis but opened up Fashion about his sanity. She revealed that he will not be taking any medication for his bipolar disorder because he believes it is hindering his creativity.
“It sure is an emotional process. At the moment everything is very calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming and we know how to deal with them, ”explained Kardashian. “But I think some of the hurtful things I read online. … What is she doing? She’s not stopping him. … As if it was my fault if he did or say something that you don’t agree with? This is my husband. I share any opinion I have and let him know if I think something is wrong or if he is in the middle of a bipolar episode I will do whatever I can to support the situation and to calm down. “
The couple renewed their vows after taking in their fourth child and second through the Replacement Psalm.
There was no shortage of evidence that Kimye was in trouble last year. But things came to a head in July, shortly after West announced that he would run for president. At his first campaign event, the rapper announced he was considering aborting his first child, North West. Twitter rants followed, with West claiming Kardashian tried to lock me up and claiming he had tried to divorce her since 2018. He even compared his mother-in-law to a dictator.
Kardashian made a rare statement about her husband’s mental health, calling for “compassion and empathy” to explain that he was in the middle of a bipolar episode. Divorce rumors swirled around, but they formed a united front. That changed abruptly in December. Several reports of the couple’s “separated lives” surfaced in the press.
In January, Yahoo confirmed that Kardashian and West’s marriage was essentially over. The reality star has been spotted without her wedding ring multiple times and it has been revealed that she hired famous divorce lawyer Laura Wasser. On February 19, Kardashian filed for divorce. The estranged spouses have reportedly agreed to joint custody of their four children.
“Kim just got tired of waiting. She was trying to give him a chance. She wanted to do this last year. She gave him a lot of time, but it’s just time to move on,” said a source IS! news. “There were no issues. Nobody did anything bad. They grew apart.”
The divorce is apparently amicable.