Kim Kardashian And Kanye West's Love Story: From First Friendship To Their Wedding Day

21 May 2014 by

GALLERY >> Kim And Kanye's Love Story

2004: Kim and Kanye meet

Kanye West first met Kim Kardashian in 2004 when she was married to Damon Thomas.

September 2007: Their friendship continues

Hanging out at the Intermix Store Opening in New York, Kanye and Kim were still firm friends but nothing more! He was dating Alexis Phifer and she had just started seeing Reggie Bush. 

February 2009: New York Fashion Week

Awks. Kim and Reggie cuddled up on the FROW at New York Fashion Week in in February 2009, while Kanye sat solo a little firth down the row. Kanye admits he had a crush on Kim at the time. 'I just dreamed about being next to her,' he says. 

2010: Kanye attends DASH store opening

Kanye West popped into Kim's DASH store opening in New York in 2010 to support his friend. 'He came to check out the store, tell us what he thinks, and he had to come to the opening,' says Kim's sister Kourtney.

'He was here actually on our first day that we came to Dash New York. And then he was like, ‘You’re opening in three weeks?’ He was shocked.'

December 2010: Kanye helps Kim with music video

In December 2010 Kanye gave Kim another helping hand, this time her music debut 'Jam (Turn It Up)'. Unfortunately it was never released. Kris Jenner tells him off for checking out Kim's bum on set.

March 2012: First public appearance

In March 2012, Kim and Kanye made their first appearance as a couple. They hit the FROW at Paris Fashion Week together. 

March 2012: Kanye's collection

Kim Kardashian sits on the front row to watch Kanye's collection go down the runway at Paris Fashion Week in 2012. 

2012: Kim and Kanye's matchy-matchy wardrobe

The couple started heading on regular dates in New York in 2012. It was clear Kanye was having an effect on Kim's wardrobe as she switched bright body-con dresses for edgier monochrome looks. 

2012: First red carpet appearance

Kim and Kanye made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at Cannes Film Festival in 2012. They looked totally loved up at the premiere of film Cruel Summer. 

July 2012: Power couples

At the BET Awards on July 1, Kim and Kanye proved their power couple worth by sitting next to friends Jay Z and Beyonce. Now *that* is what we call a double date. 

July 2012: Kanye goes on KUWTK

Kanye West made his first appearance on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in July 2012.  'Hi babe. I'm so excited your coming tonight,' Kim says as he peers round the corner of a room. 

October 2012: Halloween

Like every good boyfriend, Kanye's forced to do couple fancy dress during Halloween 2012. 

October 2013: Kim and Kanye get engaged

Kanye proposed to Kim on her 33rd birthday in San Francisco's baseball stadium. The rapper got down on one knee in front of her friends and family.

April 2012: Kanye's Kim lyric

'And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim,' he rapped on track 'Cold' in 2012. 

March 2013: The sexy magazine cover

In March 2013, Kim and Kanye got hot and heavy in the pages of French magazine L'Officiel Hommes. 

December 2012: Kim's pregnant!

Kanye announced Kim was pregnant in December 2012, Kim notoriously struggled with her changing pregnant body, but proudly stepped out at the Met Gala in May the next year holding her baby bump. 

June 2013: Hello North!

On 15 June 2013, Kim Kardashian gave birth to baby North. The first picture of the little one was revealed on the Kris Jenner Show a few months later.

November 2013: 'Bound 2'

Kanye surprised the world when he released the video for Bound 2 featuring him straddling a topless Kim on top of a motorbike. 

March 2014: Vogue cover

After months of speculation, Kim and Kanye bagged a US Vogue cover in March. Kim appeared in a wedding dress sparkling speculation their wedding day was looming.

April 2014: 'Trophy Wife'

Kanye dropped a track called 'I Won' with rapper Future. In it he not only calls Kim the 'number one trophy wife' but describes her sisters as 'trophies' too. 

'You know you're the number one trophy wife,' he raps. 'So it's only right you live a trophy life.'

2014: Met Ball

Kim and Kanye gaze into each other's eyes at the Met Ball 2014, just a month before their wedding.

May 2014: Wedding bells

Kim and Kanye arrived in Paris on May 19 ready for their wedding on May 24. They're rumoured to dine in Paris on Friday night before flying over to Florence on Saturday.

May 2014: The big day

Kim and Kanye tie the knot in Florence on May 24. Kim shares a snap of the big day on Instagram and it becomes the most shared picture on the site EVER.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's love story might seem like a whirlwind romance, but they've actually known each other for a decade. The couple were friends for a long time before they ever started dating. Kanye had a crush on Kim waaayyy back in 2006 when they hung out on the party scene with likes of Paris Hilton. 

Both stars had their fair share of romances before settling down together. Kim was married twice to Damon Thomas and Kris Humphries and dated sportsman Reggie Bush. Kanye had relationships with the likes of saucy Amber Rose (although still remained close to Kim, helping her with her music video.)

The duo finally settled down together in 2012, hitting the red carpet in Cannes and at Paris Fashion Week. Kim started transforming her style to suit Kanye's monochrome palette and Kanye was even so loved up he did couples fancy dress with Kim and appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians and on Kris Jenner's talk show.

Since then the lovebirds have made sure we know what's going on with their relationship. From raunchy video appearances *cough* Bound 2 *cough* to show-stopping magazine covers, they're constantly shouting about how much they like each other. The couple got married in a ceremony in Florence in May after getting engaged on Kim's 33rd birthday last year. They're parents to baby North who was born last summer.  Let's look back at their love story in pictures... 

We'll be keeping you posted with every moment (and selfie) as they arrive so stay tuned to our #kimyewedding updates. And for the dramas you didn't see, pick up the new issue of Grazia, out on Tuesday.


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