Kim Kardashian and Kanye West could not have began courting till 2012, however the pair have a wealthy historical past.

“I met him I feel in 2002 or 2003,” Kardashian instructed Ryan Seacrest throughout Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10th anniversary particular, which aired in 2017. “He was recording a track with Brandy, and I used to be her pal. I vividly bear in mind hanging out with him, after which they did a video collectively, so I’d see him just a few occasions. He was asking his mates: ‘Who is that this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know what my identify was.”

Whereas each Kardashian and West dated completely different folks all through the ‘00s, they remained mates and even appeared onscreen collectively for the primary time in 2008. The KKW Magnificence creator shared throwback pics in 2015 from a pilot they filmed called Alligator Boots.

“In honor of Star Wars: The Drive Awakens being launched as we speak, I wished to share these previous pics of Kanye and me from years in the past!” Kardashian wrote on the time. “We labored collectively on a pilot for a present referred to as Alligator Boots again in 2008 and I performed Princess Leia. We had met earlier than this challenge (again in 2003), however I might say that is after we first actually related.”

Three years later, Kardashian married Kris Humphries in August 2011. After solely 72 days of marriage, nevertheless, the fact TV character introduced she and the NBA professional have been calling it quits.

Kardashian later revealed that her divorce from Humphries helped her uncover her emotions for West.

“Proper earlier than I obtained married to Kris Humphries, [Kanye and I] have been speaking, and I simply went a unique route,” she recalled on the aforementioned KUWTK anniversary particular. “I feel I needed to undergo that to determine what I wished. After my breakup, I used to be feeling actually low and down and he mentioned, ‘Simply come to Paris and see my vogue present.’ He jokes that he placed on this entire vogue present simply to get a date with me. So I went there and I stayed with him, and that’s the place we began courting. I swear from the second I landed, I fell head over heels in love with him and I assumed, ‘Oh, my God, why didn’t I do that sooner?’ Like, that is what actual life is like — love and enjoyable and actual help.”

After going through a difficult 12 months of their relationship in 2020, Us confirmed in January 2021 that Kardashian is “done” with their marriage and that the longtime pair had “been residing separate lives for a lot of months now.” A second supply revealed that they “had a big fight” in December 2020 that triggered the fact star to turn out to be “actually upset” after the rapper “blew up” at her.

Kardashian secured high-powered attorney Laura Wasser to assist in her divorce settlement earlier than formally submitting, a 3rd insider instructed Us. Wasser “has been on retainer and actively working for Kim since final summer season,” the supply mentioned.

The supply added that Kardashian “wants the divorce settlement finalized” before she files against West. One month later, Us confirmed that Kardashian filed for divorce after practically seven years of marriage.

Scroll via for a timeline of Kardashian and West’s relationship.


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