TV celebrity and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian and musician Kanye West are two of the most famous people in the world. Their relationship, which has spanned close to a decade now, has splashed the front pages of newspapers and magazines several times.
Here is a lineup of the key moments from their relationship, including how they met to the divorce rumour currently circulating.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian told talk show host Ryan Seacrest during the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' 10th anniversary special, that she had met Kanye West back in ‘2002 or 2003’. He was recording a song with Brandy and according to Kardashian, had no clue who she was.
In 2008, the first video evidence of the two surfaced. They were snapped shooting on set together for the movie ‘Alligator Boots’.
According to the ‘Keeping With the Kardashians’ 10th anniversary special, in October 2011, Kim flew to Paris to see Kanye's fashion show. She states that she fell in love with him there, in spite of recently marrying Kris Humphries. They began dating.
In April 2012, Kanye name-dropped Kardashian in his song, ‘Cold’, singing “And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the same time she had fell in love with him”. Social media was abuzz soon after.
Kanye also made his first appearance on ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’.
In December 2012, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Their daughter, North West, was born in June 2013.
In May 2013, the two made their Met Gala debut. Kim wore the now-iconic floral Givenchy gown.
In October 2013, Kanye proposed to Kim at a stadium. The grand proposal was captured and broadcasted on ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’. The two got married on May 24, 2014 in Florence, Italy.
In December 2015, the couple announced the birth of their second child Saint-West. Their third child, Chicago, is announced in January 2018.
Next, Kanye gifts Kim with a performance by musician Kenny G. in her living room for Valentines' Day in February 2019.
The birth of baby Psalm is announced by the couple in May 2019.
A year later, in May 2020, reports of marital discord between Kim and Kanye begin making the rounds.
"Kim and Kanye are arguing and at each other's throats during this pandemic. Kim is getting stir-crazy, as she's used to being on the go. It's also a lot of time alone with the kids for her," The Sun reported.
In January 2021, reports of the couple's impending divorce surface.
"He knows that she's done. She has had enough, and she told him that she wants some space to figure out her future," reports People, citing a source close to the couple.
According to TMZ, divorce is not ‘off the table’ for the couple.