It's no secret that Kanye West has been a friend of the Kardashian clan for many years. We look back at how their romance grew from just friends to husband and wife. Before Kim and Kanye hooked up, had a baby, and planned a wedding, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attended the grand opening of Intermix together...as friends.
While she may not be feeling the chemistry yet (or perhaps she is), Kim Kardashian and her best guy friend, Kanye West, attend Flaunt Magazine's 10th Anniversary Party and Annual Holiday Toy Drive at the Wayne Kao Mansion with sister Kourtney Kardashian.
Despite her relationship with Reggie Bush, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen attending the Y-3 Fall 2009 runway show together during New York Fashion Week. Even though Kim and Kanye are just one person apart, they both look miserable. Perhaps this is why none of her other relationships worked out—subconsciously Kim would rather be next to her future hubby.
After two flings and a short-lived relationship with Miles Austin, Kim Kardashian looks to friend Kanye West for support. Kanye makes an appearance on Keeping Up with the Kardashians to help Kim and Kourtney make some final decisions about their store opening in SoHo. Kim is all smiles during his visit. Could this be the beginning of a budding romance? We certainly thought so after watching this episode. Any guy who can make you smile like that is definitely one to keep around.
In what appears to be a date, Kim and Kanye are seen holding hands while leaving a Broadway show. But Kim has been dating Kris Humphries since December 2010. Perhaps Kim should have listened to her gut on this one and gone for the guy who had always been there for her.
Finally! After years of friendship, Kim and Kayne make it official and step out as a couple during the Cruel Summer Premiere at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The guy she's been keeping on the sidelines, the one who has been there for her during every emotional up and down, is one she will ultimately end up with.
In what may go down as the most memorable outfit from the Met's 2013 Punk: Chaos to Couture Costume Institute Gala, a very pregnant Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on the red carpet. In the days that followed, Kanye defended Kim as the media ridiculed her outfit. Kim gave birth to her first daughter, North, about five weeks later.
In what appears to be a sleep deprived dad, Kanye West and a very chic Kim Kardashian are seen in New York City with baby North in tow.