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  • Kaitlin Popow

Kimye: A Complete Timeline

Reliving the complete timeline of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's relationship through the years.

Kim Kardashian has been in the spotlight for the majority of her adult life. Starting out as an assistant to numerous celebrities, she eventually became a reality star on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and a makeup and fashion mogul. Her life has never been private, including her love life. We saw her marriage with Damon Thomas, relationship with Reggie Bush, her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, and her ever-long courtship and eventual marriage with Kanye West. Seven years and four children later, Kim and Kanye, or "Kimye," is calling it quits as Kim Kardashian filed for divorce.

What went wrong for the perfect match? Will Kim speak out? Will it be on the final season of KUWTK? We do not have those answers, but we do have a timeline of the love story of Yeezus and Kim, with some clues as to where it may have gone wrong. Dive deep into their relationship below:


2003: Kim and Kanye meet for the first time while Kim is working as an assistant for singer Brandy. At the time, Kim was married to Damon Thomas. However, Kanye earned her admiration through a friendship.

2008: Kim guest-starred on Kanye's hip-hop puppet show.

2009: Yeezy rapped about Kim on Keri Hilson's single "Knock You Down," referencing her then relationship with NFL player, Reggie Bush.

2010: West visits the DASH boutique in New York during the spinoff series "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." The pair were just friends at the time but the admiration towards each other was obvious.

2011: In the midst of Kim and Kris Humphries divorce proceedings, Kanye admitted to loving Kim in his hit song, "Cold."

June 2012: Kim announces her relationship with Kanye on Twitter, calling herself a proud girlfriend!

December 2012: Kanye announced Kim was pregnant with the couple's first child during a New Years Eve performance in Atlantic City. Kim later confirmed it on her website.

May 2013: The couple attends their first of many Met Galas together as a couple.

kim and kanye met gala 2013

June 2013: Kim gives birth to the couple's first child, North West.

October 2013: Kanye proposes to Kim at the AT&T Stadium in San Francisco.

March 2014: Kimye stuns on the cover of US Vogue. This was a total "dream come true" moment for the couple; Kim especially.

May 2014: The couple flies their friends and family to first France, then eventually Italy for the wedding of the year.

July 2016: Kim stood by her husbands side during the famous Taylor Swift-Yeezy feud, which casually broke the internet.

October 2016: Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris where robbers stole millions worth of jewelry. Kanye was told immediately in the middle of his NY concert. He abruptly stopped the show and hopped on a red-eye to Paris.

2016: Kanye cancelled the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo tour after being hospitalized due to exhaustion.

January 2018: After rumors of a third baby circulated, the pair announced the birth of their third child, Chicago, via surrogacy. This journey was later shared on KUWTK.

May 2018: After a controversial TMZ interview where he declared slavery was a choice, Kanye worried if Kim was going to leave him.

May 2019: Nearly a year later, the family welcomes their 4th child via surrogate, Psalm.

2019: Kimye renewed their vows in a small ceremony, shortly after their 5th wedding anniversary.

July 2020: Kanye announced his run for presidency on July 4th, following an extremely controversial interview in Forbes.

2020: At one of his first political rallies, Kanye shocked the world and Kim by announcing that they almost aborted, North West. Kim was reportedly furious.

2020: After a series of shocking and worrisome tweets by Kanye, Kim released the following statement on twitter: "As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder... I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health... Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions."

July 2020: Reports were made that the couple have been living separately for some time.

August 2020: The couple reunites in the Dominican Republic with their children for a family vacation. This seemed to be the last public fight towards saving their marriage.

January 2021: Kim hired famous divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser and prepared to file for divorce.

February 2021: Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West, TMZ reported. She is asking for joint physical and legal custody of their 4 children.

We can only hope the best for both Kanye and Kim! For the most up-to-date news on Kimye, follow @kbpopculture.



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