Kimye: A look at the romance between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

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The wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on 24 May 2014 was one of the biggest dates in the world of showbiz.

Their romance may be a whirlwind to some, but in honour of 'The World's Most Talked About Couple', Reveal take a look at their love story and highlight a few key moments in their relationship…

They say the best relationships stem from friendships, and that has been the case for Kim and Kanye, who have been friends since 2004.

Beyond Fashion Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
6 May 2014.

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Kim and Kanye at the Met Ball this year (May 2014).

The pair had their fair share of romances before settling down together. Kanye, also nicknamed Yeezy, was engaged to designer Alexis Phifer, and after calling it off, began dating model Amber Rose before splitting in the summer of 2010.

Meanwhile, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim married and divorced music producer Damon Thomas in 2004. Following her first marriage she dated NFL player Reggie Bush, football player Miles Austin, and begun a second marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries. The pair tied the knot in August 2011, but Kim filed for divorce just 72 days after.

It's some months later that the rumour mill about Kim and Kanye began...

2012: Sparks fly…

In March, Kim's sister Khloe tells SiriusXM radio station Shade 45 that Kim and Kanye once had hopes of dating each other: "I know they hung out, but I know it's never gotten to there. I think that if they were to go there, it would be a long relationship."

Kim Kardashian features in Kanye West's 'Cold' music video (2012)

© YouTube / Kanye West

Kim makes a cameo in Kanye's 'Cold' video - the same song in which he professes his love for her.

Kim also plays down romance rumours, telling Ryan Seacrest on his radio show: "We just support each other - that's what friends do."

However, in April, Kanye openly confesses his feelings for Kim in new single, 'Cold (Theraflu)'. He raps: "I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim around the same time she had fell in love with him," referring to Kim's ex Kris. To add further fuel to the rumours, Kim makes a cameo in the music video.

A month later in May, Kim and Kanye make their relationship public with their first red carpet appearance together at the Cannes Film Festival. Kimye is born!

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at the Cruel Summer' premiere during the 65th Cannes Film Festival - Arrivals
Cannes, France


Kim and Kanye make debut as couple in Cannes.

Fast forward to New Year's Eve, and during one of his concerts, Kanye tells the crowd to "make some noise" for his "baby mama".

Soon enough it's official - Kimye are having a baby – and the internet soon goes into overdrive…

2013: Kimye baby watch…

In April, Kim's divorce from Kris is finalised and as the world keeps all eyes on her blossoming baby bump, she creates a much-talked-about moment as she arrives at the Met Ball in a floral Givenchy outfit.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Met Gala 2013.
Date Created :	05/07/2013

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Kim and Kanye strike a pose at the gala (2013).

On 15 June, Kim gives birth to baby daughter North West at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. The world is desperate to see the first picture of baby North, but Kim and Kanye keep us waiting for three months...

Kanye then appears on the Kris Jenner Show in August and shares the first photo of North - she's a cutie!

Kanye can't stop gushing about the mother of his child either, telling Kim's mum Kris: "I was in love with her before I was ever able to talk with her." Aww!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby, North West (23 August)

© Twitter / @KrisJennerShow

The first pic of baby North unveiled on Kris Jenner's chat show!

The usually private Kanye also defends his relationship, explaining that Kim's reality star status would not ruin his credibility in the rap world, like some reports suggested.

"I can have people saying this is going to damage your credibility as an artist or a designer, and I say I don't care, I love this woman," Kanye says on the Kris Jenner Show.

"I'm being with this person because I love this person, and she's worth it to me."

Kim Kardashian stars in fiancé Kanye West's music video for 'Bound 2'.
Premiered on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (18 November 2013)

© The Ellen DeGeneres Show / Kanye West

Kim and Kanye get passionate in Bound 2.

In October, Kanye proposes to Kim on her 33rd birthday by renting out the AT&T Park in San Francisco. Kanye invites close friends and family for the occasion, while also organising a 50-piece orchestra!

Kim flashes her ring and it's another big announcement – Kimye are going to get married!

A month later, Kim and Kanye show their love to the world and get VERY steamy in Kanye's 'Bound 2' music video.

2014: Kimye wedding countdown…

From the guest-list, to the location and theme, we pretty much keep guessing over the couple's forthcoming nuptials, but while wedding speculation continues, Kim's dream comes true…

In spectacular fashion, Kim graces the cover of Vogue US with fiancé Kanye, and it becomes the most talked about, if not controversial, topic for months.

Newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pose for a photo with Kim's close friend Simon Huck after wedding in Florence, Italy - 24 May 2014

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Post-wedding: Kim & Kanye pose with Simon Huck.

Newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pose for a photo with Kim's close friend La La Anthony and Jonathan Cheban after wedding in Florence, Italy - 24 May 2014

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With friends La La Anthony & Jonathan Cheban.

Fast forward to May, and Kim and Kanye's big day has nearly arrived as they treat guests to lavish pre-wedding celebrations in Paris. The couple fly all of their guests over to Italy where they say 'I Do' in a private ceremony on Saturday 24 May at the 16th century Belvedere Fort in Florence.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West kiss in first official wedding picture, 27 May 2014

© E!

First pic of Kim and Kanye as a married couple - aww!

And the love story between Mr. & Mrs. West continues…

New Season of Keeping up with the Kardashians launches Sunday 15th June @ 9pm on E! For more pictures from Kim and Kanye's wedding visit the E! website.

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