Whether you've been keeping up with the Kardashians since Kim's days with Paris Hilton, or are a new fan of the family, chances are it still feels like Kimye have been together since the beginning of time. But where did it all start? Even the truest of fans might need a little refresher.
2003 - First Meeting
Kim and Kanye met for the first time when Kim was dating Ray-J, and Kanye later revealed he had become smitten with her at first sight!
The fact that Kanye thought that Kim Kardashian was called 'Kim Kar-dijon' has literally made my life— Amie △⃒⃘ (@amiescool) July 28, 2016
2009 - Kanye's First Verse About Kim
When the song 'Knock You Down' by Keri Hilson came out, no one knew Kanye was really rapping about Kim in his verse... But it's true!
Omg in the song Knock You Down when Kanye says you was always the cheerleader of my dreams it was about KIM this whole time!!— Andi Leineberg (@andileineberg) April 23, 2016
His part went,
Uh, yes... This actually happened! When Kim got engaged to Kris, Kanye admitted he actually bought his first cell phone so he could try to slyly talk her out of it.
"I got a phone because somebody decided they wanted to marry Kris Humphries," Kanye explained on Kocktails With Khloé.
kanye west was friendzoned so hard by kim k and he lit said to khloé when kim was marrying kris humphries "ur sister just needs to go thru this but i'll marry her one day" and nOW THEY'RE MARRIED SO NEVER FEEL BAD IF UR IN THE FRIENDZONE BC SHIT MAYBE ITLL WORK OUT FOR U— Michelle Platti (@michelleplatti) April 9, 2018
So as his first try clearly wasn't obvious enough, Kanye then explicitly confessed his love for Kim in his song 'Cold.' "
And by the time the song came out, the two were kind of dating already. In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloé asks Kim if she had heard the song, to which Kim plays extremely coy about.
Soon after, Kim and Kanye made their first public appearance in NYC, and the family couldn't keep it a secret any longer. While a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Khloé Kardashian admitted her sister and the rapper were "cute together."
And to seal the deal, Kim herself took to Twitter to cutely confirm the news, writing, "#NoChurchInTheWild
#NoChurchInTheWild .... Proud girlfriend tweet — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 1, 2012
Winter 2012 - Expecting
I wrote about Kim Kardashian's first pregnancy — and the fascinating history of performing pregnancy in public: https://t.co/jaNQ5WnDFC— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) June 16, 2017
And Kim took to her blog to confirm the news herself, writing,
Over a year later, Kim was finally divorced from Kris! As seen in Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim was really miserable for the first part of her pregnancy, fearful she was going to still be legally married to Kris when she gave birth. We seriously felt for her.
Thankfully, in April, the two finalized their divorce, after 536 days.
In May, Kim and Kanye went to the Met Gala for the second time. Although the two looked great, Kim received heavy criticism for her outfit choice. The memes were plentiful... But Kanye saved the day, giving Kim a shoutout during his performance, telling her not to worry about what others say.
Summer 2013 - North is Born
Their first baby was born! The couple welcomed North West into the world on June 15, 2013.
October 2013 - The Engagement
No Kardashian fan can ever forget the engagement of Kimye. For Kim's 33rd birthday, Kanye surprised her, renting out the
Kim & Kanye engagement, 2 years ago ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hbIY7Z8rsO— KimKanyeWestDaily (@KimYeWestDaily) October 22, 2015
You wouldn't peg Kanye as a romantic person per say, until you see him with Kim. It's magical.
2014 - Vogue and Wedding
It’s been 4 years since Kim and Kanye graced the April issue of Vogue magazine. Legendary cover. pic.twitter.com/hCAekFvKzE— Kim Kardashian Army (@KimKLegion) April 6, 2018
Met with major criticism, Kim and Kanye graced the cover of Vogue for the April 2014 issue, marking it their eighth male on the cover ever. But the haters didn't matter to the couple, who were so grateful for the opportunity ahead of their wedding. It was like a dream to them!
And in May, the extravagant wedding worthy of the Royals took place! The couple had a weekend-long celebration (of course!), and although it was thought the nuptials would take place in Paris, the couple surprised everyone and flew them to Florence instead for the actual ceremony. The KUWTK episode documenting this is a fairytale.
2015 - Second Baby
In May 2015, just after celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary, the couple announced they were expecting their second child! Seen on KUWTK, Kim spills the news to Khloé.
Kim gave birth to Saint West on December 5, 2015!
Summer 2016 - Feud With Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift played the victim when Kanye's song 'Famous' was released, in which he raps, "I made that b**ch famous," referring to the singer. However, Kim leaked a phone call between Taylor and Kanye that proved the opposite.
Kanye was again painted as the bad guy in the media, with Swifties and the general public believing he was a bully to Taylor, fueling their seemingly never ending feud. Kim was quick to defend her husband, upset he was being treated in such a way.
Fall 2016 - Serious Trouble
On October 2, 2016, Kanye was performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York when he abruptly stopped the show and told the audience he had to leave due to a family emergency. Fans were clueless, until reports started to come out Kim had been robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
While her sisters were out partying during Paris Fashion Week, Kim decided to stay in and rest one night. She was then robbed at gunpoint of a diamond ring worth about $4.9 million, two diamond bracelets, a gold and diamond necklace, diamond earrings, a gold Rolex, and other pieces of jewelry, according to a police report in a French paper.
Following the incident, the whole family stayed out of the spotlight for some time.
In late November, Kanye had some sort of breakdown, which he later talked about this year, and was hospitalized after going on a rant about politics and abruptly leaving his show in Sacramento.
"I hated being pregnant, but as much as I hated it, I still wished I could have done it on my own."— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 14, 2018
Kim Kardashian West explains why she chose surrogacy: https://t.co/PG8uSHaxyk pic.twitter.com/Tjfx3ykMeS
2018 - Third Baby Born & Kanye Controversy
On January 15, Chicago West was born!
All was seemingly perfect in paradise, until Kanye made his return to Twitter. Although the last time he publicly spoke out about politics, he ended up in the hospital, it looked like he was ready for round two. And again, it didn't work out in his favor.
Kanye quickly was under fire (and still is) for saying slavery was a choice during an appearance on TMZ. Kim has tried to defend her husband, but is cautious as she's afraid people will think she shares the same beliefs.
The rapper is now working on his untitled new album, along with his joint album with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghost, both due out in June. Kim is supporting him on Twitter and in Wyoming where he's been recording.
Love you babe wish you were here with meeeeee but you’re only finishing up 5 albums ❤️ https://t.co/7r5SbJZoeX— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 8, 2018
It's been quite the wild ride for Kimye, but we've been here for them from the beginning, and will continue to sit back and watch their unbelievable relationship in whatever they do. At least we know that whatever ups and downs they face, no matter what haters they have, they'll always have each other!
No one can deny it is true love.