​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! 

"I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time," he told Ryan Seacrest in 2013. "I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton, and I remember telling my boy, 'Have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dijon?'" Ummmm? Wow. So cute.


2008 - Comedy Show Together

Now friends, Kanye recruited Kim for a hip-hop puppet show called Alligator Boots. The show never took off, but in the segment the two channeled Star Wars with Kanye playing a stormtrooper and Kim as Princess Leia. Why doesn't Kim ever share throwbacks of this totally adorable moment!?


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! 

His part went, "You were always the cheerleader of my dreams / Seem to only date the head of football teams." ​TMZ later reported it was a reference to Kim dating footballer Reggie Bush! We seriously need to revisit this song right this moment.


2011 - Kanye Advises Kim Not to Marry Kris Humphries

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"I started sending her pictures of, like, certain basketball players that used to be cool that now they wear their pants all the way up to here. Like, 'This is your future.'"

Imagine Kanye's reaction when he heard Kim and Kris filed for a divorce 72 days later...


Spring/Summer 2012 - The Kanye Verse & Confirmed Couple

So as his first try clearly wasn't obvious enough, Kanye then explicitly confessed his love for Kim in his song 'Cold.' "And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the same time she had fell in love with him," he rapped.


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 .... Proud girlfriend tweet," referring to the song on his joint album with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne.


Winter 2012 - Expecting

And just like that, they were expecting their first baby! Kanye announced at a New Year's Eve performance in Atlantic City that he and Kim were having a little one. Imagine being in that crowd...

And Kim took to her blog to ​confirm the news herself, writing, "It's true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us."


Spring 2013 - Major Milestones

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 ​finali​zed 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 AT&T Park stadium in San Francisco with all her family and friends in attendance. He popped the question with 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz ring, which was ​followed by fireworks and a 50-piece orchestra. He went all out.

You wouldn't peg Kanye as a romantic person per say, until you see him with Kim. It's magical.


2014 - Vogue and Wedding

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. He was ​reportedly on psychiatric hold for "temporary psychosis," and Kim was by his side the whole time.


2017 - Surrogacy

Because Kim's first two pregnancies were ​so difficult for her, doctors told her it would not be safe for her to have another baby naturally. So, she and Kanye finally ​made the decision to go with a surrogate for No. 3, and it was definitely the right choice!


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.


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.