Unlike some celebrity couples, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seem to have a very solid relationship. Even though they’re megastars, the two have kept their personal lives as private as they can.
Something we love about their relationship is how supportive they are of one another. Although Kanye doesn’t love the spotlight like Kim does, he constantly encourages her to keep putting her life out there if it makes her happy. The same can be said for Kim, of Kanye – she has stood by him through all of his meltdowns and twitter tantrums.
Instagram; pictured above are Kim and Kanye smiling away together for the camera
It seems that these two are totally meant to be. Many people didn’t think they would last but, they’re continuing to prove them wrong. There is a lot more to their relationship than meets the eye.
Instagram; pictured above are Kim and Kanye having a good time together
Kim and Kanye first met back in 2004, way before Keeping Up With The Kardashians had been developed. During this time Kim was married to her first husband Damon Thomas and she was working as an assistant to the singer Brandy.
The two met when Kanye and Brandy were recording “Talk About Our Love.” Kim was asked to come to the recording studio because Brandy had requested that she bring alcohol. Kayne recalls being immediately smitten when he first saw Kim and asked his manager to find out who she was. A few years passed and Kanye’s crush on Kim intensified.
Instagram; pictured above are Kim and Kanye wearing casual clothes
He recalls seeing a picture of Kim, vacationing with Paris Hilton, and knowing he needed to be with her. After initially meeting the two became friends and Kanye kept pining for Kim.
Instagram; pictured above are Kim and Kanye pose together for a photo
In 2010, the two began to casually see each other. However, both of them hold true to their statements that there was nothing serious going on between them at the time. In fact, both Kim and Kanye had numerous relationships before they started dating each other.
One of Kanye’s exes, Amber Rose, claimed that Kanye cheated on her with Kim while they were dating. Not only was she calling out Kanye for being a cheater but also Kim. You see, Kim had been dating Reggie Bush at the same time Amber and Kanye were dating. Therefore, the two were both cheating on their significant others.
Instagram; pictured above are Kim and Kanye leaning in for a kiss
Eventually, Kim met and married Kris Humphries. Kris was extremely uncomfortable with Kim and Kanye being friends given their history. However, there was truly nothing he could do to stop them.
Instagram; pictured above are Kim and Kanye holding hands
Once Kim and Kris got divorced in 2011, Kim and Kanye’s relationship began to flourish. However, it didn’t happen overnight – the couple took things very slowly at first. It wasn’t until the 2012 Paris Fashion Week that the two went public with their romance.
However, their romance didn’t happen in the most traditional way. And they didn’t announce it in the more traditional way either. Kim told media outlets during Paris Fashion Week that she had pursued Kanye once her and Kris were officially divorced. Apparently, Kanye never thought Kim and Kris should have gotten married in the first place.
Instagram; pictured above are Kim and Kanye with their daughter, North
Kim explained she called Kanye once she was single and said: “I thought you were at least going to call me and say ‘I told you so’…we’ve always been there for each other – then he invited me to a fashion of his in Paris…and then the magic happened.”
Instagram; pictured above are Kim and Kanye candidly walking out on the street together
When Kim and Kanye got pregnant, she was legally still married to Kris Humphries. Luckily, before she gave birth to daughter North the divorce was finalized. That wasn’t the only complicated thing though to happen to Kim during her pregnancy.
She went into premature labor in June 2013 and had some very scary health issues while she was pregnant. Kim was diagnosed with early-onset preeclampsia. Early-onset preeclampsia is a very rare condition that causes pregnant women to gain excessive weight, develop high blood pressure, and causes your hands, feet, and face to swell. These effects are not even the worst of it though.
Instagram; pictured above is Kim with two of her children
It can affect the placenta, and the mother’s major organs like their liver, kidneys, and even their brain. This lead to Kim’s placenta growing too deeply into her uterine wall which prevented this mom from delivering the placenta.
Instagram; pictured above is Kanye kissing his son on the forehead