Kimye Forever! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Relationship Timeline

Made for each other? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may not have started dating until 2012, but the couple have a rich history.

“I met him I think in 2002 or 2003,” Kardashian told Ryan Seacrest during Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10th anniversary special, which aired in 2017. “He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was her friend. I vividly remember hanging out with him, and then they did a video together, so I’d see him a few times. He was asking his friends: ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know what my name was.”

While both Kardashian and West dated different people throughout the ‘00s, they remained friends and even appeared onscreen together for the first time in 2008. The KKW Beauty creator shared throwback pics in 2015 from a pilot they filmed called Alligator Boots.

“In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens being released today, I wanted to share these old pics of Kanye and me from years ago!” Kardashian wrote at the time. “We worked together on a pilot for a show called Alligator Boots back in 2008 and I played Princess Leia. We had met before this project (back in 2003), but I would say this is when we first really connected.”

Three years later, Kardashian married Kris Humphries in August 2011. After only 72 days of marriage, however, the reality TV personality announced she and the NBA pro were calling it quits.

Kardashian later revealed that her divorce from Humphries helped her discover her feelings for West.

“Right before I got married to Kris Humphries, [Kanye and I] were talking, and I just went a different direction,” she recalled on the aforementioned KUWTK anniversary special. “I think I had to go through that to figure out what I wanted. After my breakup, I was feeling really low and down and he said, ‘Just come to Paris and see my fashion show.’ He jokes that he put on this whole fashion show just to get a date with me. So I went there and I stayed with him, and that’s where we started dating. I swear from the moment I landed, I fell madly in love with him and I thought, ‘Oh, my God, why didn’t I do this sooner?’ Like, this is what real life is like — love and fun and real support.”

Scroll through for a timeline of Kardashian and West’s romantic relationship:

April 2012

West and Kardashian took their relationship public in the spring of 2012. That April, the Grammy winner released “Cold,” which name-dropped Kardashian. “And I’ll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the same time she had fell in love with him,” he rapped. “Well that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thang / Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team.”

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December 2012

After a whirlwind romance, Us confirmed in December 2012 that Kardashian was pregnant with her first child. West celebrated the news at the time by referring to the E! star as his “baby mama” on stage at his Atlantic City concert.  

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October 2013

Four months after becoming parents, West popped the question in front of Kardashian’s family and friends the San Francisco Giants baseball stadium, AT&T Park. “PLEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” the stadium screen read. 

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March 2014

West and Kardashian stunned on the cover of Vogue in wedding attire in March 2014. A then-9-month-old North was also featured inside the issue. 

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May 2014

The twosome exchanged vows in Florence, Italy, in front of their family and friends on May 24, 2014.

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March 2015

Nearly two years after welcoming North, Kardashian struggled to get pregnant with baby No. 2. During a March 2015 episode of KUWTK, the reality star told sister Khloé Kardashian that she and West have “been having sex 500 times a day” to try and conceive.

May 2015

Kardashian announced in May 2015 that she was pregnant with the couple’s second child. 

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December 2015

Kardashian gave birth to son Saint in December 2015. “Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed the arrival of their son this morning,” a statement on her site read at the time. “Mother and son are doing well.”

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December 2016

Reports surfaced in late 2016 that Kardashian and West were facing marital issues after the musician was hospitalized. “She’s being a supportive wife,” an insider told Us at the time, noting that Kardashian did not want to make any major decisions until West fully recovered. A month later, another source told Us that Kardashian was standing by West after he “swore he was going to continue with intense therapy.” 

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July 2017

After suffering from preeclampsia during her first two pregnancies, Kardashian and West turned to surrogacy to expand their family. Us confirmed in July 2017 that their surrogate was three months pregnant.  

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January 2018

The duo welcomed daughter Chicago in January 2018. “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” Kardashian penned on her app at the time. 

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August 2018

West and Kardashian hit another rough patch in mid-2018 after the rapper made headlines for a series of controversial comments and bizarre Twitter rants. The reality star’s mom, Kris Jenner, told Us exclusively in August 2018 that the pair were “solid” after facing some “hiccups.” “They’re so connected, and they love each other very much, and they have a family that they’re committed to. They’re committed to one another, and people, you’re not always going to agree with each other forever,” Jenner explained. “You’re going to have differences. You’re going to have things that pop up.” 

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January 2019

Us broke the news in January 2019 that Kardashian and West’s surrogate is pregnant with their fourth child, a baby boy. An insider told Us that the couple waited until he was in the “best state of mind while they were trying for another child.” 

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May 2019

West and Kardashian welcomed their fourth child via gestational carrier on May 10, 2019. “He’s here and he’s perfect!” the makeup mogul announced on Twitter.

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October 2019

West raved about falling in love with his wife on Kardashian’s E! True Hollywood Story special. “Anytime I was around her or I saw her, it was a magnetic attraction to this force of energy,” he recalled in the special. “She was good, pure, happy, loving, brave, courageous, strong.”

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