- Why, In Spite Of Everything, Kim And Kanye Actually Have A Healthy Relationship
- They Met In 2003
- Bad Pilot, Good Connection
- 72 Days
- Finally Dating
- Pregnant Kim
- Met Gala
- The Arrival Of North West
- The Long-Awaited Marriage
- Making Vogue Cover History
- The Wedding Weekend
- Pregnancy Concerns
- Baby Number Two
- Saint’s Arrival
- Paris Robbery
- Kanye’s Mental Health
- Turning To Surrogacy
- Baby Chicago
- Drake Rumors
- Twitter Rants
- Baby Psalm
- And They’re Still Flirting
- Why Some People Think Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Are Headed For Divorce
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married since 2014
- Their relationship is documented on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’
- A recent fight has the internet ablaze
- Will Kardashian and West get divorced?
- They’re pressing on as normal
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Seeing a Sex Therapist for One Particular Issue
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have known each other for a very long time
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have had some stressful moments in their marriage
- This is why Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seeing a sex therapist
- Kim Kardashian says her relationship with Kanye West is causing her to dress less sexy because he thinks it’s ‘overkill’: ‘He’s not comfortable with that’
- 16 Cringe-y Details About Kim Kardashian’s Sex Tape
- 1. On average, someone watches the tape every 1.5 seconds.
- 2. Counting all the platforms that the tape is on, it’s been viewed over 210 million times.
- 3. Kim has made over $110 million from the tape.
- 4. Kim lied about the tape.
- 5. The footage was shot in 2003 during a trip to Mexico to celebrate Kim’s 23rd birthday.
- 6. Ray J went from being famous for being Brandy’s brother to being famous for being Kim’s well-endowed lover.
- 7. Ray J wrote a song about being “first.”
- 8. Contrary to urban legend, there are no water sports in the tape.
- 9. When Kim’s in the news, views go up.
- 10. Kim claimed the woman in the video wasn’t her.
- 11. The video ended her relationship with Paris Hilton.
- 12. The video paved the way for the first of the Kardashian reality series.
- 13. Kim regrets doing the video.
- 14. Kim followed in her mother’s footsteps.
- 15. Ray J offered a strange wedding gift to Kim and Kanye.
- 16. Actually, sex tapes are a family-thing.
Why, In Spite Of Everything, Kim And Kanye Actually Have A Healthy Relationship
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the ultimate celebrity couple. But despite being relationship goals, the pair hasn’t always had the easiest go of things.
Still, though, they’ve been together for more than just a few years. The longevity of their relationship makes it hard to believe Kim and Kanye started on rocky ground. Even Kim’s ill-fated married to Kris Humphries didn’t seem to dissuade her from dating. That 72-day marriage made headlines for all the wrong reasons and ultimately ended in a messy divorce. But Kanye helped her get through the tough times.
Since then, we’ve seen their relationship blossom. They’ve been through everything, from Kim’s Paris robbery and Kanye’s mental health concerns to the four beautiful West children. It seems like nothing can tear this relationship apart.
Moreover, it was no coincidence that Kim and Kanye ended up together. Lyrics from Ye’s 2005 song “Gold Digger” hinted that they might end up together. The rapper mentioned that he was “lookin’ for the one, have you seen her? My psychic told me she’ll have like Serena, Trina, Jennifer Lopez…” He also said he wanted four kids, and that’s what the West family got.
There’s nothing more romantic than a fated relationship. But we can’t even dream up a scenario more characteristically Kimye than a relationship prediction nestled in the lyrics of a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop hit.
So how did the Kim and Kanye West relationship start?
They Met In 2003
When Kanye was recording a song with Brandy, he didn’t expect to meet the future love of his life. Presumably, he just wanted to work and make music. And Kim was busy doing her own thing.
She told Ryan Seacrest during a KUWTK anniversary special:
I met him, I think, in 2002 or 2003. 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.
Kanye thought Kim worked as Brandy’s assistant.
Moreover, during an interview that Kanye did years ago on Kris Jenner’s talk show, the rapper and designer mentioned that Kim was Brandy’s assistant. But in fact, she was Brandy’s stylist. They didn’t meet again for another five years.
Bad Pilot, Good Connection
In 2008, Kanye had an idea for a puppet sketch comedy show called Alligator Boots. He wrote and produced the pilot with his collaborator and friend, Rhymefest. While West initially planned to be the only human on the show, he decided to add a twist.
He wanted a love interest.
The projects executive producer, Daniel Kellison, remembered, “Kanye came to me and said, ‘I want to put Kim Kardashian in the show.’”
The crew wasn’t thrilled about adding Kim to the team.
Her infamous adult tape didn’t inspire much confidence in them. But Kim eventually impressed the filming group with her professionalism. Unfortunately, the show never aired.
But it wasn’t a total waste.
Those close quarters and the constant contact allowed Kanye and Kim to go from acquaintances to friends.“We had met before this project (back in 2003),” Kim wrote on her website. “But I would say this is when we first really connected.”
In 2011, Kim memorably married professional basketball player Kris Humphries in a televised ceremony. It seemed like a fairytale event, complete with a gown fit for a princess.
And the reality star wore jewels to match.
But it wasn’t meant to be. The couple gave the marriage a fleeting chance. Kim, however, called it quits after just 72 days. The announcement seemed to shock people. But we imagine Kanye must have been one happy camper.
Kim admitted she started to think about Kanye as more than just a friend even then.
“Right before I got married to Kris Humphries, were talking and I just went a different direction,” Kim shared. Having feelings for Kanye while being married must have been hard. However, after the separation she didn’t waste any time going for what she really wanted.
In April of 2012, Kim and Kanye made it official. After they were spotted in public, West released, “Cold.” The single seemed to reference Kim’s last relationship and his feelings about it. In typical, Kanye fashion, he held nothing back.
The A-lister raps:
And I’ll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the same time she had fell in love with him / Well, that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thang / Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team.
Those lyrics were about Kris Humphries.
At the time, Humphries played for the Brooklyn Nets, an NBA basketball team that Jay-Z had stake in. Kanye and Jay-Z used to have a long-standing friendship, so in theory, ‘Ye could have asked to have Humphries fired.
After dating for less than a year, Kanye announced that Kim was pregnant with the couple’s first baby. In fact, during an Atlantic City, NJ, performance the rapper abruptly asked the sound engineers to do him a favor.
He wanted them to stop the music.
And in front of the entire crowd, he shared the news. “Make noise for my baby mama,” West bellowed while pointing to Kim in the crowd.
But Kim still had to deal with the Kris Humphries separation.
After Kanye’s impromptu announcement, Kim’s lawyer team filed a motion to speed up the divorce process. “I do not want to be married to when I have my baby,” Kardashian wrote in the declaration to support her motion.
When Kim arrived at the Met Gala with Kanye on May 6, 2013, she made headlines for all sorts of reasons. And that jaw-dropping dress simply added to the effect. Most people didn’t recognize the TV personality as style guru, though.
They thought she belonged on reality television only.
Indeed, Kim never even received an invitation to the 2013 Gala. She attended only as Kanye’s plus-one. But she didn’t take too long to carve out her own lane in the fashion world.
At the time, though, Kim felt like it was all too much.
Apparently, she went home and broke down. “I’m sure no one wanted me there lol,” Kim tweeted. “I did my own lipstick and the color so off. I went home cried after of insecurities but this is one of my fave looks now.” Love it or hate it, this Givenchy dress will go down in history as one of the most noteworthy looks ever worn.
The Arrival Of North West
On June 15, 2013, Kim and Kanye welcomed their first daughter, North West. Her name may have initially raised a few brows. However, we all love Nori almost as much as her own parents do.
Additionally, during the pregnancy, the media even criticized Kim harshly for her weight.
It’s like some people just couldn’t keep their opinions about a pregnant woman’s body to themselves. After the birth, Kim seemed to feel the need to go into hiding while losing the baby weight. She did, however, make a surprise appearance on her mom’s talk show, Kris.
In that moment, Kim gave the world its first glimpse of North.
On the final episode of Kris, Kim showed everyone a picture of her bundle of joy. The first photo of North was very cute. And when you look at her parents, are you all that surprised?
The Long-Awaited Marriage
When you’re Kanye West, there’s no such thing as a small gesture. Lucky for us, we got an inside look into his marriage proposal during an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
And it was hardly a minor affair.
On October 21, 2013, West rented out San Francisco’s AT&T Park. He led a blindfolded Kim into the dark baseball field while a 50-piece orchestra serenaded her with her favorite Lana Del Rey song.
All of this played out while the couple’s closest family and friends watched from the dugout in complete silence.
Kanye got down on one knee as the scoreboard flashed “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” He topped it all off by sliding a custom 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond engagement ring on her finger. The proposal alone set him back a cool $3 million.
Making Vogue Cover History
In 2014, ahead of their fairytale wedding, Kim and Kanye flaunted their relationship on the cover of Vogue. The revered magazine received incredible backlash for putting the power couple on the front page.
But the Vogue editor-in-chief wasn’t fazed.
In fact, in a trailer for her upcoming Masterclass, Anna Wintour set the record straight and explained why she included the couple in the April issue. And we think her explanation makes quite a lot of sense.
This cover was a deeply controversial cover… But Kim and Kanye were a part of the conversation of the day. And for Vogue not to recognize that would have been a big misstep. You are leading, not following — and that’s a very important lesson to always keep in your mind.
The Wedding Weekend
One month after the release of the Vogue issue, the celebs tied the knot. Their weekend began in Paris and included a bachelorette party at Hôtel Costes and a pre-wedding lunch hosted by Valentino himself. It took place at Château de Wideville, just outside of Paris. And then there was a rehearsal dinner in the Palace of Versailles’s Hall of Mirrors.
On the day of the wedding, guests took surprise, complimentary flights into Florence.
And, of course, all the jets were private. The guest list boasted the crème de la crème of Hollywood. Serena Williams attended as did did André Leon Talley and director Steve McQueen. But nothing took the spotlight away from Kim and Kanye.
When Kim Kardashian gave birth to baby North, she suffered a condition called placenta accreta. This condition prevents the placenta from detaching naturally following childbirth. And it can be incredibly painful.
It’s more common than one might think.
To help correct the matter, a medical professional has to remove the placenta by hand. Unsurprisingly, the condition can cause the mother great pain. Despite the risk, though, Kim tried for baby number two.
But unfortunately, an entirely thing happened in their pregnancy journey.
Kim and Kanye experienced fertility issues, and some of them were documented on KUWTK. “One doctor told me I would need my uterus removed after I had another baby — I could only have one more,” Kim told Glamour.
One was like, “You should get a surrogate.” The other one was like, “Oh, no, you’ll be fine.” Then I called my doctor, and he’s like, “You know what? I believe — we’ll get through it.” The waiting and waiting has been a roller coaster.
Baby Number Two
Kim and Kanye persevered and managed to conceive their second child together. Their relationship appeared stronger than ever. And it had to be to help Kim get through a very challenging pregnancy.
Those nine months definitely weighed on her.
“I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL! I don’t understand one moment of it and I don’t understand people who enjoy it,” KKW wrote on her website.
Kim was honest, raw, and uncensored when discussing the struggles of carrying her second child.
“I’m not sure why I don’t like the experience like others do. Maybe it’s the swelling, the backaches, or just the complete mindf*ck of how your body expands and nothing fits…” she continued. “I just always feel like I’m not in my own skin. It’s hard to explain. I don’t feel sexy, either – I feel insecure and most of the time I just feel gross.”
Kim and Kanye’s first son, Saint, arrived on December 5, 2015. But the birth had its fair share of complications. The mom had yet to go through the most difficult moment of childbearing.
This weekend I checked into the hospital and underwent a procedure called an ECV (External Cephalic Version, or a Version). is done to manually turn the baby from a breech position to a head-down position… and let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth. BUT it worked!!!
Kim told Ryan Seacrest she wouldn’t naturally conceive another child again.
“I said this last time. I said I am done. Don’t ever make me go through that again,” she told Seacrest. And she kept her word.
In 2016, it looked as though the fashion world finally decided to embrace Kim for her style and clothing choices. In fact, she received an invitation to Paris Fashion Week. And Kim’s trip coincided with Kanye’s Saint Pablo tour.
But they couldn’t have predicted what happened next.
Kim faced one of the scariest encounters. So Kanye rushed off stage midway through his performance. He left fans shocked and upset but made no apologies.
And truly, who can blame him?
Kim had been robbed at gunpoint in her own hotel room. During the traumatizing event, intruders took off with her 20-carat Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring. Obviously, Kanye needed to go and support his wife.
Kanye’s Mental Health
As a pioneer of vulnerability in hip-hop, Kanye has been open about his emotional, mental, and lifelong struggles. When his mother, Donda West, lost her life in 2007, the designer took it extremely hard.
Complications with plastic surgery caused the fatal accident.
And, in part, the loss apparently plunged Kanye into a deep depression. Some sources suggest that almost losing Kim during the Paris robbery put the rapper in a dark place, leading to his mental health devolution in 2016.
Out of nowhere, the performers canceled 21 shows on his Saint Pablo tour before entering the hospital.
“His state of mind goes back a long way, perhaps to the death of his mother, which he never got over,” a source told Page Six. “That combined with his chaotic life – he often stays up and works for 48 hours at a time when he’s on and calls his team at 3 a.m. Kanye needs a stronger support system.”
Turning To Surrogacy
While their relationship had been tested, Kim and Kanye were stronger than ever before. Which meant they were keen to make room for a new member of the family. In an episode of KUWTK, Kim revealed that she wanted to explore surrogacy.
Kim met with someone who had experienced both natural birth and surrogacy to learn more.
“If the two doctors I trust have told me it would not be safe to get pregnant again, I have to listen to that,” she said.
On January 15, 2018, Kim and Kanye welcomed their third child, Chicago. A surrogate carried their second daughter to term. And as a result, Kim was able to avoid the danger of a third pregnancy.
The baby came out incredibly healthy, too.
Chicago looks like the spitting image of her parents, and the mother of three couldn’t be happier. “She’s here! We’re so in love,” Kim wrote on her website. “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl.”
Chicago’s name is an ode to Kanye West’s hometown.
Kanye, grew up in Chicago, IL, His late mother, Donda, raised him there. So the rapper named his daughter Chicago in his mom’s memory.
Towards the end of 2018, certain rumors circulated about the Kardashian-West’s marital life. In fact, some sources suggested that Kim had an affair with Canadian rapper, Drake.
And the claims got vicious.
After Drake and Pusha T, a rapper on Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music record label, started feuding, the dispute took another angle. Kanye was further dragged into the disagreement. Before long, other rappers started mentioning that Drake recorded a diss record that mentioned Kim.
Even Kim’s ex, Nick Cannon had something to say. “There’s something real personal Drake holds over that whole family, that he’s like, ‘Ya’ll don’t want me to let this out,’” Cannon claimed.
The Drake fiasco, in part, prompted Kanye to air his grievances on Twitter. The entire situation went from bad to worse. Drake and Kanye snapped at each other over a number of Tweets.
The rappers seemed to hold very little back.
The music beef and the rumors surrounding Kim were topics of conversation. Somehow, both Travis Scott and Ariana Grande got caught in the crossfire. Even Kim, who usually steers clear of ‘Ye’s music concerns, got involved.
She wrote, “, never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake.”
Reports suggested Kanye’s rants caused friction in the relationship.
That’s when momager, Kris Jenner shut the entire thing down. “I think they’re just so solid. They’re so connected, and they love each other very much, and they have a family that they’re committed to,” Kris told Us Weekly.
She went on to note:
You’re going to have differences . You’re going to have things that pop up. You’re going to have hiccups I think so committed to one another that things like that probably bring them closer together.
With their relationship seeming stronger than ever, Kim and Kanye decided to make yet another addition to their family. They wanted baby number four to join the Kardashian-West team.
And again, they employed a method that’s becoming more and more common.
Another surrogate helped Kimye bring beautiful baby Psalm into the world on May 10, 2019. The family debuted his photo on Instagram. “He’s honestly the best baby,” Kim mentioned later.
During an appearance on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, Kim opened up about how the couple landed on their son’s name.
She shared, “Kylie and I were vibing on the same name and so I have this big hallway and we’re screaming out every name like, ‘Psalm get over here’ — trying to see what name we liked the best.”
And They’re Still Flirting
There are some things we just can’t deny about Kim and Kanye’s relationship. Namely, they keep the fire alive. The two of them always seem to flirt, smooch, and leave thirsty comments on each other’s social media.
We appreciate the modern romance.
It’s not easy to keep the intrigue going after multiple years together and multiple children. But these celeb darlings are doing pretty well. Oh, and we can’t help catching Kanye sneak loving looks at his wife every so often.
It keeps things playful and light.
And every relationship can use a little banter now and then to stay fresh. We wouldn’t mind implementing some of their relationship hacks in our own love lives.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West make headlines everywhere they go, but the couple known as Kimye didn’t start dating until 2012, after eight years of dating and marrying other people and maintaining a friendship.
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Now that they have been married for nearly three years and are parents of two children, North West, 3, and Saint West, 1, here is a timeline of Kardashian and West’s relationship.
2004: Kardashian and West first meet
Rolling Stone reported that the reality TV personality and rapper and producer met in 2004. At the time, Kardashian was still in her first marriage to music producer Damon Thomas, whom she married in 2000. According to XXL Magazine, West was dating model Alexis Phifer. In a 2013 interview on mother-in-law Kris Jenner’s talk show, West said the two may have met on the set of a Brandy music video shoot when Kardashian was working as the singer’s assistant.
2008: West and Kardashian collaborate on puppet TV show
In that same interview on “Kris,” West said that he was working on a “modern-day Jim Henson-type vibe” TV show and worked with Kardashian on a skit.
“We were doing this skit where I was playing, like, a Star Wars character and I wanted her to be Princess Leia because she was my dream girl.”
2009: Kardashian and West sit in same row at New York Fashion Week
Although Kardashian was dating football player Reggie Bush at the time, she was seated near West at the Y-3 show at New York Fashion Week in 2009. West, actress Milla Jovovich, Kardashian and Bush all sat in the front row. West told Jenner that the show signified the time he began having more feelings for Kardashian.
2010: West attends Kardashian’s 30th birthday party
that West was on board a yacht with Kardashian celebrating her 30th birthday in New York. According to Us Weekly, Kardashian was dating Dallas Cowboy’s football player Miles Austin after having broken up with Bush. Austin and Kardashian reportedly broke up in September 2010.
2011: West helps direct Kardashian’s first music video
Kardashian tried her hand at music and released the song “Jam (Turn it Up)” in March 2011. Part of the proceeds from the song, went to charity. Photos emerged of West, Jenner and Kardashian entering a studio the song’s music video shoot, which West reportedly helped direct with Hype Williams.
RELATED: Photos: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West through the years
At the time, Kardashian was dating basketball player Kris Humphries. She and Humphries got married that August after a 90-day engagement. That October, Kardashian filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage, Us Weekly reported.
2012: Kardashian confirms she is dating West
Rolling Stone reported that Kardashian confirmed she was West’s girlfriend in a June 2012 tweet about his song with Jay Z, “No Church in the Wild.” West made an appearance on her E! reality show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and reorganized her closet. He also referenced Kardashian in his song, “Clique.”
PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 04: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Valentino Haute-Couture show as part of Paris Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2012/13 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on July 4, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
In December, West announces at a concert in New Jersey that he and Kardashian were expecting their first child together. Kardashian confirmed the news on her blog.
2013: North West is born, West proposes marriage
A month after West and Kardashian made a much-talked-about debut appearance at the Met Gala, North West, the couple’s first child, is born June 15. West releases his album, “Yeezus,” which he said is heavily inspired by Kardashian.
In October, West rented out AT&T Park in San Francisco and proposed to Kardashian with a 13-carat ring, a 50-piece orchestra and a personalized message on the score board that read, “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!”
2014: West and Kardashian marry in Italy, North turns 1
On May 24, West and Kardashian get married in Florence, Italy. Days later, Kardashian shares the news in an Instagram post that breaks records. In June, their daughter turned 1 and the family celebrated. Kardashian now goes by Kim Kardashian West.
2015: Kardashian West announces she’s pregnant with second child
In an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” it was announced that West and Kardashian West were expecting their second child. The couple, who had struggled to conceive, welcomed son Saint West in December 2015.
2016: Kardashian West is robbed in Paris, West is hospitalized
In October of 2016, Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. West cut his concert in New York short and flies to France to be with his wife. Kardashian West laid low and out of the public eye in the weeks after the incident.
Related: 16 arrested in Kim Kardashian West robbery
The next month, West was hospitalized on psychiatric hold in Los Angeles after a series of rants at multiple stops on his Saint Pablo Tour. Kardashian West left New York, where she was set to make her first public appearance since the robbery, to be by West’s side.
2017: Kardashian West attends Met Gala without West, two release kids clothing lines
Kardashian West said her husband stayed home for the first time since the two began making appearances at the event in 2013.
“He’s been taking some time off and really loving that,” she told Vogue.
Despite reports throughout their relationship that a split is imminent, the couple recently released Kids Supply, a children’s clothing line.
2018: Kardashian West returns to Paris for the first time since robbery
In support of her husband, Kardashian West joined West at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show. The show was the debut of West’s longtime friend, Virgil Abloh as men’s creative director for Louis Vuitton.
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 21: (L-R) Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Virgil Abloh after the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
2018: West and Kardashian West welcome third child via gestational carrier
A second daughter for the couple, Chicago West, was born Jan. 15, 2018 through a gestational carrier.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian West said in a statement. “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. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
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2019: Kardashian West and West welcome fourth child
A boy named Psalm West was born via gestational carrier in May 2019. Kardashian West announced the news May 10 on Twitter, writing, “He’s here and he’s perfect!’
I meannnnn my baby Psalm is so sweet!!!
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Why Some People Think Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Are Headed For Divorce
Is there trouble in paradise? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have their differences, but they’ve been through a lot as a couple. However, a recent fight as seen on Keeping Up With the Kardashians has some fans speculating that they’re going to split. Here’s what we know.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married since 2014
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West on August 28, 2016 | Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
As their fans know, Kardashian and West have been together since 2012, while she was still married to her second husband, Kris Humphries. They got engaged in 2013, and were married in a lavish ceremony in Italy in 2014.
Over this time, a lot has changed. The couple has four children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. While Kardashian gave birth to the first two of her kids, the second two were born via gestational surrogate.
Their relationship is documented on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’
Everything that has happened to West and Kardashian throughout the course of their relationship has been, more or less, captured on camera. At the center of the Kardashian empire is the reality TV series Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which has been on the air since 2007.
In addition to Kardashian, West, and their family, the lives of her two sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, are also documented, as are their two half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
A recent fight has the internet ablaze
Has he..has he met his wife?
— rabia O’chaudry (@rabiasquared) October 14, 2019
During the Oct. 13, 2019 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the couple got into a pretty big fight. Typically, there’s plenty of drama going on, but they aren’t usually seen actually fighting with one another. But this time was different.
West chose the night before the 2019 Met Gala to tell Kardashian he was unhappy with the dress she was choosing to wear. “I went through this transition where being a rapper, looking at all these girls and looking at my wife, like, ‘Oh my girl needs to be just like the other girls showing their body off,’” he said.
Never thought I’d say this but Kanye is holding Kim back.
Omg. Can’t believe I typed that.
— machine gun Kele (@kelechnekoff) October 14, 2019
The rapper continued. “I didn’t realize that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone who is married and the father of now … about to be four kids. A corset is a form of underwear, it’s hot, for who though?”
Will Kardashian and West get divorced?
Kanye West tells Kim K that he gets affected when her pictures are “too sexy” pic.twitter.com/WjQ43VRwWY
— DatPiff (@DatPiff) October 14, 2019
Kardashian objected to this, telling West that he was giving her “really bad anxiety.” He said, “You are my wife, and it affects me when pictures are too sexy.” Her rebuttal? “You built me up to be this sexy person and confidence and all this, and just because you’re on a journey and transformation doesn’t mean I’m in the same spot with you.”
Kanye is changing and it seems as if Kim isn’t all the way here for it. His perception on life is changing. They will soon be unequally yoked.
Give it a year or two. They’re going to split.
— Tee of Universal Amani✨ (@UniversalAmani) October 14, 2019
What Kardashian is speaking about is how West has become more religious recently and is focusing on that as opposed to being as provocative as he has throughout much of his career. In other words, it sounds as though they’re at a bit of a crossroads in their marriage. This could definitely spell divorce.
They’re pressing on as normal
Awwwww how cute is Kim and Kanye?!?! #MarriageGoals #KUWTK
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 14, 2019
Of course, the Kardashians want to control the narrative. So though many think they may be trying to “villainize” West ahead of a split that may or may not have already happened, they’re certainly not going to confirm it until they’re ready to on KUWTK. Thus Khloé’s tweet calling them “cute.”
Kim Kardashian joins Kanye West for surprise Sunday Service pop up concert at the yard at Howard University. @wusa9 @wusa9mornings #getupdc pic.twitter.com/4l70TWk4kZ
— Sarah Konsmo (@skonsmo) October 12, 2019
And for all intents and purposes, they’re, at the very least, continuing to keep up appearances as a couple. Speaking of West’s current “journey,” Kardashian accompanied him to a Sunday Service at Howard University the same day the episode aired. Their children were also in attendance.
Kanye West admitted to getting liposuction in 2016 during an appearance on TMZ Live Tuesday. The star was afraid people would make fun of him the way they did Rob Kardashian, who didn’t attend sister Kim Kardashian’s wedding to West because of his size.
“I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look good for y’all. I got liposuction, ’cause I didn’t want y’all to call me fat like you called Rob at the wedding and made him fly home before me and Kim got married,” he said, before repeating, “I didn’t want y’all to call me fat, so I got liposuction.”
He then became addicted to the pain medicine. “They gave me opioids and I started taking two of them. And then driving to work on the opioids,” West explained, saying the plastic surgery occurred in 2016 before his infamous breakdown, which led to the cancelation of his Life of Pablo tour.
West normally smoked weed while he was touring, but when he asked his friend for the opioids instead of marijuana, people started to talk. “So when handed to me, he said, ‘You know, this is used to kill genius.’ So I didn’t take it.”
West then changed his statement, saying he went from taking two pills a day, to seven, which caused his erratic behavior on social media. “The reason why I dropped those tweets and everything is ’cause I was drugged the fuck out, bro. And I’m not drugged out.”
American rapper Kanye West poses before Christian Dior 2015–2016 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show on March 6, 2015, in Paris. He said he became addicted to opioids after he had liposuction so people wouldn’t call him fat like they did Rob Kardashian. Getty Images/Patrick Kovarik
The rapper is on prescription medicine, but he doesn’t take it the way it’s prescribed. Overall, West argued that people are over-prescribed. “These pills that they want me to take three of a day, I take one a week, maybe. Y’all have me scared of myself, of my vision,” he said. “So I took some pills so I wouldn’t go to the hospital and prove everyone right.”
But that doesn’t mean West is happy about being on medication. “We are drugged out. We are following other people’s opinions,” he said. “We are controlled by the media—and today it all changes.”
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Seeing a Sex Therapist for One Particular Issue
Though their relationship is one that we never saw coming, after eight years together, almost six years of marriage, and four children later — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are still going strong.
Despite their differing political views — West’s current walk in the Christian faith that has made him much more conservative, and Kardashian’s love for the spotlight — the pair have been able to maintain a marriage and a loving home for their children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.
Still, the rapper and makeup mogul aren’t perfect. In fact, they are currently seeing a sex-therapist for one specific issue.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have known each other for a very long time
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did not begin their romantic relationship until 2012. However, they first met in 2002 when the Chicago-born rapper recorded a song with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s then-friend, Brandy.
“I vividly remember hanging out with him… He was asking his friends: ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t even know what my name was,” the starlet told Ryan Seacrest in 2017. The duo continued to cross paths until they became good friends in 2008 when they worked together on a pilot for a raunchy Star Wars-themed show entitled Alligator Boots.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have had some stressful moments in their marriage
Despite how perfect their lives might appear, Kardashian and West have had their issues. West’s bipolar disorder diagnosis caused the rapper to have a mental breakdown in 2016. That same year the KUWTK star was robbed at gunpoint, adding to their stress. All of this makes Kardashian weary of her husband’s non-stop lifestyle. “ is stressed dealing with his mood swings and manic episodes,” an insider told Radar Online. “He says he’s fine and doesn’t need help but Kim’s nervous so she’s making sure he’s under a watchful eye – or 5. They’ll report to her and if there’s any warning signs she’ll essentially send them in.”
Also, West’s newfound commitment to his faith has caused him to exhibit controlling behavior. An alleged insider revealed to Intouch Weekly,
“The Jesus is King rapper is 100 percent more controlling now.” The source claimed that he is trying to keep Kim from doing anything that “he feels isn’t godly.” Apparently it’s making the Skims founder feel “totally smothered” and that she “no longer has a voice.”
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This is why Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seeing a sex therapist
Like any couple, Kardashian and West have to work to maintain the spark in their relationship, especially with four kids and the rapper’s massive lifestyle change. “They tried counseling a couple of years ago, and it essentially saved their marriage,” an insider explained to Radar Online. “They’re hoping lightning can strike twice. They have therapy sessions at least once a week where they each vent about their frustrations to an expert, who gives tips about how to open up and communicate better. The therapist is giving them suggestions to put the sizzle back in their sex life.”
Marriage is work, and it looks like these two are in it for the long-haul, willing to do whatever they can to ensure their happiness.
- In a new interview with New York Magazine, Kim Kardashian opened up candidly about her marriage to Kanye West.
- The 39-year-old reality star said that her relationship with Kanye has “never stopped being fun” and admitted that she and her husband don’t always understand each other—but that that’s okay.
- Kim went on to explain that not being on the exact same page at all times is what continues to give her and Kanye room to grow and evolve as a couple and as individuals.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married for five years and together as a couple for more than seven. In a new interview with New York Magazine, the 39-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star andKKW Beauty mogul opened up about her relationship with Kanye.
When asked how her relationship with Kanye has evolved over the years, Kim admitted that she and her husband aren’t always on the exact same page—but that’s okay.
“The one consistent thing is our relationship has never stopped being fun,” she said. “And it’s okay to not understand each other. It’s okay to not have the same exact feelings all the time. It’s just about figuring out how do we grow from that? or what’s the lesson from that? and giving each other space and time to figure that out.”
Kim went on to gush about her husband, who is constantly evolving on his own, too. Most recently, she revealed, the rapper has become obsessed with housing issues.
“You should see what he’s working on now. All home stuff,” she explained. “He’s fascinated with buildings and homes. He wants to do low-income housing, and have the design be elevated: simple and cool and affordable. He really supports James Turrell in his Crater and they’re working on stuff together that will be exciting. He’s building the community.”
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Kim Kardashian says her relationship with Kanye West is causing her to dress less sexy because he thinks it’s ‘overkill’: ‘He’s not comfortable with that’
- The reality-TV star and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian West said in a new interview with New York magazine that her relationship with the rapper Kanye West was causing her to dress less sexy.
- “My husband has voiced that sometimes too sexy is just overkill and he’s not comfortable with that,” Kardashian West said.
- “I listen to him and understand him,” she added.
- However, Kardashian West also said her decision to wear less-revealing clothing was also due to an “awakening,” in part from her prison-reform advocacy with the White House.
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Kim Kardashian West said in a new interview with New York magazine that her relationship with Kanye West was causing her to dress less sexy.
“My husband has voiced that sometimes too sexy is just overkill and he’s not comfortable with that,” the reality-TV star said. “I listen to him and understand him.”
Kardashian West was adamant that she is still free to dress how she likes, even though West has notably been critical of some of her more revealing looks.
“At the end of the day, he always gives me the freedom to be and do what I want,” she said.
The beauty mogul and Skims founder also said her style change was due to an “awakening,” in part from her recent prison-reform advocacy with White House politicians.
Kardashian West has met with the president to discuss prison reform. @realDonaldTrump/Twitter
“I realized I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time. And I definitely contributed to that,” Kardashian West said, mentioning her iconic 2014 Paper magazine cover that featured her nude and oiled up.
West has previously influenced his wife’s fashion choices. On an October episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” he said he didn’t approve of Kardashian West’s bespoke, skintight Met Gala dress.
“You are my wife, and it affects me when pictures are too sexy,” he said, after she said his comments about her dress were giving her “bad anxiety.”
West has also barred his daughter North from wearing makeup and crop tops until she’s a teenager — something Kardashian West doesn’t exactly agree with.
- Kanye West almost derailed Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala look because he thought it was ‘too sexy’
- Kim Kardashian made a big change to her Met Gala dress after Kanye West said it looked too inappropriate to wear in front of her children
- Kanye West banned his 6-year-old daughter from wearing makeup and crop tops: ‘I think and feel differently now that I’m Christian’
What do you give the woman who has everything? A short, sharp reminder that she can still be torn down at any moment. So it was at Glastonbury last weekend, when an audience member at Kanye West’s set chose to wave an enormous flag printed with a still image from a sex tape showing Kardashian performing oral sex on her former partner Ray J. The tape was leaked in 2007 without Kardashian’s consent.
Kardashian, who is four months pregnant, was present, so she got to witness the moment the photo was displayed to her husband and a huge crowd of his fans. Printed on the flag were the words “Get Down, Girl, Get Head Get Down”, a play on the lyrics from West’s song Gold Digger. Luckily, a compassionate Twitter user immortalised the moment by posting a picture with a suitably disapproving caption:
Someone printed kim k giving ray j head on a flag and waved it about as Kanye performed at Glastonbury ahahahaha pic.twitter.com/QXrp1gedwL
June 28, 2015
Many online were quick to share their glee, describing the flag as “the BEST Glastonbury flag ever”, “flag of the day”, “#BESTEVER”, “genius” and “hilarious”. The Lad Bible declared that it “wins the internet”. Just in case she hadn’t noticed the flag itself during her husband’s set, thoughtful users tweeted it into Kardashian’s mentions to be sure the picture be waiting for her when she got home.
The precise intent behind the stunt isn’t clear, though the idea that a man should be threatened or shamed by his partner’s past sexual history is as old as it is misogynistic. The use of West’s lyrics suggests it might have been intended to suggest that Kardashian is herself a gold digger, despite her own enormously successful media and business ventures. Is it possible that the flag waver was trying to make a point about sexism in West’s lyrics? At a stretch, yes. Is it likely? No. And even if that were the case, the ends wouldn’t justify the means, any more than they did when the person who threatened to leak naked photos of Emma Watson later claimed it was all in the name of . Thank goodness for these towering heroes of morality.
Regardless of intent, the outcome was yet another very successful woman being reminded that no matter how high she climbs, she can always be torn down by a slut-shaming, misogynistic double standard. There are powerful echoes here of the blame and outrage directed at the victims of last year’s nude celebrity photo hacks. These are women who we pressure to be hyper-sexualised when they are objects for public consumption, in magazines or films or on television. We love to squeal over their “barely there” dress or “plunging cleavage” when they’re walking the red carpet, packaged for an approving audience. But when they dare to take ownership of their own bodies, to have sexual agency, or even, heaven forbid, to enjoy sex for themselves, we are ready to scream shame and demand grovelling public apologies. What Kardashian was doing in that sex tape was private and consensual. The only piece of wrongdoing was the publication of the tape without her consent; one amplified by the flag bearer in revictimising her before a live audience.
Though Kardashian is not the only A-lister to have suffered this publicising of her sexual past as a weapon against her, there are noticeable differences in the way she is treated. While there was an outpouring of sympathy and support for many of the photo hacking victims, it was noted at the time that there was a nasty streak of venom reserved particularly for Kardashian.
There was a classist undertone of sneering, as some suggested that she was “asking for it” because she often chooses to share revealing photographs with her fans, or that as a reality star she doesn’t really deserve to be treated as a celebrity. It is regularly suggested that she leaked the tape intentionally to find fame, though she has made it very clear this was not the case.
It was the same classist sexism that saw the Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with Prince George, praised for her pregnancy style and svelte silhouette, while Kardashian, pregnant at the same time with baby North, faced nasty memes comparing her to a whale, and front-page stories about her “gorging” on fast food. While the Duchess topped Vanity Fair’s “best-dressed pregnant celebrities” list, Kardashian was described as “brash” and “trashy”.
We will praise women for being sexy, as long as it’s the right kind of sexiness. As long as they’re the right “kind” of woman. As long as they’re not in control. As long as we can remind them of their place at any moment.
This wasn’t “banter”. This wasn’t a hilarious stunt. This was the very public shaming of a pregnant woman in front of her husband and a crowd of strangers. And if that sounds positively medieval, then it should tell you something about our “modern” attitudes towards women.
16 Cringe-y Details About Kim Kardashian’s Sex Tape
Happy Anniversary, Kim Kardashian, Superstar.
How do you celebrate the release of a sex tape, anyway? For Kim Kardashian West, it may be looking at her bank balance or giving gratitude to the mysterious powers that be. Though she may have initially tried to stop its release, the video helped her become more famous and wealthy than she ever thought possible.
The Kim Kardashian sex tape transformed American culture, causing these private tapes to go from being a source of shame and embarrassment to becoming a ticket to fame, fortune, and success. Before the tape, Kim was known for being Paris Hilton’s bestie, and afterward, became one of the most successful and influential businesswomen in the world.
But let’s look at some of the super-cringy details of the sex tape that changed everything:
1. On average, someone watches the tape every 1.5 seconds.
Oh, look someone just watched the tape… and another person… and again and again. The public is still thirsty for this tape and hasn’t slowed down yet. Many people aren’t satisfied with one viewing and watch it repeatedly. For some people, it’s their go-to tape to masturbate to.
2. Counting all the platforms that the tape is on, it’s been viewed over 210 million times.
No matter what your platform is — online, DVD, or VividTV — you can find this tape. To put this into perspective, only 139 million people voted in the 2016 Presidential Elections.
3. Kim has made over $110 million from the tape.
Neither Kim or Ray J (her on-screen partner) made that kind of money, but they both have done pretty well by it. Kim made a cool $4.5 million from selling the rights and she and Ray J get quarterly royalties. With the tape and her subsequent reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kim went from being a relative unknown to building the huge brand we know now.
4. Kim lied about the tape.
In a Complex interview in 2007, Kim emphatically denied the existence of a sex tape. “There’s no sex tape! Ray J’s not the kind of guy who would do something for revenge,” Kim said. “There is no amount of money that could ever convince me to release any tape, even if I had one. I don’t need the money.”
5. The footage was shot in 2003 during a trip to Mexico to celebrate Kim’s 23rd birthday.
In some ways, Kim will be 23 forever.
6. Ray J went from being famous for being Brandy’s brother to being famous for being Kim’s well-endowed lover.
Ray J thought that the tape would finally bring him the recognition that he desired, but much to his disappointment, it didn’t. While the public was impressed by his gigantic penis, they were more interested in Kim’s assets.
7. Ray J wrote a song about being “first.”
The video for Ray J’s single “I Hit It First” shows him with a Kim Kardashian West look-a-like. It’s a pretty pathetic attempt to squeeze some attention and glory from the sex tape. Though he doesn’t specifically say “Kim Kardashian,” it’s pretty clear that’s who he’s talking about.
8. Contrary to urban legend, there are no water sports in the tape.
If it’s kinky sex you’re looking for, move along because you won’t find any in this tape. It mostly contains your standard blowjobs, cunnilingus, missionary, and doggy style. Kim does appear to be excellent at oral sex and dirty talk with lots of “Oh babys.” The video backs up Kim’s claim that on a scale of one to ten, she’s a twenty.
9. When Kim’s in the news, views go up.
When isn’t she in the news? Isn’t being seen and talked about the foundation of her entire brand?
10. Kim claimed the woman in the video wasn’t her.
When the video was first leaked, Kim said that it was video vixen Karrine Steffans aka Superhead in the tape, not her.
11. The video ended her relationship with Paris Hilton.
The scandal made her more famous than Paris, and Paris wasn’t about to be overshadowed by Kim.
12. The video paved the way for the first of the Kardashian reality series.
Five months after the sex tape was released, Kim got her first reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, and five months after the tape was released, Paris Hilton’s The Simple life was canceled.
13. Kim regrets doing the video.
“If I do have one regret in life that’s it,” Kim said in an interview with the British magazine, Love.
14. Kim followed in her mother’s footsteps.
Kris Jenner and her stepdad, Bruce Jenner (before he transitioned to being Caitlyn Jenner), made a sex tape of their own! The family was horrified when Kris admitted it to the family in an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Luckily, Kris and Bruce erased it almost immediately.
15. Ray J offered a strange wedding gift to Kim and Kanye.
Was it a big eff you or an attempt to get some publicity? When Kim and Kanye got married, Ray J offered them a gift of four months of his profits from the sex tape: $50,000.
16. Actually, sex tapes are a family-thing.
This family doesn’t seem to be able to NOT film themselves having sex. In addition to Kim and Kris, Kylie has a sex tape with Tyga, Kourtney has one with a former boyfriend (not her baby daddy Scott Disick), and Khloe and her ex-husband Lamar Odom have one as well.
However, even more disturbing are late writer Jackie Collin’s claims that Kim’s father, Robert Kardashian, used to film having sex with the women he cheated on Kris with. Holy smokes.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She’s had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman’s Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.