A Journey Through the Love Story of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

In 2012, the romantic journey of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West started. They went on to tie the knot in 2014 and were blessed with four children. However, the couple recently filed for divorce in 2021 after a long-lived relationship. To get a better insight into their love story, here is a chronology of their relationship. It all began in April 2012 when they first started dating.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West began dating in 2012, shortly after Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries. Although they had been close friends for years, they decided to take their relationship to the next level. West expressed his love for Kardashian in his song “Theraflu,” admitting that he fell in love with her around the same time she fell in love with him. In December of that year, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced during a concert in Atlantic City on December 30, 2012, that they were expecting their first child together. The news was later confirmed by Kardashian on her website, expressing her excitement and gratitude for the upcoming addition to their family. On June 15, 2013, the couple welcomed their daughter, North West, into the world.

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Greetings to the universe, North West! The charming offspring of Kardashian and West graced us with her presence on June 15, 2013, and has been melting our hearts with her Instagram posts ever since. Moving on to another highlight moment in their lives, on October 21, 2013, Kanye West popped the question to Kim Kardashian.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West celebrated another significant moment in their relationship four months after their daughter North’s birth. On Kardashian’s 33rd birthday, West planned an elaborate proposal at San Francisco’s AT T Park, which he rented out for the occasion. The couple was surrounded by close friends and family during the event. To make the proposal special, West hired an orchestra to play for Kardashian, and a large screen flashed the words “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!!” before he presented her with a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond. On May 24, 2014, the couple tied the knot and got married.


The famous couple, Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West, got married in 2014 at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy after a weeklong celebration in Paris. The reason behind choosing Italy was very personal as they had conceived their first child North there. According to an onlooker, Kanye was quite nervous before the wedding and knew the importance of his decision. Kim later revealed in September 2015 that they faced pregnancy complications during their journey to have another child.

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Kim Kardashian is known for being open with her fans, and she didn’t hold back when it came to discussing her fertility struggles. In an interview with C Magazine, she revealed the complications she faced during her first pregnancy, including a condition called placenta accreta. Kim underwent several operations to address the issue, which resulted in a small hole in her uterus. Despite these challenges, she and Kanye West welcomed their son Saint in December 2015.


Kim Kardashian, the famous reality star, and her husband, Kanye West, were overjoyed to welcome their second child, a baby boy named Saint, after months of hoping. However, Kim had a difficult pregnancy that she openly admitted did not agree with her. Despite the challenges, she felt incredibly blessed to have been able to conceive and give birth to another child. In February 2016, when Kanye went on a Twitter rant against Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, Kim responded calmly and diplomatically.


On January 27th, 2016, Kanye West went on a Twitter rant and got into an argument with Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, even bringing up their child, Sebastian. He later apologized for the incident. While Kim Kardashian usually remains composed about her husband’s unusual behavior, a source told PEOPLE the following month that Kanye’s compulsive tweeting causes friction in their marriage. Kim enjoys self-promotion but does not approve of Twitter drama. On March 28th, 2016, Kanye released his song “Famous” and started another feud with Taylor Swift.


In March 2016, Kanye West launched his new album The Life of Pablo which included the controversial single “Famous”. The song attracted criticism from Taylor Swift due to its suggestive lyrics (“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous”) that targeted the pop star. Despite West’s claim that he had consulted with Swift before the release of the song, he didn’t inform her about the specific words that referred to her as ‘that bitch’. According to a spokesperson for Swift, she warned him against using misogynistic language in his music. However, on July 17, 2016, Kim Kardashian defended West’s song in a Snapchat video.


Kim Kardashian caused controversy when she shared a series of Snapchat videos featuring a phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift discussing the lyrics of West’s song that referenced Swift. Swift was heard saying in the video, “It’s like a compliment.” However, Swift claimed that West never ran the lyrics “I made that bitch famous” by her and posted on Instagram, “You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that bitch’ in front of the entire world.” On October 2, 2016, West canceled a show after Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.

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Back in October 2016, Kim Kardashian experienced a traumatic incident when she was held at gunpoint in her hotel room in Paris. The thieves stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry, and her husband Kanye West even cancelled a show in New York City due to the incident. A source revealed that Kardashian was hysterical when she spoke to West on the phone, and he immediately wanted to be by her side. Despite the loss of the jewelry, West expressed that he was just grateful that his wife was safe. Fast forward to November 21, 2016, when West cancelled his tour to prioritize spending time with Kardashian. The incident caused the celebrity couple to lead a more private life.

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Kanye West has had a series of strange incidents following the Paris robbery, which included ending concerts early and ranting about other celebrities. Sources have claimed that these actions were due to the traumatic experience his wife Kim Kardashian faced during the robbery and the death of his mother in 2007. Kim has reportedly been struggling with the events since they occurred and the couple’s hectic schedules have not helped the situation. On November 21, 2016, Kanye was hospitalized for exhaustion.

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Kanye West was hospitalized on November 21, 2016, due to exhaustion. However, rumors soon circulated that he was admitted to UCLA Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation after reportedly behaving erratically at his trainer’s home. The Los Angeles Fire Department referred to the incident as a “psychiatric emergency.” Although some reports claimed that West was involuntarily committed, a source close to the rapper stated that he sought medical help at his doctor’s recommendation and was deemed medically stable. Despite not returning home to Kim Kardashian, the source is optimistic about West’s recovery.

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Kanye West has been discharged from the UCLA Medical Center after spending more than a week in their care. Sources close to the family say that he is continuing to receive treatment for undisclosed mental health issues, and his living arrangements with his wife Kim Kardashian remain complicated. The rapper is receiving outpatient care with a medical team elsewhere, although it is unknown how long he will need this care. Kardashian is supportive of her husband, but still seems concerned for his well-being. West’s discharge comes as he and his wife celebrate their son Saint’s first birthday.

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Kim Kardashian West recently celebrated her son Saint’s first birthday amidst the ongoing family drama. Despite it being just for a day, the birthday celebration overshadowed all other family matters. Aunt Khloé expressed amazement at how quickly time has flown by and how wonderful it has been to see little Saint grow over the past year. In December 2016, Kim was reportedly fully focused on supporting her husband Kanye West during his recovery.

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According to a source close to the couple, Kanye and Kim have been going through a tough time lately due to West’s struggles and Kardashian’s Paris robbery. However, the insider revealed that Kardashian has remained by her husband’s side and is happy that he is seeking help. Despite the stress, Kardashian has been a supportive and loving spouse throughout the ordeal. On December 8, 2016, Kanye made a public appearance after months of staying out of the spotlight.

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On December 8, 2016, the famous musician Kanye West was seen in public for the first time after being admitted to the hospital over exhaustion and lack of sleep. He attended the “Rick Owens: Furniture” exhibition in West Hollywood, where he showed off his new blonde hairstyle. However, on December 13, 2016, his meeting with the U.S. President Donald Trump caused tension with his wife Kim Kardashian.

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According to an exclusive source close to the couple, the rapper’s unexpected encounter with the then-President-Elect at Trump Tower may have caused some tension with Kardashian. Nevertheless, their political differences are reportedly not a significant concern for them. The insider emphasized that many couples have opposing political views, which is not considered a deal-breaker. Instead, they are coping with more pressing issues than their political affiliations. Despite rumors of a possible divorce, the reality TV star supposedly has no plans to file for one anytime soon. On December 18, 2016, the couple went out on a date night in L.A.

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AKM-GSI Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally been spotted together after much speculation regarding the state of their relationship. The couple enjoyed a night out at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, where they seemed at ease and comfortable with each other. An onlooker reported that Kanye was particularly friendly, chatting with the wait staff and assisting Kim with her coat and chair. Meanwhile, Kim looked stunning but was quieter than her husband. In December 2016, reports emerged that the couple had entered counseling.

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According to sources close to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the couple did not undergo couples therapy while receiving individual therapy for personal issues. Though rumors of divorce have circulated, the source denies any truth to them and assures that their decision to not seek couples therapy does not indicate any problems in their relationship. The couple spent Christmas together with their children.


On December 27, 2016, Kanye West shared a heartwarming family picture on his Twitter account. The photo featured Kanye with his wife Kim Kardashian and their two adorable kids, North and Saint. According to sources, the couple solely focused on making Christmas fun for their children. However, sources claimed that despite the holiday spirit, they were not getting along well. On January 1, 2017, Kanye and Kim visited West’s mother’s grave with their children.


According to an insider, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West spent New Year’s Eve together with their children. The source also stated that Kanye is doing much better as he has been working out and taking care of himself, which has resulted in better mental health and improved sleeping habits. The couple, along with their kids, visited West’s mother’s grave in Oklahoma City to mark the occasion. Although Kanye struggles with the anniversary of his mother’s death, this year seems to have been particularly difficult for him. However, the source added that Kanye and Kim’s relationship is improving, and things are looking up for the new year. On another note, after a three-month hiatus, Kim returned to social media on January 3, 2017.


Kim Kardashian returned to social media after a three-month break following her traumatic Paris robbery. She made her comeback by sharing a selfie with her mom Kris Jenner and family pictures with husband Kanye West and their children on Instagram. However, in January 2017, reports claimed that the couple’s “passion” for each other seemed to be lacking.

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The couple’s once extravagant displays of affection on social media and beyond became less frequent during a trying period. According to an insider close to the couple, their relationship still wasn’t great in January 2017, as they chose to focus on spending time with their children instead of each other. Although they remained friendly, the former passion between Kim and Kanye appeared to be absent. On January 6, 2017, the couple rekindled their relationship with JAY-Z and Beyoncé.

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X17online.com reports that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have made amends with Beyoncé and JAY-Z after West’s onstage rant about his longtime friend over a month ago. A source tells PEOPLE that West is in a good place and that Jay is a forgiving person which has helped maintain their strong relationship. Meanwhile, in January 2017, Kim Kardashian expressed that she is remaining optimistic about her marriage with Kanye West.

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After taking some time to adjust to reality, Kim Kardashian has been prioritizing her relationship with husband Kanye West. According to a source, while things aren’t perfect between the couple, they are not planning to split at the moment and are actively working on improving their situation. Kanye has been keeping a low profile, which Kim appreciates, allowing her to be more patient and understanding with him. As a result, she seems to be feeling more optimistic about their future together. On February 1, 2017, the couple announced that they would be launching a children’s clothing line.


Kim Kardashian, a popular reality show personality from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, made an interesting revelation on Snapchat on February 1st. She announced that she and her husband will soon be launching a line of kids’ clothing. In her Snapchat post, Kardashian gave her followers a sneak peek of two pieces from the upcoming collection, which featured a yellow sequin dress and a yellow shearling coat, both worn by their daughter North. On February 7th, it was also reported that Kim and Kanye West seem to be enjoying each other’s company again.

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According to an informant, Kardashian and West are doing well and Kardashian appears to be much more content. The couple recently spent a night out together in Los Angeles where they seemed to be enjoying each other’s company once again. The source also mentioned that the challenges they faced over the past few months have mostly subsided. In March 2017, Kardashian reportedly contemplated having another child with West.


A source close to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West revealed that whenever things are going well in their relationship, Kim talks about having another baby. Despite this, Kim has previously expressed her desire to not have a third high-risk pregnancy as she feels that her two children are already a blessing. On the other hand, Kanye would love to have more kids, but he respects Kim’s decision and will support whatever she chooses. In May 2017, Kim attended the Met Gala without her husband.

Kim Kardashian revealed that her husband, rapper Kanye West, was not in attendance at the 2017 Met Gala due to his desire to maintain a low profile after her traumatic Paris robbery and his own mental health struggles. Although Kardashian met up with her sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the event, a source close to the couple confirmed that West is not yet ready to attend big events and wants to keep his stress levels low. However, Kardashian assured Vogue’s André Leon Talley that the couple is in a great place and enjoying some time off together.

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The celebrity power couple, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, have gone through tough times with the rapper’s public breakdown and the reality star’s robbery in Paris. However, a source close to West revealed that in May 2017, the couple were able to find stability after a long period of tension. The insider described their journey as if they were hanging on a cliff by a rope, but they were able to use all their strength to find solid ground. Although they are still trying to regain their footing, there are both good and bad days for the couple. In June 2017, they took an important step by hiring a surrogate to expand their family.

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According to a source who spoke with PEOPLE, the couple’s decision to have another child seemed to be bringing them closer together. They had found an ideal surrogate and were excited to become parents for the third time. However, the insider cautioned that there were still many steps ahead before the surrogacy could be successful. As we know, on January 15, 2018, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their daughter Chicago West.


On January 15, 2018, Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West welcomed their third child Chicago via surrogate. In April of that year, the couple shared a photo on Instagram of their newly-expanded family of five. Additionally, on April 17, 2018, Kim and Kanye jokingly engaged with each other on Twitter after reports surfaced claiming that he was difficult to control.


In April 2018, when Kanye West posted some erratic tweets, his wife Kim Kardashian West responded to him playfully on social media. However, a reliable source revealed that she was actually attempting to gain control of the situation, but it wasn’t successful. The insider shared that Kim is doing her best to show support for her husband on social media and portray a different image, but it’s not making much of an impact. The source went on to say that Kanye has complete faith in his abilities and believes he is a genius who can do everything by himself. Though he does love Kim deeply, he doesn’t consider her a genius and has been informing her that he knows what he’s doing. On May 9, 2019, the couple welcomed their son Psalm.

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Kim Kardashian West introduced her youngest son Psalm, who was born via surrogate on May 9, 2019, on her Instagram account and described him as the sweetest baby ever. She also mentioned that he is a calm baby and sleeps through the night. In April 2019, her husband Kanye West expressed his support for Kim’s ambition to become a lawyer.

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In April 2019, Kim Kardashian West shared in an interview with Vogue that she was studying to become a lawyer and planned to take the bar exam in 2022. Although she expressed doubts about managing her schedule with her family and studies, her husband Kanye West encouraged her to analyze her distractions and prioritize her time accordingly. Kim added that Kanye has always supported her pursuit of her passions, regardless of societal rules and criticism. On July 4, 2020, Kanye West announced his intention to run for President of the United States.

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Back in July 2020, Kanye West made headlines when he announced on Twitter that he was running for president of the United States. His tweet read, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION”. Interestingly, his wife, Kim Kardashian, retweeted his statement with an American flag emoji, seemingly showing her support for his presidential bid. Despite voting for himself and appearing on the ballot in various states, he eventually admitted to dropping out of the race after reportedly gaining 60,000 votes. In another Twitter controversy, on July 21, 2020, the rapper tweeted about his attempts to divorce Kim Kardashian.

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In July 2020, Kanye West took to Twitter and made several accusations against his wife Kim Kardashian West and her mother Kris Jenner. He claimed that they had attempted to “lock him up” and said that he had been contemplating a divorce from his wife. According to a source cited by PEOPLE, the rapper’s tweets coincided with a new cycle in his bipolar disorder. Kardashian, who has rarely spoken about West’s behavior in the past, addressed the issue on her Instagram Story and requested for empathy from her fans. She acknowledged that her husband has bipolar disorder, which can be incredibly difficult to understand and deal with. She had not discussed the matter earlier due to concerns for their children’s privacy and West’s right to keep his health condition confidential. However, she believed it was essential to speak out because of the stigmatization and misunderstandings surrounding mental health issues. Kardashian emphasized that those close to West know his true nature and that some of his words may not reflect his genuine intentions. Fast forward to January 2021, and rumors suggest that Kim Kardashian is preparing to divorce Kanye West.

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After almost seven years of marriage and a tumultuous 2020, it appears that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s relationship may be irreparable. Sources have revealed that Kardashian is preparing to file for divorce from West, whom she married in May 2014. The rapper is reportedly aware of the impending filing but doesn’t know when it will happen. While Kardashian is working with top divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, she has yet to make the move to file. However, the couple is currently in counseling and exploring their options in an attempt to save their marriage.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West filed for divorce in February 2021, but the split was amicable, with both agreeing on joint legal and physical custody of their children and not contesting the prenup. They maintained a friendly relationship after the divorce, and West even asked Kardashian to “run right back” to him during a concert. However, there were moments of tension, such as when West released a controversial music video referencing Kardashian’s then-boyfriend, which made her “furious.” Nevertheless, they continued to co-parent and spent Father’s Day together in 2022. The divorce was finalized in November 2022, with both parties agreeing on child custody and property division. Kardashian later spoke about how much she missed the person West used to be and wanted him back.

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