Longtime friends became a lifelong partnership (and one of the hottest couples on the planet) when Kanye West and Kim Kardashian became romantically involved in the spring of 2012. Since then, we’ve watched Kimye experience the joys of marriage and parenthood — and now, their family is about to expand even further with the announcement about baby No. 2 on the way. Relive all of the high points of Kanye and Kim’s coupledom with a relationship timeline.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West shared studio time in Culver City, Calif., for what would was presumably Kim’s debut musical project. “He’s a musical genius, so I would be honored to work with Kanye,” Kardashian said at the time. "It's all in fun. We're just trying to have a good time."
Kanye name-checked Kardashian -- who had split from husband Kris Humphries -- on the song “Theraflu” (later re-named “Cold”), rapping, “I’ll admit, I had fell in love with Kim.” Meanwhile, Kim played coy about the pair’s relationship on the Today show. "Kanye and I have been friends for years," she said, adding, "You never know what the future holds or where my life will take me. So ... I like the song!"
After her Today appearance, Kanye and Kim stepped out as a couple: The pair dined at a New York City restaurant and was spotted holding hands.
Kim and Kanye appeared as the hot couple at Paris Fashion Week, after Kim attended West’s March 2012 show as a friend.
Kanye announced that he and Kim were expecting their first child together after telling his audience at an Atlantic City concert, “Stop the music and make noise for my baby mama.”
Kim sported a fabulous baby bump (and Givenchy) alongside Kanye as the pair arrived at the 2013 Met Costume Institute Gala.
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named North West, into the world on June 15, 2013.
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A blonde Kim Kardashian supported her hubby at the simultaneous Yeezy Season 3 fashion show and The Life of Pablo listening party at New York’s Madison Square Garden in February. The first family of reality TV including momager Kris Jenner, sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie also made an appearance.
Style stans Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had more fun playing dress up for this year’s Met Gala theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” The couple slipped on shimmery Balmain pieces while ‘Ye wore silvery lenses to match. “I love my husbands eyes at the Met #AfterPartyVibes,” Kim K wrote on Instagram.