A close source to Kayne points out that the ring Kayne got Kim is very similar to the ring he gave designer Alexis Phifer. They are both a single stone cushion cut, except Kim’s is just bigger.
Alexis and ‘Ye first started seeing each other in 2002, and remained on an on-again-off-again relationship until he popped the question in Aug. 2006.
The pair called their engagement off after 18 months, after Kanye reportedly spent too much time focused on his tour, rather than his relationship—at the time he was on his much-anticipated Glow In The Dark Tour.
However, a source revealed to In Touch in April 2012 that the real reason for the breakup was that Alexis caught the Yeezus rapper looking at naked pictures of Kim on his phone; a similar accusation to that of Amber Rose, who Kanye dated from 2008 to 2010, during which time she claims Kim sent Kanye explicit pictures of herself.
Now that Kim and Kanye are actually together, hopefully the suspiciously familiar ring doesn’t suffer the same fate as its predecessor.
Although, anything is better than a gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz diamond seeing an auction house instead of happily ever after—we’re looking at you, Kris Humphries!