Before he became a father of four, Kanye West’s dating history shows he was something of a ladies’ man. When he first broke onto the Hollywood scene, he was in a serious relationship that almost made it down the aisle. Once they went their separate ways, he was linked to all kinds of famous faces and stunningly gorgeous models. It took him a while to end up with The One — Kim Kardashian.
It was clear the rapper was smitten ever since their first meeting in the early 2000s. “He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was her friend,” Kim dished during a 2017 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “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.”
Despite that, he was taken with her. A few years later, they connected again — and then Kim tied the knot with ex-husband Kris Humphries. Following the marriage’s end just 72 days after it started, she reconnected with Kanye. “After my breakup, I was feeling really low and down and he said, ‘Just come to Paris and see my fashion show,’” she shared on the Kardashian family’s TV 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.”
The “Famous” rapper fell just as head over heels. Now that the couple has grown together and are raising a handful of kids, they’re living the life. “I have five years of marriage under my belt. What I learned from five years of marriage is, it is the greatest bond, it is a God bond to be able to have someone that you can call on, someone you can call out, someone that can call on you and call you out,” Kanye said on Apple Music’s Beats 1 in October 2019. “Equally yoked. Someone to complain to and someone to grow with as we grow and raise our children.”
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