A-Listers In Love. Starring Kim Kardashian And Kanye West

When a multi millionaire, multiple Grammy winning, record-setting music sensation meets (and hooks up with) one of the hottest, in-demand and famous-for-being-famous celebrities of all time, the entire world is bound to take notice, and boy have they done just that. Dubbed the worlds most talked about couple from the undisputed king of what’s trending, Twitter, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken Hollywood, all of social media, all of print media and everything else there is by storm.

The Different Paths To Stardom

the different paths to stardom

Kanye’s rise to worldwide fame and critical acclaim begins with the release of his first album, The College Dropout, all the way back in 2004 – an album Taylor Swift would reveal as the first album she purchased online. The refreshing sounds of his debut were heavily influenced by his “everyday guy” persona, and were infused with all of the middle-class issues and gangsta personas so prevalent in hip-hop at the time. By the time his subsequent records came out, from 2005’s Late Registration to 2010’s magnum opus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the world began to recognize the tour de force that Kanye West indeed was, and how he revolutionized an entire genre, influenced several others, and amassed a vast and loyal following of a staggering variety.

Kim Kardashian can also boast of a following that seems to get larger with every passing year and every magazine cover she graces or reality show she saves from flagging ratings, but the origins of her fame lie in rather different circumstances. A sex tape that she filmed with then boyfriend Ray in 2004 made its way into public domain in 2007, and it took the world by storm, just as Kanye’s debut had three years ago. A lengthy legal battle ensued, but the damage had already been done. The tape would go on to become one of the most widely downloaded, shared and viewed pieces of media in 2007, and the Kardashian name would enter American, and subsequently global, households for the first time, never to be forgotten.

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The story of how Kim Kardashian and Kanye West came to be, however, isn’t nearly as dramatic, but the events preceding their getting together are certainly worth noting. In April 2012, on the back of her sister Kourtney’s longtime advice, Kim Kardashian began dating Kanye West. There is however, a twist, as at this time she remained still legally married to NBA player Kris Humphries, whom she had married in a glitzy California wedding in August 2011, only to file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences 72 days later. Kris, who said he had been misled when she said “I do”, had asked for an annulment instead, and a long legal battle ensued.

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Kanye West, who by this time no stranger to controversy, however, had been a fan (and friend) of Kim long before she saw him in any romantic light, and saw no reason to let go of the chance to be with the bombshell he had so long admired. The entire affair drew even more media coverage to Kim, who was already enjoying immense popularity as the main protagonist in a series of reality shows, the most notable being Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which would in essence, do to reality TV, what Kanye did for hip-hop. Several magazine covers, advertisement campaigns and her ever burgeoning social media popularity meant that Kim was just as big a draw for the media, and it wasn’t just about some rapper’s latest flame. Indeed, the huge worldwide popularity of the two has reached a level that would be much harder for them to do alone – an Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt effect, if you will.

The couple however, were not in it for any publicity stunt (an accusation that has been leveled at Kim’s marriage to Humphries), and would spend the initial stages of their twosome status by visiting exotic locales and generally spending some quality time together. Considering their long-term friendship, the two already knew each other quite well, something that Kim has admitted helped her settle early on in the relationship. With Kanye’s mother passing and Kim being there to console him, or with her own divorce (which would finally go on to be settled out of court in June 2013) of which Kanye was fully appreciative and supportive, the two seemed to get on very well together, despite the intense media pressure, gossip, controversy, and all of the opinions that everyone and their dog had on the matter.

The Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Wedding


Never the ones to stick to convention, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a beautiful baby daughter together before they even got engaged. Baby North “Nori” West was born in June 2013, a full four months before the couple became engaged, with Kanye popping the question in spectacular fashion by renting out the Giants stadium, and topping off everything with fireworks and a 50 piece orchestra. Oh, and there was also the small matter of a 750,000 dollar diamond engagement ring that swapped hands as well.

The wedding itself was an extravagant if classy affair. A week-long celebration in none other than the romantic city of Paris preceded the luxurious wedding in Forte Di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. The 200 or so guests were all flown privately to witness the couple be wed by pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr., while the whole thing was conceived by Sharon Sacks, a close friend of the Kardashian family, and a celebrity event planner that had also arranged for the wedding between Kim and Humphries. Andrea Bocelli lent his award winning vocal chords to add an ethereal quality to proceedings, with a beautiful rendition of Con de Partiro as the couple were married in front of a massive wall of flowers. Kanye was described by one of the guests as being visibly nervous, the significance of the occasion having hit him hard just before the actual ceremony, but when the time of the first kiss as a married couple came around, both Kim and Kanye were beaming from ear to ear.

The beautiful city of Florence ended up being chosen with good reason – to a couple who can choose to wed anywhere, anyway – as it was in Florence that baby North was conceived in the first place. And it isn’t really a hard decision to make when the venue is a 16th century fortress that saved Florence and it’s Renaissance Palace from the other warring city states in Italy.

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What Comes Next?

What Comes Next

It is in some cases easy to predict what happens after a couple decides to take the momentous step that is marriage, but in the case of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, such a thing is never given. However, we do in fact know that Kim is pregnant again, a condition she has described as not enjoyable, and that they are expecting a baby boy in December of 2015, that is to say, any time now. And despite previously stating that the second baby would not have a directional name, the couple have backtracked and the baby boy will be christened “Easton” at the appropriate moment.

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That leaves the couple with a lot of nursing on their hands, and with their worldwide popularity and appeal, and an estimated combined worth of 155 million dollars, they sure can afford to take some time off and just be a happy family. However, it has been their professional lives that have dictated their circumstances and informed their actions for the most part, and it is hard to see them giving up for too long what makes them adored by so many millions all over the world who hang on every bit of news regarding Kimye to come their way.

For Kanye, that means continuing to make music that is path breaking, genre bending, and adored by all. For Kim, it is much simpler, she will just continue to be famous, set records on social media, and make appearances on magazine covers that will stay etched into our memories.