Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s relationship dates all the way back to the early aughts, long before they started dating, got married, and had four children—North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm—together.
But new developments suggest their relationship could be ending. let’s go back to the beginning and trace how we got here with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West:
Kardashian and West first meet around this time, when she had yet to become a household name. “I met him I think in 2002 or 2003,” Kardashian told Ryan Seacrest during the Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10th anniversary special, per Us Weekly. “He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was her friend. 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.”
Kardashian and West appear in a Star Wars–themed video together in which she dressed as Princess Leia and he was a Storm Trooper. She shared some photos on her now defunct personal website, writing in 2015, “In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens being released today, I wanted to share these old pics of Kanye and me from years ago! We worked together on a pilot for a show called Alligator Boots back in 2008, and I played Princess Leia.”
Kardashian actually marred Kris Humphries on August 11 of this year, but they split a mere 72 days later. (They didn’t legally reach a divorce settlement until 2013.) But all roads led back to West.
“Right before I got married to Kris Humphries, [Kanye and I] were talking and I just went a different direction,” she said during the KUWTK anniversary special. “I think I had to go through that to figure out what I wanted. After my breakup, I was feeling really low and down and he said, ‘Just come to Paris and see my fashion 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.”
Their first child, daughter North West, is born on June 15, 2013.
West proposes to Kardashian in October. The location? A huge, vacant baseball stadium. The method? A Jumbotron message that read, “Pleeease marry meee!!!” Also, a live orchestra, because of course!
West and Kardashian tie the knot in a stunning Italian wedding.
Their son, Saint, is born December 5, 2015.
Their second daughter, Chicago, is born January 15, 2018.
Baby Psalm is born May 10, 2019.
West announces plans to run for president and gives a rally in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 19 during which he reveals personal information about Kardashian and their family. This reportedly leaves Kardashian “furious.”
Then West tweets and deletes a series of messages claiming that Kardashian is trying to “lock him up” and that he’s actually been trying to divorce her. Conversations about West’s mental health swarm as this unfolds.
Kardashian West breaks her silence on the situation on July 22, posting a series of Instagram Stories that discuss West’s bipolar disorder and the need for people and the media to show compassion and empathy.
New reports emerge that the couple is inching toward divorce. Here’s everything we know.
On February 19, TMZ broke the news that Kardashian has filed for divorce.