Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's Love Story: Relive the Timeline of Their Romance

By Brett Malec, Alyssa Ray Jul 22, 2020 4:20 PMTags
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Difficult times for Kimye.

Today, Kim Kardashian finally addressed husband Kanye West's mental health issues in lengthy social media posts after the rapper tweeted cryptic comments mentioning divorce and more topics.

"I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted in IG stories. "Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try."

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"He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions," Kim continued. "We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most. I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye's well being and for your understanding."

The mother of four's statement comes just days after the "Famous" rapper's headline-making presidential campaign rally in South Carolina.

Despite their current struggles, Kim and Kanye have always had a deep bond and love for one another. After knowing each other as friends for years, they wed on May 24, 2014 in a lavish ceremony that took place at the historic Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy and have since welcomed four children, North West, 7, Saint West, 4, Chicago West, 2, and Psalm West, 14 months.

Relive the timeline of Kimye's epic love story below.

2010: Just Friends

As was documented on Kourtney & Kim Take New York, Kanye swung by the sisters' future DASH store in NYC. While Kim and Kanye were just friends at the time, October 2010 to be exact, there was definitely chemistry between the two.

2012: Clearly Close

Although Kim and Kanye weren't official by the time of his March 2012 Paris Fashion Week Show, she sat front row at the event, even wearing many of his pieces.

2012: Cheerio!

More than friends! During a day date in London, Kim and Kanye stopped by the Hakkasan restaurant in May 2012.

2012: Awards Show Date

At the 2012 BET Awards, Kanye took a moment to pose for a picture with his girlfriend Kim.

2012: South of the Border

According to Kim, this throwback photo is from a trip they took to Mexico before they had any children.

2012: Courtside Cuties

Kim and Kanye sat courtside at the LA Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets NBA game in December 2012.

2013: Parents-to-Be

In April 2013, the expectant couple did a little shopping in NYC after Kim finalized her divorce from ex Kris Humphries.

2013: Kim's First Met Gala

In 2013, pregnant Kim joined Kanye for Fashion's Biggest Night: The Met Gala!

2013: Kimye's Firstborn

Kim and Kanye welcomed their first child together, North West, in June 2013.

2013: Rock Solid

This photo was taken just moments after Kanye proposed to Kim in October 2013 in San Francisco. They were surrounded by their family and friends!

2013: Birthday Babe

The rapper beamed at his new fiancée as they celebrated her 33rd birthday at Tao Las Vegas in October 2013!

2014: Love Is in the Air

Kim and Kanye put their love on display as they hit the streets of New York City in February 2014.

2014: Vogue Cover Stars

Kim and Kanye made their way to the Waverly Inn to celebrate their Vogue cover with Anna Wintour in 2014.

2014: Sweet Treat

The engaged twosome were spotted grabbing ice cream in Paris mere days before their nuptials.

2014: They Do!

As fans may recall, on May 24, 2014, the two said "I Do" in a lavish wedding at the historic Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. 

2014: The Wests

North West dressed to the nines for her parents' nuptials in 2014.

2014: Look of Love

The newlyweds take in each other as they hit a red carpet in November 2014.

2015: Super Bowl Sweethearts

The married duo turned Super Bowl XLIX into a date night in February 2015!

2015: PDA

Kimye flaunt some PDA while on the red carpet at the 57th Annual Grammys.

2015: Romance Abroad

The happy couple shares a sweet moment while out and about in Armenia in April 2015.

2015: Baby on Board

Pregnant with baby No. 2, Kim and Kanye went to dinner at Nobu in Malibu in July 2015.

2015: Power Couple

Kim and Kanye hit the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. That night, Kanye accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and declared he would run for president.

2015: Baby No. 2

In December 2015, the Wests welcomed another little one into their brood, a baby named Saint!

2016: Supportive Spouse

Kim supported her husband at his Yeezy season 4 fashion show in 2016.

2016: A Memorable Night

A year after his headline-making speech, Kanye returned to the 2016 MTV VMAs with his wife by his side. 

2017: Casual Christmas Card

The West family stole the spotlight for day 21 of the Kardashian Christmas card.

2018: Another Baby Girl!

The couple welcomed baby Chicago via a surrogate back in January 2018.

2018: Return to Paris

Nearly two years after her robbery, Kim returned to Paris alongside the rapper to support Virgil Abloh's debut collection for Louis Vuitton.

2018: Miami Mood

Kim and Kanye attended 2 Chainz and Kesha Ward's wedding in Miami in August 2018.

2019: The Youngest West

Kim and Kanye turned to surrogacy once more to have their fourth child, a baby boy named Psalm. They welcomed the youngest West into the world in May 2019.

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