How Kim and Kanye Went From Wooing to Wedding

May 23, 2014

Rapper Kanye West and reality TV star Kim Kardashian are reportedly getting married Saturday in Florence, Italy.

For fans, the couple's relationship felt like a whirlwind. Shortly after rumors emerged that they were dating in the spring of 2012, the couple announced they were expecting a baby. North West was born on June 15, 2013. And by October 2013, the two were engaged.

But West had his eye on Kardashian for much longer than that. Kardashian told Oprah the two had been friends for six or seven years before dating. And in 2012, Kanye released the song "Cold" that included the lyrics, "And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the same time she had fell in love with him." (The "him" West mentions is Kardashian's first husband, Kris Humphries, to whom she was only married for 72 days in 2010.)

They were, it seems, "bound to fall in love."

Watch TIME's timeline of how Kimye's love blossomed above.

Intermix Store Opening
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Ah, Sept. 25, 2007: Even though Kimye's friendship began in 2004, this was the very first time the two posed together in public. Sure they were "just friends"—Kanye was at the store Intermix's grand opening with his former fiancé and Kim was dating Reggie Bush— but pictures don't lie. That is one couple begging for a lifetime of being photographed next to each other.Chris Weeks—WireImage/Getty Images
Intermix Store Opening
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 - Y-3 - Front Row and Backstage
"Cruel Summer" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival
2012 BET Awards - Roaming Inside And Backstage
Kanye West Show : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2012
Kim Kardashian Halloween Birthday Bash At LIV Nightclub
Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Attend Their Divorce Hearing
"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala
Vogue Magazine cover
Kim Kardashian Kanye West Paris Wedding
Kim Kardashian Kanye West Met Gala
Ah, Sept. 25, 2007: Even though Kimye's friendship began in 2004, this was the very first time the two posed together in public. Sure they were "just friends"—Kanye was at the stor
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