Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Relationship, As Told In Pictures

Intermix Store Opening
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
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 - Y-3 - Front Row and Backstage
In February 2009, Kim and Kanye were spotted sitting almost next to each other at the Y-3 show during New York Fashion Week. Kim was with boyfriend Bush. Later that week, Kanye outed his relationship with model Amber Rose.Mike Coppola—FilmMagic/Getty Images
"Cruel Summer" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Kimye became an official romantic thing in April 2012—there had been rumors that they were sneaking around when Kim was still married to Kris Humphries, but no matter. In May the couple was photographed in Cannes before the premiere of the rapper's 30-minute short film Cruel Summer.Mike Marsland—WireImage/Getty Images
2012 BET Awards - Roaming Inside And Backstage
How's this for a double date? Kimye sat next to Mr. and Mrs. Carter (all hail queen Bey) at the BET awards in July 2012.Christopher Polk—Getty Images
Kanye West Show : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2012
The fashionistas went to Paris Fashion Week in September 2012.Michel Dufour—WireImage/Getty Images
Kim Kardashian Halloween Birthday Bash At LIV Nightclub
Come October 2012, the couple were spotted dressed up as Batman and Catwoman for Halloween. Because leather.Alexander Tamargo—Getty Images
Kanye announced that Kim was pregnant at a December 2012 concert. That probably helped secure the Feb. 2013 cover of L'Officiel Hommes. L'Officiel Hommes
Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Attend Their Divorce Hearing
In April 2013, a very pregnant Kim finally got her pesky divorce with Kris Humphries fully sorted. David McNew—Getty Images
"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala
Kimye had a chance to celebrate the divorce for May's Met Gala. Kim wore a dress that was very memorable—for obvious reasons. Jamie McCarthy—Getty Images
And baby makes three. Come June, North West (get it?) was born! @kimkardashian via Instagram
Kanye decided to take Beyonce's wise words to heart: he put a very large ring on it after an uber-elaborate surprise engagement at AT&T Park in October as Kim's birthday surprise.@kimkardashian via Instagram
But no engagement is finalized until you star in a supremely awkward music video together. Here's a shot for Kanye's classic-in-the-making: "Bound 2." We imagine this is how they will come down the aisle.Vevo
Vogue Magazine cover
Kimye set their wedding date in March and celebrated on the cover of Vogue.Mario Testino—Vogue
Kim Kardashian Kanye West Paris Wedding
This is Kimye's version of pre-wedding sweatpants in Paris before their fashion-forward nupitals at Forte di Belvedere in Florence in May 2014, where Kim wore a Givenchy Haute Couture gown.Jacques Brinon—AP
Kim Kardashian Kanye West Met Gala
The king and queen of couture attend the 2015 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City—just weeks before they would announce that Kim is pregnant again.Taylor Hill—FilmMagic/Getty Images

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