Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will soon be Mr. and Mrs. Kimye.
On Monday night, [article id="1715949"]West gave Kardashian a 15-carat[/article], Lorraine Schwartz-designed ring in front of family and friends at San Francisco's AT&T Center arena. So while their loved ones [article id="1715955"]celebrate the good news[/article], MTV News is taking a look back at the road to their engagement.
Kanye is in the studio with Kim when she records her song [article id="1655066"]"Jam (Turn It Up)."[/article] Even that far back, though, the two [article id="1651549"]are fending off romance[/article] and [article id="1681463"]baby rumors[/article]. (That month, Kim is spotted on her first date with soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries.)
Kim and Kanye romance [article id="1682623"]rumors[/article] really begin to heat up after they're [article id="1682580"]photographed[/article] together in NYC. Also that month, Yeezy releases the track [article id="1682617"]"Way Too Cold,"[/article] in which he mentions Kim and Humphries' relationship.
Kim tries to [article id="1685075"]play coy[/article] when MTV News asks about her relationship. At this point, the pair have been spotted all around the world, including the [article id="1685802"]Cannes Film Festival[/article] where Yeezy premieres his "Cruel Summer" film.
"I don't know if I'm ready to talk about him," she says. "I feel like I've had such a hard time sharing my love life that now, I'm a little bit more reserved on that."
(Not So Cruel) Summer 2012
Kimye continue to travel the globe, including appearances in Birmingham, U.K. for a stop on the [article id="1688286"]Watch the Throne Tour[/article] and, later, at the [article id="1688916"]BET Awards[/article]. The couple also take their love to the small screen, with appearances on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," a [article id="1691447"]VMA promo[/article] and Kim's cameo in the [article id="1691721"]"Way Too Cold" video[/article].
By the end of the year, West has an announcement to make. Kanye reveals that Kim is [article id="1699495"]pregnant[/article] in front of fans at the Revel in Atlantic City. Kim later [article id="1699513"]confirms[/article] the news, writing, "It's true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo."
A year after Kimye become an item, Kim's [article id="1706045"]divorce[/article] from Humphries becomes official. Kardashian famously filed for divorce from the NBA player in October 2011 after only 72 days of marriage.
Kimye attend the Met Gala together. But it's not just Kim's floral Givenchy gown that sparks engagement [article id="1707046"]headlines[/article]. During Yeezy's performance, he declares his lady love [article id="1706915"]"awesome."[/article]
That month, the [article id="1708182"]Kardashians hold a baby shower[/article] for the mom-to-be, and Kanye makes an appearance at the fete. Prior to the party, host Khloé opens up to MTV News about her future brother-in-law, sharing, "I love Kanye as an artist; I always have. I think he's so talented and he is in every sense an artist. He's so creative. I think he's great."
Just as Kanye is giving "birth" to his album Yeezus, Kim gives birth to their daughter, [article id="1709103"]North[/article], on June 15 in Los Angeles.
Kimye hit [article id="1714773"]Paris Fashion Week[/article], where they take in the shows and walk away with some runway-ready [article id="1714849"] gifts[/article] for North.
Just days after Kim tweets a [article id="1715737"]sexy selfie[/article], putting her post-baby body back in the spotlight, Kanye asks the 33-year-old to marry him. Proving he's a real romantic, it also happens to be her birthday, October 21. His proposal? "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!"