Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will soon be Mr. and Mrs. Kimye.
On Monday night, West gave Kardashian a 15-carat , Lorraine Schwartz-designed ring in front of family and friends at San Francisco’s AT&T Center arena. So while their loved ones celebrate the good news , 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 “Jam (Turn It Up).” Even that far back, though, the two are fending off romance and baby rumors . (That month, Kim is spotted on her first date with soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries.)
Kim and Kanye romance rumors really begin to heat up after they’re photographed together in NYC. Also that month, Yeezy releases the track “Way Too Cold,” in which he mentions Kim and Humphries’ relationship.
Kim tries to play coy when MTV News asks about her relationship. At this point, the pair have been spotted all around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival 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 Watch the Throne Tour and, later, at the BET Awards . The couple also take their love to the small screen, with appearances on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” a VMA promo and Kim’s cameo in the “Way Too Cold” video .
By the end of the year, West has an announcement to make. Kanye reveals that Kim is pregnant in front of fans at the Revel in Atlantic City. Kim later confirms 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 divorce from Humphries becomes official. Kardashian famously filed for divorce from the NBA player in October 2011 after only 72 days of marriage.
That month, the Kardashians hold a baby shower 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, North , on June 15 in Los Angeles.
Just days after Kim tweets a sexy selfie , 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!!!”