Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bid farewell to marriage as the reality star filed for divorce on February 19.
The news of their divorce comes to no surprise as the pair had been rocky since last year amid Kanye's various meltdowns and presidential campaign run. Here's a look back at their relationship.
2003 – Kim Kardashian and Kanye West meet for the first time
Kim met Kanye back in 2003 when he was was recording a song with Brandy, who was a friend of Kim's.
Kim was dating rapper Ray J at the time. Ray J is Brandy's youngest brother.
Kanye revealed in 2013 that he'd had his eye on Kim for a while. He said: "I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time.
"I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton, and I remember telling my boy, 'Have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dijon?'"
2010 – Kanye appears on Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Kanye made his debut on the Kardashians' reality series long before him and Kim started dating.
He appeared in the first episode of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, a spin-off of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. In the show, he visits Kim at their new store in New York.
Even then, Kim had only good things to say about Kanye. In the show, she says: "Kanye and I have been good friends for a long time.
"He's someone that we definitely respect his fashion taste and his style and so we wanted him to check out the store."
2010 – Kim marries Kris Humpries
Kim married boyfriend Kris Humphries in a TV special in 2011.
Luckily for Kanye, the marriage lasted only 72 days.
Kanye has since spoken about how he was texting Kim trying to stop her from marrying Kris.
2011 – Kim flies to Paris to see Kanye's fashion show
After her marriage with Kris ended, Kim flew to Paris to see Kanye's fashion show.
Kim later said on an episode of KUWTK that the Paris trip was when the couple started dating.
"After my breakup, I was feeling really low and down and [Kanye] said, 'Just come to Paris and see my fashion show,' he jokes that he put on this whole fashion show just to get a date with me.
"So, I went there and I stayed with him, and that's where we started dating. I swear from the moment I landed, I fell madly in love with him and I thought, 'Oh my god, why didn't I do this sooner?' Like, this is what real life is like — love and fun and real support."
2012 – Kanye confesses his feelings for Kim in a rap verse
Kanye explicitly named Kim on his track Cold.
"And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the same time she had fell in love with him / Well that's cool, baby girl, do ya thang / Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team."
Kim made it official when she tweeted "#NoChurchInTheWild …. Proud girlfriend tweet".
2012 – Things get serious
Kanye started to become part of the family, and attends Kourtney Kardashian's baby shower.
He even made an appearance on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, where he clears out Kim's closets, making her get rid of all pieces by Hervé Léger.
2013 – Kim and Kanye confirm they are having their first baby together
Kanye announced during a concert on New Year's Eve in Atlantic City that him and Kim were expecting a baby together.
Kim later confirmed the news in a blog post.
She wrote: "It's true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us."
2013 – Kim and Kanye attend the Met Gala together
Kim and Kanye attended their first Met Gala as a couple in 2013.
Kim wore a Givenchy gown showing off her heavily pregnant frame.
In 2013, Kim had just finalised her divorce with Kris.
2013 – North West is born
On June 15, 2013, Kim and Kanye welcomed their first daughter, North West.
2013 – Kim and Kanye get engaged
In October of 2013, Kim and Kanye got engaged.
Kanye rented out San Francisco's AT&T baseball stadium and proposed to him in front of Kim's family and friends.
The whole proposal was filmed for KUWTK.
2014 – Kim and Kanye get married
In May 2014, the couple get engaged in a lavish ceremony.
The whole ceremony lasted a weekend.
Guests invited were told the wedding would take place in Paris. However, once they arrived, everyone was flown to Florence for the ceremony.
Pictures of the Italian wedding bombarded social media, and a picture of Kim and Kanye kissing during the ceremony became the most-liked Instagram photo of 2014.
2015 – Saint West is born
Kim announced she was pregnant after she celebrates her one-year wedding anniversary with Kanye.
Kim gave birth to the baby, Saint West, on December 5, 2015.
Kim has revealed she had to have five surgeries after giving birth to Saint to "fix the damage that all of that did from the inside."
2016 – A tough time for the Kardashian-Wests
In 2016, Kim was robbed at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week.
The thieves stole a diamond ring worth an estimated £3.9million as well as two Cartier bracelets.
Meanwhile, Kanye had been performing at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York and had to stop the show saying he had a family emergency.
The incident rocked the couple, and Kim stopped her regular public appearances and social media activity.
In the same year, Kanye was reportedly hospitalized for "temporary psychosis."
2018 – Third child, Chicago West, is born
On January 15 2018, Chicago West was born.
The couple used a surrogate for the pregnancy and share pictures of their newborn online.
Kris Jenner told the press that the couple is happier than ever.
2019 – Fourth child, Psalm West, is born
Psalm West was born on May 10 2019.
The couple used a surrogate for Psalm as well.
Kim has since said she almost missed Psalm’s birth because she had to attend the Met Gala.
The pair renewed their vows in October 2019.
Kim told Kanye: "You are my husband. You are my best friend. My biggest believer and my one true love."
2020 – Fans worry about KimYe
Fans started to worry when Kanye ignored Kim when the pair were caught on the Kiss Cam at a sports game.
The Sun revealed that Kim and Kanye were struggling with their relationship in quarantine: "Kim and Kanye are arguing and at each other's throats during this pandemic.
"Kim is getting stir-crazy, as she's used to being on the go. It's also a lot of time alone with the kids for her."
When Kanye announced his presidential bid, it only concerned fans more.
Then on July 22, 2020 Kanye claimed that he's been trying to divorce Kim for almost TWO YEARS after she met Meek Mill at a hotel.
2021 – Kim spotted without engagement ring as "plan to divorce Kanye revealed"
It emerged that the pair had a huge row in early December in which Kanye "blew up" at Kim.
Now it's been said that Kim has ditched her $1.3million wedding ring and is in talks with celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser (who dealt with the divorce of Brangelina).
A source told Page Six: “Divorce is imminent. They are keeping it low-key but they are done."
For many this isn't a surprise as the couple had been living apart and were showing signs of trouble for a significant period of time.
Insiders told The Sun in the summer of 2020 that Kim won't abandon Kanye until he gets help with his mental health, but she "knew her marriage was over a long time ago".
2021 – Kim files for divorce
Though the couple has had a nasty split, sources tell TMZ things have been as “amicable as a divorce can be.”
Kim is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four kids.
Sources with direct knowledge told TMZ that Kanye is fine with the joint custody arrangement, and are committing to co-parenting together.
Documents say that there is a prenup and neither party is contesting it.
Sources dished to TMZ that they are already far along in reaching a property settlement agreement.
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