Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's high wattage relationship will be subject to even more heat from the spotlight in 2013 with a new baby on the way, but these two have been checking for each other for some time now. KimYe's roots date further back than 2012.
Very Early Hookups
When Kim Kardashian split with Reggie Bush and Kanye West split from Amber Rose in 2010, the former video vixen made it clear that Kim and Kanye hooked up on the low. Amber revealed that Kim texted sexy pictures to Kanye while they were still dating, and the two rebounded with each other after their respective breakups.
After separating from Kris Humphries, Kim and Kanye still seemed to be "just friends," with the reality TV star showing up to his Paris fashion show in February 2012 rocking his Giuseppe Zanotti heels. At this point, the relationship rumor mill wasn't churning yet.
First Couple Sightings/“Way Too Cold”
KimYe began to pop up in public together in the months after she separated from Kris Humphries, even catching "The Hunger Games" and a few shows in NYC. Their relationship was finally confirmed when Kanye released his "Cold" single, spitting the line, "And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim/ Around the same time she had fell in love with him," referring to Humphries.
After being spotted in NYC and LA together, the couple took their whirlwind romance abroad, making a huge splash at the Cannes Film Festival where Kanye debuted his short film Cruel Summer and the two held hands and canoodled while walking the carpet together.
While Kardashian and Humphries seemed to clash over where and how to spend their time, KimYe seemed to have no problems. 'Ye accompanied his girlfriend to London and Canada as she promoted her various enterprises, while he introduced her to his pals Jay-Z and Beyonce. While The Throne performed in the UK Bey and Kim hammed it up the audience.
When it became crystal clear that these two were inseparable they continued to share photos of each other on social media, mostly finding Kim rocking some of Yeezy's pieces--from his signature "KW" earrings to the new Air Yeezys II's and even his designer heels for Giuseppe Zanotti.
Kanye Appears On "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"
Fans of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" enjoyed a new guest star this season in Mr. West. He appeared on several episodes, mostly saying nothing and instead dotingly staring at Kim (from behind a wall if possible). Put it on TV so you know it's real.
MTV Video Music Awards Promo
KimYe didn't show up to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, but they took the time to film a funny promo together featuring Kevin Hart, in which the comedian tried to become the third wheel in their relationship. Sadly, Kim-Kev-Ye never took off.
Kim celebrated her 32nd birthday with a romantic getaway to Rome, courtesy of Kanye. "But my favorite male rapper of all time is Kanye " she tweeted, after saying "Now Playing- Andrea Bocelli "can't help falling in love with you." He's my favorite male singer of all time!"
Happy Halloween and Merry Christmas
Ye’ and Kim dressed up as Batman and Batgirl for Halloween and they celebrated Christmas with the Kardashian clan, even taking in a Los Angeles Clippers game to support Lamar Odom.
During the first night of his 3-show appearance at Revel in Atlantic City, Kanye West took the time to rant about about his critics, but on night 2 he really shocked the crowd, asking them to "make some noise" for his "baby mama." The Kardashians all confirmed the news was true on Twitter, and now KimYe baby watch is in full swing.