He finally put a ring on it!
Kanye West proposed to girlfriend Kim Kardashian last night — on her birthday, no less — in front of family and friends in San Francisco’s AT&T Park, which the rapper had rented out for the occasion. To keep the element of surprise, West presented at the Hollywood Film Awards earlier yesterday before flying to the Bay Area and getting down on bended knee just a few hours later, E! News reports.
An engagement, baby North, front row fashion show seats — it’s a been a long and interesting road for Kardashian and West, who met nearly a decade ago. “I don’t know why it took so long for us to get together,” the reality star revealed on Oprah’s Next Chapter in June 2012. Here, we take a look at a timeline of their relationship, from friends to fashion-forward power couple to engagement.
2004: Kardashian and West reportedly first meet on the set of a Brandy video, where Kardashian was hired as a stylist. “I remember asking my manager like, ‘Who’s that girl right there?'” West has said.
2007: The pair are photographed for the first time at an NFL event. But the stars haven’t aligned yet: West is dating designer Alexis Phifer and Kardashian is with NFL athlete Reggie Bush.
2010-2011: Kardashian dates football player Miles Austin and model Gabriel Aubry before getting serious with NBA star Kris Humphries. Kardashian and Humphries wed in an elaborate (and televised) ceremony in August 2011.
Ocotber 2011: Just 72 days later, Humphries and Kardashian call it quits.
March 2012: After rumors begin swirling about the pair’s possible shift from friends to something more, Kim kindles the spark further by sitting front row at West’s ready-to-wear presentation during Paris Fashion Week.
April 2012: Kardashian appears on the Today show, and when asked about West, she teases, “Kanye and I have been friends for years, and you never know what the future holds.”
December 2012: During an Atlantic City concert, West stops the music to ask the crowd to “make some noise” for his “baby mama.”
May 2013: The couple steps out at the Met Gala, where Kardashian’s floral Givenchy number with a sleeve-glove hybrid is widely panned.
June 2013: West raps about his lady love on his new track, “Cold,” saying: “And I’ll admit/ I had fell in love with Kim/ Around the same time she had fell in love with him,” referring to Kardashian’s relationship with Humphries. That same month, Kardashian gives birth to the couple’s child North…West.
September 2013: Thanks to West’s connection to the fashion industry, Kardashian appears on the cover of CR Fashion Book with an inside spread shot by Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld.
October 2013: West proposes to Kardashian. Bring on the wedding planning!
What do you think of the engagement news and the couple’s pretty epic love story?
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