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Proof That Kim's Been Making Kanye Smile Since 2012

May 29 2016 - 4:00am

It's been a whirlwind few years for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West [1], who started dating in Spring 2012; welcomed their first child, North West, in June 2013; got married in May 2014; and welcomed son Saint in December 2015. Now, two years after their lavish nuptials, the duo is looking more in love than ever! Keep scrolling to see how it all started.

October 2010

Kanye met up with Kim in NYC while she filmed Keeping Up With the Kardashians. At the time, Kim was rumored to be dating model Gabriel Aubry [2], while Kanye had just ended his relationship with Amber Rose.

April 2012

Kanye released his new track "Theraflu," revealing the lyrics "and I'll admit, I fell in love with Kim 'round the same time she had fell in love wit' him. Well, that's cool, baby girl, do ya thing," in reference to Kim's relationship with Kris Humphries.

The next day, Kim responded during a Today show interview [3], saying, "Kanye and I have been friends for years, and you never know what the future holds or where my life will take me. I like the song."

April 2012

Khloé Kardashian coyly addressed rumors that her sister Kim was dating Kanye by saying, "We've known Kanye forever. He's been a great family friend. . . . I think they're cute together. . . . They're compatible."

April 2012

The duo made their public debut as a couple [4] on the streets of NYC after weeks of rumors that they were dating.

May 2012

Kim and Kanye showed their first PDA on the set of her Vogue Italia photo shoot in LA. The kiss came just a few days after Kanye attended Kim's sister Kourney's baby shower with the whole Kardashian family.

July 2012

Things got more serious as the couple escaped to Mexico for a vacation with pal Joe Francis.

Source: Twitter user RealJoeFrancis [5]

September 2012

Kim and Kanye made the rounds during Paris Fashion Week, and Kim broke from the festivities to gush about Kanye's great taste. She told E! news that she wasn't worried about what Kanye would give her [6] for her birthday, saying, "See, the thing is, my boyfriend, he has such good taste that I don't need to [tell him]."

December 2012

They showed lots of love just days after Kanye announced Kim's pregnancy during a concert in Atlantic City, NJ. Kim later took to her website to confirm the news, writing, "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. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!!"

January 2013

Kanye and Kim celebrated their baby news by ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas. The next week, it was reported that they purchased an $11 Bel Air mansion [7] in LA together.

February 2013

Kim posed for DuJour magazine's Spring 2013 issue [8] and revealed how dating Kanye changed her: "My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy. I'm ready to be a little less open about some things, like my relationships. I'm realizing everyone doesn't need to know everything. I'm shifting my priorities."

Source: Bruce Weber for DuJour magazine [9]

February 2013

Kim and Kanye shared a rare glimpse at their relationship in a steamy cover shot for L'Officiel Hommes.

March 2013

Kim showed off her growing bump at the premiere of Temptation in Atlanta, where she opened up about the pregnancy after a miscarriage scare earlier in the month. Kim said, "Being pregnant is not as easy as my sister made it look or my mom made it look. It's a little more painful. I've gotten sick a couple times."

March 2013

She sat down on The Tonight Show to talk baby names with Jay Leno [10]. At the time, she and Kanye hadn't revealed if they were expecting a boy or a girl, but she and Jay threw around ideas with Kim, sharing that she and Kanye "have a list, and some of them are K names and some of them aren't." Jay brought up the rumor that they were thinking of North West, and Kim quickly denied the idea, going on to say, "One of the names I do like — I like Easton. Easton West. I think that's cute."

April 2013

Kim and Kanye stepped out in NYC as news broke that Kim and Kris Humphries had reached a divorce settlement. Earlier, she had expressed concern about still being legally married [11] to Kris when giving birth to her child with Kanye: "I firmly believe that an immediate dissolution of our marriage will help create a new, full life for me. I do not want to be married . . . when I have my baby."

May 2013

Kanye and Kim reportedly went house hunting as they prepped for the arrival of their first child. The couple remained quiet on the gender of their baby, though it was all but confirmed they'd be having a girl when pink baby-shower invitations featuring a ballerina were sent out.

May 2013

Kanye had pregnant Kim as his date at the Met Gala. Inside the event, he took the stage to perform and defended Kim [12] against haters, saying that she shouldn't worry what anyone says and that she's awesome.

June 2013

Kim was surrounded by friends and family, including Kanye, at her Beverly Hills baby shower. The couple asked for donations to Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital [13] instead of gifts for their baby girl. They had even more to celebrate, since Kim's divorce from Kris Humphries was finalized [14].

A week later, Kanye's rep responded to rumors [15] that he cheated on Kim with model Leyla Ghobadi, saying, "This most recent attack on Kanye West [16] and his family is totally without merit. It's a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by noncredible 'news' sources. This is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives."

Source: Instagram user kimkardashian [17]

June 2013

Kim and Kanye welcomed their daughter! The baby girl was born a few weeks ahead of her anticipated due date but was reportedly healthy. It wasn't until almost a full week after her birth, when her birth certificate became public record, that the little girl's name was revealed as North "Nori" West.

June 2013

Kanye told W Magazine [18] the reason that he appeared on Keeping Up With the Kardashians: "Oh, that's just all for love. It's simply that. At a certain point, or always, love is more important than any branding or any set of cool people or attempting to impress anyone. Because true love is just the way you feel. Thoughts and feelings can disagree sometimes."

August 2013

The first photo of North [19] was revealed on Kris Jenner's talk show Kris, when Kanye appeared as a guest.

Source: Twitter user KrisJennerShow [20]

October 2013

Kim and Kanye got engaged [21] in a surprise proposal at San Francisco's AT&T park. She shared the exciting news on Instagram by posting a snap of her 15-carat diamond ring and the words "Please marry me" on the Jumbotron.

Source: Instagram user kimkardashian [22]

March 2014

After plenty of talk about the nuptials from Kim over the previous weeks, the couple finally set a wedding date [23], with plans to marry in Paris on May 24.

March 2014

Kim got her Vogue cover [24]! After much speculation [25], she and Kanye landed the coveted spot on the magazine's April issue — North even got in on the action [26]!

Source: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue [27]

April 2014

Kim might have given away details about her nuptials in April, when she traveled to Paris and toured the Chateau Louis XIV [28] with Balmain's creative director, Olivier Rousteing. The trip caused speculation that she and Kanye will marry at the newly built castle and that Kim will wear a gown designed by Olivier for her walk down the aisle.

May 2014

Kim and Kanye, along with Kim's family, arrived in Paris [29] the week before the wedding [30] despite reports that they would actually get married in Florence, Italy [31].

May 2014

After a few days of celebrations with their family and friends in Paris, Kim and Kanye tied the knot [32] in a lavish ceremony in Florence, Italy.

Source: Instagram user kimkardashian [33]

May 2014

After their over-the-top wedding [34], the newlyweds kept their honeymoon a little more low-key. They traveled to Ireland and Prague [35], where they went to the movies and dined out together. Weeks later they followed it up with a sunnier trip to Mexico [36] to celebrate.

June 2014

Kim and Kanye spared no expense celebrating their daughter's first birthday with a Coachella-themed bash [37]!

September 2014

It was pretty clear they were still in the honeymoon phase when Kim and Kanye couldn't contain their love on the red carpet at the GQ Men of the Year Awards [38]. Perhaps they had watched their nuptials on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, since the wedding [39] episode aired just a day earlier.

October 2014

The couple returned to the site of their engagement in San Francisco one year later to watch the Giants play during the World Series as rumors about Kim being pregnant again heated up. She had talked openly about being ready for a second child since July, but her choice of words during an interview put the talk back in the spotlight [40]. When the 10th season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired in March 2015, Kim addressed her difficulties getting pregnant a second time.

December 2014

Kim and Kanye's wedding [41] snap was declared the most liked Instagram post [42] of the entire year, with over 2.4 million likes.

February 2015

The PDA continued at the Grammys [43], where Kanye performed "Only One," a song he wrote from the perspective of his deceased mother and dedicated to his daughter.

February 2015

Kim took to Instagram to share the sweet new ink [44] Kanye got of his late mom Donda's and daughter North's birth dates on his wrists.

May 2015

Kim and Kanye made yet another stunning Met Gala appearance just weeks before announcing their plans to renew their vows [45]. The couple revealed that they'll be heading to the Eiffel Tower in Paris to celebrate one year of marriage.

May 2015

While they didn't renew their vows over Memorial Day weekend, they celebrated their anniversary by sharing new snaps from their wedding [46] weekend on Instagram. If that wasn't exciting enough, the couple wrapped up the month with the announcement that they are expecting their second child! Kim revealed she's pregnant [47] again in a teaser for Keeping Up With the Kardashians that aired on May 31.

September 2015

Kim made a number of sexy pregnant appearances [48] as she and Kanye prepped to welcome their second child, which they revealed in June is a boy!

December 2015

Kim gave birth to their baby boy [49] on Dec. 5, 2015, and quickly took to her website to let her fans know that both she and the baby were doing well. Two days later, the couple revealed that they had named their son Saint [50].

February 2016

Kim shared the first photo of Saint [51] when she posted this adorable snap on her Instagram account. The caption? Simply, "SAINT WEST." She then shared another sweet glimpse of the little one showing off his gorgeous eyes [52] a few weeks later.

May 2016

The pair kicked off the month by getting cozy on the red carpet [53] at the Met Gala in New York City. They then celebrated their two-year wedding [54] anniversary with sweet messages [55] and gorgeous outings [56] in Europe.

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