Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been married now for nearly five years, which is almost like five decades in the crazy world of celebrity culture. They seem truly devoted to each other and the family that they have built, and though they frequently grace the covers of tabloid magazines, rarely have any legitimate rumors surfaced about problems between the pair. There are several reasons as to why Kardashian and West have remained such a solid force.
Celebrity Culture: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were friends first
Kardashian and West go way back to the early 2000s, at least. They first met when Kardashian was married to her first husband, music producer Damon Thomas, and West was trying to get his first big break in the music business.
The two became fast friends and stayed in touch for the next ten years. West reportedly had quite a crush on Kardashian for a long time, but it wasn’t until 2012 when things turned seriously romantic between them.
Once they started dating, Kardashian and West moved quickly. By 2014, they were married and had a daughter: North West. Now, they have four children in total, multiple businesses, and lots of personal and professional commitments.
Throughout all of the day-to-day craziness, the two can count on each other and in the solid foundation of friendship that they established so many years ago.
Celebrity Culture: Kim Kardashian has been married twice before
Another reason that Kardashian and West work so well together is the simple fact that they both know what works and what doesn’t work in a relationship. Kardashian was actually married twice before her marriage to West, and though both of her previous marriages were short, they were full of drama.
Kardashian married Thomas when she was only 19 years old and, reportedly, the union was full of drama. Kardashian claimed that Thomas was controlling and even abusive. They were married in 2000 but separated in 2003, with the divorce being finalized in 2004.
Kardashian’s second marriage came at the height of her fame. In 2010, she started dating basketball player Kris Humphries, and after a brief courtship, they were married on August 2011. The wedding was filmed for the family’s reality show. It could have partially been due to the staggering amount of media attention that they received, but after only 72 days of marriage, they split. It was after her separation from Humphries that Kardashian turned to her old friend, West, for support and understanding. And, coincidentally, she found her soulmate.
Celebrity Culture: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West always support each other
Although it might have taken Kardashian and West years to finally get together, when they did, it clicked right from the start. In a 2015 interview, Kardashian claimed that her only regret was that she didn’t get with West sooner because it would have “saved so much BS.” She stated that she feels as though she “got the fairytale.”
These days, Kardashian and West have grown closer than ever, and only ever have complimentary things to say about the other partner. They never bash each other in the media to get attention, and only seem to have love and devotion for each other.
Kardashian’s family definitely supports the couple and totally believes that West is “the one” for Kardashian for a funny reason: Because he is the only one that is willing to sit with her for hours by her closet while she tries on a wide variety of outfits. The Kardashian-Jenner family frequently shares snaps of the two on social media, praising West’s love and devotion to Kardashian and calling the two of them “couple goals.”