Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Relationship: A Timeline

Longtime friends became a high-profile romantic partnership (and one of the most famous couples of all time) when Kanye West and Kim Kardashian became romantically involved in the spring of 2012. As the two were – and still are – some of the biggest superstars on the planet, their union was a cosmic collision for the ages, burning big and bright before ending in a fiery, supernova explosion.

In the eight years between their joyous wedding in 2014 and devastating divorce, finalized in 2022, the world watched with eager eyes as Kimye experienced the joys of marriage and parenthood. Fans everywhere saw Kanye join the rest of Hollywood’s biggest “K” names when he became a full-fledged member of the Kardashian family, celebrated alongside the couple as they welcomed four kids together – North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm – and shared in their devastation when Kim filed for divorce in February 2020.

But while Kim and Kanye’s marriage ended, their relationship – turbulent as it may be – definitely did not. The two will always be linked both in private — as they work to co-parent — as well as in public, as they duke things out on social media. In the years following the breakup, Ye repeatedly bashed his ex-wife for her parenting choices and subsequent romances in Instagram posts and in interviews.

For better or worse, though, Kimye will forever be a staple of 2010s pop culture and a textbook example of what it means to be a certified celebrity couple. Relive all the high and low points of Kanye and Kim’s time together with the relationship timeline below:

Billboard Staff