But lost somewhere between the haters and the hype is the notion that the love story of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian may just be Kanye West is an artist who doesn't shy away from expressing exactly what he's thinking at any given moment, for better (saying truth to power about society's ingrained racism) or worse (interrupting teenagers in the midst of accepting awards).
But there's always been a greater sadness that followed West around, particularly after the untimely death of his mother in 2007, and a sense that he was always searching for the right person to help rule his self-proclaimed kingdom.
Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007.
“We were in her car and the paparazzi started taking pictures.
fit=crop&h=281&w=500 "Ray J") Would Kim be as famous today if she never made her baby daddy, Kanye West, in his song, “I Hit It First.” Here are some of the beautiful ::sarcasm:: lyrics: “Hit it from north/Brought her head down south/Now that I’m finished/She’s on to Mr. During his performance on in September, he performed “Bound 2” and changed the opening lyrics to: “Brandy’s little sister lame man he know it now/When a real brother hold you down, you supposed to drown.” Chivalry isn’t dead after all!
Finally, he found her — the perfect pop-culture princess.
Kardashian and her family are usually dismissed as, at best, "famous for being famous" and, at worst, shameless social climbers responsible for the decline of Western civilization.
She's now happily married to Kanye West, with a daughter, North, born two years ago and a baby boy, Saint, arriving last year.
But 35-year-old Kimberly Noel Kardashian's journey to marital, domestic bliss has not been without romantic bumps in the road. We all remember her 72-day marriage to the Hump and the Ray J-produced Kim Kardashian sex tape, but that's not even all.
Kim was in other high-profile relationships, too; some you may remember well, others were but fleeting moments in the dating "Game." Here's a very sexy look back ...
fellas in her time – and most of those relationships didn’t always end so well. fit=crop&h=385&w=500 "Nick Lachey") Following his public split from Jessica Simpson, the 98 Degrees hunk briefly dated the bombshell – and alleged she used him to get famous by tipping off the paparazzi about their date! “There are certain ways to play this game, and some people play it well.” Kim, however, saw it differently — of course. She said, ‘Whatever you do, just smile.’ I thought, this is so weird, I don’t know what’s going on.
In fact, most of her exes have publicly slammed the reality star. “It started when I went out on a date with Nick Lachey.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: 25 Things Wrong With Their Interview Let’s just say Kimmy isn’t a fan favorite in the ex department – see who has bashed her below: ! fit=crop&h=277&w=500 "Nick Cannon") When the host was asked about his list of famous conquests on Power 106’s radio show, he had no problem dishing the dirt on his sex life. OK, Mariah Carey, Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Selita Ebanks, oh, Kim Kardashian.” The radio hosts seemed surprise by the last name. “You just forgot because there have been a lot of people since me,” he said. Of course the paparazzi took pictures, because people were curious about who he was with,” she writes in the 2010 book .
From athletes to musicians, Kim's list of lovers includes Ray J, Nick Cannon, and John Mayer.