Kim and Kanye have made so secret of their high-profile marriage and courting antics, regularly posting cute ‘gram shots of their date nights together, and even a video of their very first date in NYC, earlier this year.
And now it’s been revealed exactly how Kanye snagged his Mrs West, five years ago.
It was pretty actually simple, by the sounds of it – all he had to do was, er, purchase a mobile phone.
Yep, long before Snapchat and Tinder told us all how to flirt, Kanye was wooing his future wife with a good ol’ fashioned text or two.
Speaking on the final episode of Khloe Kardashian’s show Kocktails with Khloe in a teaser clip, Kanye revealed he was phone-less up until 2011, and that he purchased a mobile ‘because somebody decided they wanted to marry Kris Humphries’.
‘I wasn’t up to anything, and I looked on the Internet, and there was Kim Kardashian with some extremely tall person, and I was like, ‘I need to call her or something’ West says in the clip.
Obvs, Kanye was referring to Kim’s previous 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris, and the rapper revealed that used the opportunity to reach out to the social media queen and poke fun at her first husband (and subsequently get in Kim’s good books).
‘I started sending her pictures of certain basketball players that used to be cool, that now they wear their pants all the way up to here’ Kanye recalls in the teaser alongside Kim, Khloe, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, as he raises his hands up to his chest.
And clearly Kanye’s comments stuck with Kim, because the two started dating in April 2012, when she was still legally married to Humphries. (Their first photographed date was at a go-kart track!) Kris and Kim finally divorced in June 2013 after a bitter public feud, and then Kimye become one in October 2014 – a full nine years after first meeting.
The path of true love never did run smooth, eh?
By Georgina Lawton