Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had been close friends for years before they plunged headlong into a public romance in the spring. Still dealing with the fallout from her 72-day marriage to personality-deficient groom of convenience Kris Humphries, the reality starlet made sure this relationship was seen in a different light.
"It's very comforting to have someone that knows everything about you, that respects you, understands, has gone through similar things," she explained to Oprah.
Yeezy's influence on Kim's life was quickly apparent. During an August episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," he cleaned out her closet and filled it with a selection of streamlined haute couture.
While Kim's high-fashion makeover received mixed reviews, the romance moved from strength to strength. While Kim's high-fashion makeover received mixed reviews, the romance moved from strength to strength. She bought him a $750,000 Lamborghini for his birthday; he knocked her up.
Kanye announced his impending fatherhood during a Dec. 30 concert in Atlantic City. "God brought us a whole new plan, baby, 'cause now you're having my baby," he sang, before urging the crowd, "Can we make some noise for my baby mama right quick?"
Kim was equally excited. "It's true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby," she wrote on her blog. "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."