Long, long ago (a.k.a. 2004), Kim Kardashian and Kanye West met—but the timing just wasn't right on what would become one of the greatest love stories of all time (so great, in fact, it's now an immortalized clutch for all eternity). Kim Kardashian told Access Hollywood the full tale:
"We worked on a project together and there was definitely a spark, but we were in other relationships, and we kept our distance. We stayed in touch here and there and then when he wasn't in relationships, you know, it's just our timing would always not really coincide."
But—as luck would have it—things changed after Kim ended her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries. They both were single, and Kim being Kim took charge and went after him.
"I think it was six months after I was newly single in like 2012, I was like why not? Like, what am I waiting for? I called [Kanye] because I'm sure it was really hurtful that I got married and, even though it's not like we communicated all the time, I knew what he was thinking. So I thought he was going to call me as soon as he knew that I was single again. He didn't, and so I called him and I said, 'Hello? I thought you were at least going to call me and 'I told you so,' something?' And the—he's always been a good friend to me, like, we've always been there for each other—then he invited me to a fashion show of his in Paris and I went, and then the magic happened."
Kim—after her second divorce—was of course a little hesitant going in. "But then in my head I was like, 'You know what? Screw it. Like, this is probably what I've been waiting for, it's been in front of my face.'" One gorgeous wedding and adorable child later, the two are still going strong. Ah, love. Worth the wait, every moment of it.
From the editors of ELLE.com