In several interviews, Kanye west has never denied the fact that he had feelings for Kim Kardashian long before they finally got together in 2012.
And although it was widely assumed Kanye had pursued Kim following the breakdown of her marriage to Kris Humphries in October 2011, the 34-year-old reality TV star has now revealed she actually did all the chasing.
Speaking on Access Hollywood, she said: ‘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 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 say I told you so, something?”
‘And then – 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.’
Admitting she was hesitant to throw herself into another relationship so quickly after her marriage, she said: ‘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.'”
Speaking about their road to happiness, Kim – who has a 23-month-old daughter North with Kanye – said: ‘When I first met [Kanye], 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.
The pair first met in 2004 when Kim was married to Damon Thomas. They became friendly but didn’t date.