ALEXIS PHIFER: 2002-2008
First Fiancé: A then-unknown Kanye began dating model and designer Alexis in 2002
A then-unknown Kanye began dating model and designer Alexis in 2002 — around the same time he first met future wife Kim.
They had an on-off romance for a few years before getting engaged in 2006. But 18 months later, they called off the wedding.
Alexis told People in 2008: “It’s always sad when things like this end, and we’re still friends.”
I wish him the best in his future and all his endeavours. He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.’
Kanye worked through the breakup by working on 808s and Heartbreak – an album that would top the charts and lead him to rap superstars.
BROOKE CRITTENdon: 2004-2006
Romance: Brooke dated Kanye for two and a half years after meeting backstage at a performance in 2004 (pictured 2006)
Brooke dated Kanye for two and a half years after meeting backstage during a performance in 2004, when she was working as a production assistant for MTV.
But the couple eventually called the time for their long-term romance because Brooke wasn’t comfortable “sharing” her husband with other women.
She added in an interview with The Sun newspaper in 2013: “I was never okay with being one of the many — or even just one of the few.
“Kanye was very open and honest, but in the end I knew too much.
“I don’t want to be stupid and say it wasn’t cheating because I knew.
“He definitely had an appreciation for the feminine form and a curiosity.
“As a celebrity, sex becomes cheap, but his obsession with sex was more sophisticated.”
AMBER ROSE: 2008-2010
Bitter split: Kanye’s most talked-about romance before Kimye was with model and social media star Amber Rose (2010 photo)
Kanye’s most talked-about romance before Kimye was with model and social media star Amber Rose. Kanye allegedly saw Amber during a video recording for Ludacris’ 2008 single What Them Girls Like and they bonded.
The beauty was by his side when he stole Taylor Swift’s microphone during her acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs and the couple stayed together for two years.
Kanye was bold about hitting his ex-girlfriend in 2015 when he said in an interview that he had to take ’30 showers’ after dating Amber.
He confessed candidly, “If Kim had gone out with me whenever I wanted, there wouldn’t have been Amber Rose.”
The rapper is said to have had a crush on Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim as early as 2008, calling her his “girl of the week” in early blog posts that resurfaced in October 2014.
He added in the one-on-one: “It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone who is with Amber Rose. I had to take 30 showers before I could get to Kim.’
Amber later called Kim a “homewrecker.”
In January 2012, Amber accused Kanye of cheating on her with Kim, who was then in a relationship with American football player Reggie Bush.
She told America’s Star magazine, “They both cheated. They cheated on me and Reggie with each other.
“She sent pictures and I was like, ‘Kim, just stop. Don’t be that person.'”
In January 2016, West resumed his long war with ex-girlfriend Amber after dragging her name into a 30-tweet diatribe against her then-partner Wiz Khalifa.
But her revenge was a little more succinct—a brief, shocking, and sexually explicit response that caused a collective gasp on the Internet.
In 2020, he would also have called her a “prostitute” at a presidential meeting.
2010 – 2011 SELITA EBANKS/MELODY THORNTON/CHANEL IMAN/VIRGINIE MAURY
Relationship? The star was linked to Victoria’s Secret beauty Selita Ebanks in 2010 and Chanel Iman in 2011 (right)
The star was linked to Victoria’s Secret beauty Selita Ebanks and did little to quell the rumors after casting her as the lead in his 2010 fashion short, Runaway.
He is rumored to have moved on with Pussycat Dolls star Melody Thornton, but the romance has spiraled out of control.
Kanye went on to date models because he was linked to fellow US star Chanel Iman, though she denied they were ever in a relationship.
He was then seen on the PDA with French model Virginie Maury in France, though that soon came to an end.
KIM KARDASHIAN: 2012 – 2021
Early Snap: Kim confirmed her romance with Kanye in June 2012
Eight years after their meeting, they finally got together.
In March, the rumored couple announced that they were spending time together when Kim sat front row at Kanye’s runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
The following month, after months of rumors and rumblings, Kim and Kanye made their relationship official while holding hands in New York City.
In May, they went one step further and made their red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival during the premiere of the film Cruel Summer.
In December, the Stronger rapper joyfully reveals that he is expecting his first child with Kim at a New Year’s Eve concert in Atlantic City.
They would have four children together: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.
Kayne and Kim’s relationship began to hit rock bottom in 2020 after West revealed he and Kim were considering aborting their first pregnancy during an erratic speech before his presidential campaign.
He also belittled Kim’s mother Kris Jenner, insinuating that Kim may have been unfaithful.
The couple tried to work it out, with an emotional Kardashian seeing her husband visit his Wyoming ranch last July.
But by the end of that month, Kim was reportedly meeting with lawyers to begin the divorce process. In January of this year, they officially filed for divorce.
IRINA SHAYK: 2021
New Flame: Rumors that Kanye was romanticizing originated in May 2021. She was seen above in 2019
Rumors that Kanye was romanticizing the Russian model first surfaced on social media in May 2021.
DailyMail.com officially confirmed their romance with exclusive photos of the couple taking a romantic stroll through Provence, France on June 9, 2021.
The couple was seen smiling and strolling around the grounds of a luxury boutique hotel with some friends.
Shayk was previously in a relationship with Bradley Cooper, with whom she shares daughter Lea de Seine.
Irina and Kanye are certainly no strangers to each other, they have been linked for over a decade.
In 2010, the runway maven was a prominent player in West’s Heaven-inspired Power music video, where she portrayed an angel.
Just two years later, the Russian-born beauty put her modeling skills to the test when she graced the runway for West’s fall/winter fashion collection during Paris Fashion Week.