Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kanye West took the world by surprise, given their status as the ultimate Hollywood Power Couple. But that was hardly the reality star’s first failed marriage.
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian garnered a ton of sympathisers after she admitted to feeling like a failure over divorce from hip hop mogul, Kanye West.
Although her split from Kanye followed months of speculations, the news came as a surprise to many, especially as the couple debunked divorce rumors when it first arose. Months later, the duo has gone their separate ways for good, making Kardashian a third-time divorcee.
1. DAMON THOMAS
The 40-year-old exchanged vows with music producer Damon Thomas when she was only nineteen. Thomas was ten years older than the star, making their relationship somewhat controversial.
The duo wedded in 2000 in a Los Vegas ceremony and remained a couple for four years. They divorced in 2004, with Kim claiming Thomas was obsessed with keeping the tabs on her. She also admitted to being high on ecstasy during their Los Vegas wedding.
2. KIM KARDASHIAN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH RAY- J
Kardashian’s romance with Ray J and its scandalous ending made this affair particularly interesting even though the duo never made it to the altar.
The author’s controversial book, “Death of a Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray,” where he admitted to having an affair with “KK” while she was married to Thomas, fueled the scandal.
In 2007, a sex tape of the SKIMS CEO and Ray J leaked, forcing Kardashian to sue the company, Vivid Entertainment. However, they agreed on a settlement afterwards, giving the entertainment company rights to the tape titled, “Kim Kardashian, Superstar.”
3. NICK LACHEY
Following his split from Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey became linked with Kim Kardashian. Photos of them out on a date leaked at the time.
Kevin Dickson of In Touch Weekly admitted he was part of a stunt to get them to hook up so Kardashian could become a celebrity girlfriend. The plan backfired!
4. NICK CANNON
Kim Kardashian dated Nick Cannon briefly in 2007, but their relationship ended on rocky grounds. The duo reportedly snubbed each other at a fashion event, which marked one of their first public appearances post-breakup.
5. REGGIE BUSH
Kardashian and Reggie Bush became an item in 2007 and maintained an on-and-off relationship for the next three years. They split for good in 2010, with Bush and the rest of the world hoping for a rekindling of their romance.
6. CHRISTIANO RONALDO
It appears Kim Kardashian and soccer player Christiano Roaldo had a brief fling during the reality star’s vacation to Madrid in April 2010. They reportedly hooked up at an event in Beverly Hills Hotel and took things up from there.
However, Ronaldo was quick to move on to Irina Shayk.
7. MILES AUSTIN
Amid rumors that the 40-year-old was dating Kanye West which swirled in 2010, the actress became linked with Miles Austin. They sustained their romance from July to September before going their separate ways.
8. GABRIEL AUBREY
In November 2010, Halle Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubrey, joined the beauty mogul’s love escapade when news of their relationship broke. Berry was not receptive to the news, causing Kardashian to cut her losses and move on shortly after.
9. KRIS HUMPHRIES’ MARRIAGE TO KIM KARDASHIAN
December 2010 ushered in a new love interest for Kim Kardashian in the guise of NBA star Kris Humphries. Growing excitement over their familial similarities, especially the use of names starting with “K” made their relationship seem made in Hollywood heaven.
Six months after they hooked up, Humphries proposed to the star during an episode of her family’s reality show. They tied the knot in August 2011, but their union was short-lived. Kardashian and Humphries split seventy-two days later after the reality star filed for a divorce.
10. KANYE WEST
After months of pursuing Kim Kardashian while serving as her bosom friend, confidant, and shoulders to lean on through a series of breakups, Kanye West finally had his way.
They made their relationship official in June 2012, and before the year ran out, the “KUWTK” star became pregnant with their first child. They welcomed North West in June 2013, further cementing their love.
West proposed in October 2013 at San Francisco’s AT&T Stadium. By May 2014, they became legally married, exchanging vows in an intimate ceremony in Florence, Italy.
The duo went on to welcome three more kids, Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West. For years, they stood out as the picture-perfect Hollywood sweethearts.
However, reports of West’s bipolar disorder and erratic behavior which became increasingly unbearable for Kardashian, led to speculations that their divorce was imminent. In December 2020, sources reported they both led separate lives as a result. Three weeks later, news outlets confirmed the former power couple were done for good.
Kim Kardashian’s relationship escapade certainly seems like a catastrophic joyride. Yet, she couldn’t be happier, as it led to the birth of her four most prized jewels. And given her fame, beauty and intelligence, the world could hardly wait to meet the next A-lister to win her heart.