The 36-year-old reality TV star revealed during a milestone special Sunday that she fell in love with Kanye West after he invited her to Paris following her split from Kris Humphries. She said she fell ‘madly in love’ with the rapper as soon as she landed and wondered why they had not started dating sooner. She shared the romantic backstory during a Keeping Up With The Kardashians: 10th Anniversary Special hosted by the show’s executive producer Ryan Seacrest, 42.
‘I met him in 2002 or 2003. He was recording a song with Brandy and I was her friend and vividly remember hanging out with him. Then they did a video together so I’d see him a few times. I remember he was asking his friends ”who is this Kim Kar-de-jon?” He didn’t know what my name was and it was really cute.’
‘Right before I got married to Kris Humphries we were talking and I just went a different direction. I think I had to go through that to figure out what I wanted.’
Asked by Seacrest whether Kanye was talking to her or pursuing her in the run up to her marrying Humphries she blushed.
‘I don’t really know. I can’t remember. Probably all of the above. After my break up I was feeling really low and down and he was like ”just come to Paris and see my fashion show”. He jokes that he put on this whole fashion show just to get a date with me.
‘I went and I stayed with him and that’s where we started dating. I swear from the moment I landed and was there, I fell madly in love with him and I thought ”Oh my god, why didn’t I do this sooner? This is like what real life is like and love and fun and real support. This is what it is”.’
The entire Kardashian clan – minus Rob – sat down with Seacrest for a 90-minute special programme to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their E! reality show.