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Published: Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 6:51 PM
— Kim Kardashian and Kanye West make headlines everywhere they go, but the couple known as Kimye didn’t start dating until 2012, after eight years of dating and marrying other people and maintaining a friendship.
Now that they have been married for nearly three years and are parents of two children, North West, 3, and Saint West, 1, here is a timeline of Kardashian and West’s relationship.
2004: Kardashian and West first meet
Rolling Stone reported that the reality TV personality and rapper and producer met in 2004. At the time, Kardashian was still in her first marriage to music producer Damon Thomas, whom she married in 2000. According to XXL Magazine, West was dating model Alexis Phifer. In a 2013 interview on mother-in-law Kris Jenner’s talk show, West said the two may have met on the set of a Brandy music video shoot when Kardashian was working as the singer’s assistant.
2008: West and Kardashian collaborate on puppet TV show
In that same interview on “Kris,” West said that he was working on a “modern-day Jim Henson-type vibe” TV show and worked with Kardashian on a skit.
“We were doing this skit where I was playing, like, a Star Wars character and I wanted her to be Princess Leia because she was my dream girl.”
2009: Kardashian and West sit in same row at New York Fashion Week
Although Kardashian was dating football player Reggie Bush at the time, she was seated near West at the Y-3 show at New York Fashion Week in 2009. West, actress Milla Jovovich, Kardashian and Bush all sat in the front row. West told Jenner that the show signified the time he began having more feelings for Kardashian.
2010: West attends Kardashian’s 30th birthday party
Celebrity gossip site Just Jared reported in October 2010 that West was on board a yacht with Kardashian celebrating her 30th birthday in New York. According to Us Weekly, Kardashian was dating Dallas Cowboy’s football player Miles Austin after having broken up with Bush. Austin and Kardashian reportedly broke up in September 2010.
2011: West helps direct Kardashian’s first music video
Kardashian tried her hand at music and released the song “Jam (Turn it Up)” in March 2011. Part of the proceeds from the song, went to charity. Photos emerged of West, Jenner and Kardashian entering a studio the song’s music video shoot, which West reportedly helped direct with Hype Williams.
At the time, Kardashian was dating basketball player Kris Humphries. She and Humphries got married that August after a 90-day engagement. That October, Kardashian filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage, Us Weekly reported.
2012: Kardashian confirms she is dating West
Rolling Stone reported that Kardashian confirmed she was West’s girlfriend in a June 2012 tweet about his song with Jay Z, “No Church in the Wild.” West made an appearance on her E! reality show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and reorganized her closet. He also referenced Kardashian in his song, “Clique.”
In December, West announces at a concert in New Jersey that he and Kardashian were expecting their first child together. Kardashian confirmed the news on her blog.
2013: North West is born, West proposes marriage
A month after West and Kardashian made a much-talked-about debut appearance at the Met Gala, North West, the couple’s first child, is born June 15. West releases his album, “Yeezus,” which he said is heavily inspired by Kardashian.
In October, West rented out AT&T Park in San Francisco and proposed to Kardashian with a 13-carat ring, a 50-piece orchestra and a personalized message on the score board that read, “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!”
2014: West and Kardashian marry in Italy, North turns 1
On May 24, West and Kardashian get married in Florence, Italy. Days later, Kardashian shares the news in an Instagram post that breaks records. In June, their daughter turned 1 and the family celebrated.
2015: Kardashian announces she’s pregnant with second child
In an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” it was announced that West and Kardashian were expecting their second child. The couple, who had struggled to conceive, welcomed son Saint West in December 2015.
2016: Kardashian is robbed in Paris, West is hospitalized
In October of 2016, Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. West cut his concert in New York short and flies to France to be with his wife. Kardashian laid low and out of the public eye in the weeks after the incident.
The next month, West was hospitalized on psychiatric hold in Los Angeles after a series of rants at multiple stops on his Saint Pablo Tour. Kardashian left New York, where she was set to make her first public appearance since the robbery, to be by West’s side.
2017: Kardashian attends Met Gala without West, two release kids clothing line
Kardashian said her husband stayed home for the first time since the two began making appearances at the event in 2013.
“He’s been taking some time off and really loving that,” she told Vogue.
Despite reports throughout their relationship that a split is imminent, the couple recently released Kids Supply, a children’s clothing line.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 5:06 PM
LOS ANGELES — Fergie is responding to critics of her sultry, jazzy rendition of the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. The singer issued a statement to TMZ, saying her version at Sunday night’s game in Los Angeles “didn't strike the intended tone.”
“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” the statement said. “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”
Wearing an off-the-shoulder dress, Fergie sang the national anthem with a number of ad-libs and some lengthy notes. At one point, Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green could be seen stifling a laugh, and so could late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
One person who had some words of support for Fergie was Mariah Carey, who told TMZ cameras the singer needn’t listen to negativity.
“Darling, nobody needs to listen to that,” she said.
Fergie’s national anthem performance can be watched below.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:10 PM
LOS ANGELES — Soon-to-be mom of two Chrissy Teigen stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to dish about her pregnancy Monday. The model and cookbook author revealed that she and singer John Legend’s second bundle of joy is due in June.
“I’m having a baby boy in the spring,” she told DeGeneres, before jokingly whispering, “I’ll tell you: it’s June.” Teigen and Legend announced her pregnancy in November with an Instagram video showing their daughter Luna pointing to the baby in her mother’s belly. Amid speculation of the baby’s gender, the 32-year-old “Lip Sync Battle” host confirmed she is having a boy with a photo from the Grammy Awards red carpet.
While excited for her second child, Teigen shared that one thing she hadn’t quite figured out yet was what to name him.
“It’s just, boy names are really tough,” she said. “I don’t even think he’ll have a middle name, because we can’t even think of a first name.”
When asked how she and Legend came up with Luna, Teigen revealed it was linked to a happy childhood memory.
“Well, there was a blood moon happening. It was like a very beautiful night. Really big, vivid red moon — just gorgeous. And I have this love for space, and I think about space camp all the time and my days at space camp as a youngster, so I just thought ‘Luna’ was perfect.”
Like a true comedian, DeGeneres joked that the second baby should follow the trend, saying, “What about Lunar?”
Teigen replied with a laugh, “Lunar? I like it,” while Ellen followed up, “What about Urban Legend?”
“I do like that,” Teigen said.
The “Cravings” author went on to tell Ellen that her husband’s “ego” was all that was standing in the way of them choosing a far more common name.
“Everyone’s like, ‘Why don’t you do the JJ thing — John Jr. — but John and his ego. He was like, ‘I don’t want him to feel like he has to live up to that.'”
“What a jerk!” Teigen joked. “Oh, sorry. Heaven forbid he do what you do.”
Watch a clip of Teigen’s appearance on “Ellen” below.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:15 PM
ATLANTA — Filings with the magistrate court of Fulton County from Feb. 13 show that the Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two homes in Atlanta. The R&B singer was renting houses in the city’s Johns Creek neighborhood. The documents show that Kelly owes SB Property Management Global, LLC more than $31,000 in past due rent payments.
Online records for Fulton County don’t show any criminal filings against Kelly. A spokesperson for the singer, Trevian Kutti, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Kelly has “no comment at this time” on the dispossessory affidavits filed against him.
When reached by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday, Edmond Green of SB Property Management Global, LLC said he could not comment on the filings. The court documents carry Green’s signature as the affiant.
According to the court documents, the homes Kelly has been evicted from are on Old Homestead Trail and Saint Devon Crossing.
These were the same homes that were reportedly burglarized in 2017. A former associate of Kelly’s, Alfonso L. Walker, was accused of breaking into them and selling many of the items inside. Walker, 50, was arrested in December and charged with theft and burglary.
Court filings show that Kelly paid $3,000 per month in rent at Saint Devon Crossing and $11,542 per month in rent at Old Homestead Trail. The homes are 2 miles apart and have Duluth addresses. The Saint Devon Crossing home is in a cul-de-sac off Rogers Bridge Road. The Old Homestead Trail home is in a gated community off Bell Road. Google images shows a pool and a basketball court behind the home.
At one time, Kelly rented a third home in Johns Creek on Creek Wind Court. In July 2017, after BuzzFeed published an article claiming that Kelly “held women against their will in a cult” there, Tim and Jonjelyn Savage, of Atlanta, held a press conference outside the home. They said their daughter Joycelyn was “beat” by Kelly and “part of the R. Kelly cult.” Joycelyn later released a video through TMZ saying she was “in a happy place.”
On Aug. 7, 2017, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office received a file on Kelly from Johns Creek police. The DA — Paul Howard — said his office did not request the file and was not pursuing charges against Kelly, but his office would review the file.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1:43 PM
Dion described what it felt like to lose Angélil — who died at age 73 after a cancer battle —after decades of marriage.
“For three years, my husband did not have a sip of water or food. He was eating through a tube,” Dion said. “The only thing I hoped while he was in three years of agony: I wanted him to live in peace. I wanted him to feel so light and no worries. He had a little heart attack. It’s so quick; he didn’t even feel anything. I thought that he was like liberated from his pain.”
“He’s the only man I’ve seen. The only man I’ve loved. The only man I’ve kissed,” the Canadian added.
Angélil — with whom Dion shared sons René-Charles Angélil, 17, and twins Eddy and Nelson Angélil, 7 — died two days before his 74th birthday and days before the death of Dion’s brother, Daniel Dion. As Dion’s longtime music manager, Angélil had always had a role in her life personally and professionally.
Dion has a bronze replica of Angélil’s hand that she brings along to every one of her performances. With two Las Vegas residencies that combined have spanned well over a decade and counting, she’s had many performances with his hand in hers since his passing.
Dion put her residency on hold during her husband’s bout with cancer, but it was Angélil’s constant support even through his illness that quickly led Dion back to the stage.
“I shake my husband’s hand and knock on wood with him every night before every show,” Dion, 49, told The Daily Telegraph. “Even after he’s gone, I still talk to him.”
A month before Angélil’s death, the longtime couple celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary.
“My husband wanted me to go back onstage before he passed; that’s what he wanted the most,” Dion said. “So I went back onstage while he was still alive; he wanted to make sure I could keep going. So I did prove to him (that), yes, I could keep going. I told him I’ve got the kids and that he’s got to trust me, he’s got to relax.