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Kim Kardashian

Kanye West Relationship

Was 8 Years Coming

4/8/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been dating for roughly two weeks, but it's a relationship 8 years in the making ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, the two have been friends since 2004 -- and have flirted on-and-off -- but the timing was never right to pursue a relationship ... until now.

We're told both sides always felt a spark, but they NEVER acted inappropriately while Kanye was with Amber Rose ... or while Kim was with Kris Humphries.

In fact, we're told Kim was recently kicking around the idea of reconciling with Reggie Bush ... but after hanging out with him in Miami a few weeks ago, decided the two weren't compatible anymore.

Kim finally reconnected with Kanye in Paris when she attended his fashion show ... and shortly after that, both sides decided to "give dating a shot."

And so far, we're told Kim has been super-impressed with the rapper ... who pulled one hell of a surprise when they hit up FAO Schwarz in NYC a few days ago.

Sources say Kanye made some calls and had an entire floor of the toy store roped off so they could get a private lesson from a guy who taught them how to play "Chopsticks" on the over-sized piano featured in the movie "Big."

Kim's currently back in L.A. ... but we're told she plans to get her ass back to NYC as soon as possible to see him.


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196.

jddb483    

Kim is doing all white guys a favor and staying the hell away

866 days ago
197.

megan    

She can do SO much better.

866 days ago
198.

Ajalyn    

Envelope please! And the winner for Whore Of The Century goes tooooooooooo.....Kim KarTRASHian for "Piss On Me"....Kim can't be here to accept her award tonight because she's being pissed on. The academy accepts on her behalf...

866 days ago
199.

ExtraKetchup    

I hope the trash klan pays you REALLY good money, TMZ. Otherwise I don't know what entices you to post these worthless sugar-coated Kim updates.

866 days ago
200.

MsRita    

Hope the will be happy for 90 days and called it quits. They can't share a mirrow or a bed. Kayne and Jay z are on the down low. How will Kim K fit in with Gay Z and Bey once and done. Just LaBrona James and Dwayne Wade. Down low with women they are not fooling me what man rubs another man shoulder on the Basketball Court. Wade to James gay men on the down low those two can't be away from eachother and fooling the women no they are no fools they are in it for the money.

866 days ago
201.

james    

Harvey.

Harvey Do you really think America cares what this no talent hack does, now we have KW to deal with aswell.
I used to love TMZ but not anymore.

866 days ago
202.

notalawyer    

2 media whores fighting for the same stage...

866 days ago
203.

Johnbrnc    

Let's think back to Kanye completely showing hi A** in the Taylor Swift incident, not to mention Kim literally showing hers and A LOT more in a sex tape. These two s*** bags deserve each other... Perfect match!!!

865 days ago
204.

R    

Kim Kardashian is so boring. What does she do? She poses pretty. She talks about herself. It's just boring.

865 days ago
205.

Rick LaChapelle    

By a show of thumbs up, hom many people come herjust to read the comments?

865 days ago
206.

Cujeaux    

His hash ion show? I guess they both have the ghetto fabulous clothing taste in common, with the furs, bandage dresses and hooker attire that I'm sure he finds appealing. Take that away from her, along with her makeup artist and what's left? He's talentless and can't dance either, so they have that in common as well. The only problem I foresee is Kanye is a rip roaring, lamp shade wearing alcoholic who will take a piss on her, just like the rest of them. Good luck with that one
Kimmie!

865 days ago
207.

Florida Mcnutt    

Kim finally reconnected with Kanye in Paris when she attended his fashion show

865 days ago
208.

yeahright    

Woman has low self esteem- can't stand to be alone for more than a few days...has she ever been single?

865 days ago
209.

DahhTroll    

Wellcome to TMZ we are happy to announce we

are now 100% K=Trash Free !!

865 days ago
210.

TS1391    

Dear Kim,Please hook up with OJ Simpson he fits your criteria he's black,he's a s***bag and for our purposes he knows how to get away with murder.After you're with OJ cheat on him with Kanye and if any of us have our wish come true we can be rid of you.Oh p.s. Taylor made almost 21 million dollars last year and what did you make you skeezy a**hole.

865 days ago
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