Kim Kardashian (reality TV star and entrepreneur) and Kanye West (hip hop artist, songwriter, entrepreneur and Kim’s baby daddy) tied the knot in Italy!
The lavish ceremony took place at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy on May 24th 2014 and was preceded by a shopping and entertainment extravaganza for the couple and their wedding guests in Paris. Long story short, no expense was spared. Florence is said to have special meaning to the bride and groom. Kanye believes that their daughter North was conceived there and in his words: “(Florence) is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, for me the most beautiful in Europe.”
Kim Kardashian is one of the daughters of the late Robert Kardashian (OJ’s defense lawyer); a star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, aspiring entertainer and entrepreneur with a successful fashion and perfume line.
Kanye West is best known for being a rapper – occasionally putting a foot in his mouth: remember his infamous outburst during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech during 2009 VMAs? – and for his passion for fashion.
As various sources have it, the pair knew each other for 9 years before becoming a couple. This is the third marriage for Kim Kardashian (who’s been married to Damon Thomas for 4 years and Kris Humphries for 72 days) and the first marriage for Kanye West.
It appears that the bride and groom have plenty in common. Both are self-styled, success driven, vain, flamboyant, image conscious and seem to have an exaggerated sense of self. It may just work….
The wedding may – or may not – have been royal, but it was certainly a fairytale fit for the make-believe prince and his princess.