ALEXIS PHIFER: 2002-2008
First fiancée: A then unknown Kanye started dating model and designer Alexis in 2002
A then unknown Kanye started dating model and designer Alexis in 2002 – around the same time he met future wife Kim for the first time.
They had an on-off romance for a few years before getting engaged in 2006. However, 18 months later they called off the wedding.
Alexis told People in 2008: ‘It’s always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends
‘I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavors. He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.’
Kanye processed the break-up by working on 808s and Heartbreak – an album which would top the charts and propel him to rap superstardom.
BROOKE CRITTENDON: 2004-2006
Romance: Brooke dated Kanye for two-and-a-half years after meeting backstage at a gig in 2004 (pictured 2006)
Brooke dated Kanye for two-and-a-half years after meeting backstage at a gig in 2004 when she was working as a production assistant for MTV.
But the couple eventually called time on their long-term romance because Brooke wasn’t comfortable with ‘sharing’ her man with other women.
She added in an interview with The Sun newspaper in 2013: ‘I was never OK being one of many — or even one of a few.
‘Kanye was very open and honest but it ended up with me knowing too much.
‘I don’t want to be silly and say it wasn’t cheating because I knew about it.
‘He definitely had an appreciation for the feminine form and a curiosity.
‘As a celebrity, sex becomes cheap but his obsession with sex was more sophisticated.’
AMBER ROSE: 2008-2010
Acrimonious split: Kanye’s most high-profile romance pre-Kimye was with model and social media star Amber Rose (pictured 2010)
Kanye’s most high-profile romance pre-Kimye was with model and social media star Amber Rose. Kanye is said to have spotted Amber on a video shoot for Ludacris’ 2008 single What Them Girls Like and they struck up a bond.
The beauty was by his side when he stole the mic from Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs and the pair stayed together for two years.
Kanye was bold about slamming his former girlfriend in 2015 when he said in an interview that he had to take ’30 showers’ after dating Amber.
He candidly confessed: ‘If Kim had dated me when I wanted, there would be no Amber Rose.’
The rapper is said to have had his eye on Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim as early as 2008, naming her his ‘girl of the week’ in early blog posts which resurfaced in October 2014.
He added in the one-to-one: ‘It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.’
Amber later branded Kim a ‘homewrecker’.
In January 2012, Amber accused Kanye of cheating on her with Kim, who was then dating American footballer player Reggie Bush.
She told America’s Star magazine: ‘They were both cheating. They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other.
‘She was sending pictures, and I was like, “Kim, just stop. Don’t be that person.”‘
In January 2016 West reignited his long war with ex-girlfriend Amber after dragging her name into a 30 tweet tirade against her then partner Wiz Khalifa.
But her revenge was rather more concise – a short, shocking and sexually explicit response that caused a collective gasp across the Internet.
In 2020 he was also said to have called her a ‘prostitute’ at a presidential rally.
2010 – 2011 SELITA EBANKS/MELODY THORNTON/CHANEL IMAN/VIRGINIE MAURY
Relationship? The star was linked to Victoria’s Secret beauty Selita Ebanks in 2010 and Chanel Iman in 2011 (right)
The star was linked to Victoria’s Secret beauty Selita Ebanks and did little to quell the rumours after casting her as the lead in his 2010 short fashion film, Runaway.
He is then said to have moved on with Pussycat Dolls star Melody Thornton but the romance fizzled out.
Kanye continued his model dating as he was linked to fellow VS star Chanel Iman, although she denied they were ever in a relationship.
He was then seen packing on the PDA with French model Virginie Maury in France although this soon came to an end.
KIM KARDASHIAN: 2012 – 2021
Early snap: Kim confirmed her romance with Kanye in June 2012
They finally got together eight years after meeting.
In March, The rumored couple let it be known they were spending time with each other when Kim sat front row at Kanye’s runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
The following month, after months of rumors and rumblings, Kim and Kanye made their relationship official as they held hands in New York City.
In May they took things a step further and make their red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival during the premiere for the film Cruel Summer.
In December, the Stronger rapper joyously reveals that his is expecting his first child with Kim during a New Year’s Eve concert in Atlantic City.
They would go on to have four children together: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.
Kayne and Kim’s relationship began to hit a rough patch in 2020 after West revealed he and Kim considered aborting their first pregnancy during an erratic speech for his presidential campaign.
He also disparaged Kim’s mother Kris Jenner and insinuated Kim may have been unfaithful.
The couple tried to work things out, with an emotional Kardashian seen visiting her husband at his Wyoming ranch last July.
But by the end of that month, Kim was reportedly meeting with lawyers to start the divorce process. They officially filed for divorce in January of this year.
IRINA SHAYK: 2021
New flame: Rumors Kanye was romancing the Russian model emerged in May 2021. She’s seen in 2019 above
Rumors Kanye was romancing the Russian model first emerged on social media in May 2021.
DailyMail.com officially confirmed their romance with exclusive pictures of the pair taking a romantic stroll around Provence, France on June 9th 2021.
The pair were seen smiling and strolling around on the grounds of a luxury boutique hotel with some friends.
Shayk previously dated Bradley Cooper, who she shares daughter Lea de Seine with.
Irina and Kanye are certainly no strangers to one another, having been connected for more than a decade.
Back in 2010, the runway maven was a featured player in West’s Heaven-inspired Power music video, where she portrayed an angel.
Just two years later, the Russian-born beauty put her modeling skills to the test as she graced the runway for West’s Fall/Winter fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week.