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    53 Batshit Facts About Kim Kardashian And Kanye West

    From renting each other islands to filling hotel rooms with thousands of roses, Kimye are unlike any other couple on the planet.

    1. Rather than having place cards at their wedding, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a team of Italian stone masons engrave the names of all their guests into a marble table.

    2. They originally wanted their wedding to take place at the Palace of Versailles. Unfortunately, they were refused permission, but they did host a party there the night before the nuptials.

    3. Naturally, they turned up to the party in a horse-drawn carriage.

    4. They then surprised their guests by flying them all to Florence the next day for the wedding. The reason? It’s where they conceived North.

    5. It was reported that one hour before the wedding was due to take place, Kanye took a dislike to the bar that had been installed for the reception. He allegedly said it "looked like a bar from Texas," took a saw, and began chopping it in half. Then he asked for two pieces of wood to be nailed on to the front before standing back and declaring: "Now it's art."

    6. When Kanye was later questioned on whether the report was true, he said: "That bar was terrible and the wedding planner didn't approve it with me. I was having issues with this wedding planner the entire time on approvals, and I get there and they threw some weird plastic bar at me."

    7. Kanye's wedding present to Kim was a specially commissioned painting of her in a thong with "My Queen Kim" down the left-hand side of the canvas and "Perfect Bitch" on the right.

    8. Kanye spent most of their honeymoon in Ireland photoshopping their wedding photos because he wanted them to “look like Annie Leibovitz’s".

    9. He explained: “It was pissing my girl off during the honeymoon. She was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much. We sat there and worked on that photo for four days. Can you imagine telling someone who just wants to Instagram a photo, who’s the number one person on Instagram, “We need to work on the colour of the flower wall?”

    10. Early on in their relationship, Kanye decided to give Kim’s style an overhaul. He had his stylist come to her home and clear out her closet of all the items that weren’t to his taste, and replace them with new ones.

    11. However, Kim recently admitted that she secretly managed to save all the items he chose to get rid of, in order to keep them for their future daughter North.

    12. Even so, Kanye still has such an influence over Kim’s fashion choices that Kris Jenner was genuinely surprised that he hadn't seen and approved Kim’s wedding dress before the big day.

    13. Kanye is the king of grand gestures. For their first Valentine’s Day together, he sent Kim 1,000 red roses. And for her 34th birthday, Kanye forked out $70,000 for a Hermès Birkin bag that he then had North decorate with paint and handprints.

    14. Kim had to travel for work on her first Mother's Day. When she arrived at her hotel she found a "couple of thousand" white roses covering every inch of her room.

    15. And when she headed out for dinner, she discovered that Kanye had arranged for a string quartet to play Sam Smith songs at the restaurant, and instructed every single waiter who brought food to tell her: “This is from Mr West, for the best mother in the world.”

    16. He also once arranged a birthday party for Kim and instructed everyone to come dressed as her.

    17. But undoubtedly the sweetest gesture was just weeks after Kim was robbed in Paris, when Kanye marked her birthday by making a compilation video of footage from childhood home movies, a lot of which included her late father.

    18. However, Kim can pull out all the stops too. For Kanye’s birthday two years ago, she rented out the actual Staples Center in LA so he could play a game of basketball with his friends.

    19. And for his birthday last year, she rented an entire island for them and their children.

    20. Kanye once described Kim as “the most beautiful woman of all time. Arguably of human existence.”

    21. He also likened their love story to that of Romeo and Juliet, but let’s just hope it doesn’t end like that one.

    22. Kanye has, by his own admission, been obsessed with Kim since they were first introduced back in 2004.

    23. Their first conversation was over the phone – and lasted for eight solid hours.

    24. Kanye has since said that for years he dreamed of “being next to her,” and even admitted that he used to draw himself in next to Kim on the Kardashian family Christmas card.

    25. They were so friendly that Kanye was even present during the video shoot for her ill-fated single “Jam”. where Kris Jenner warned him against “looking at Kim’s ass”.

    26. Kanye revealed that he was once so desperate to be with Kim that he “even considered taking up sports".

    27. He also revealed that the reason he strove to be with Kim was because he’d been taught to only “work with the number one". He said that not being with Kim would be like “Michelangelo being told he’s not allowed to carve with marble but told he’s got to use cement".

    28. In fact, it was seeing that Kim had become engaged to Kris Humphries that prompted Kanye to get his first ever cellphone – because he felt he had to “speak to her or something”.

    29. However, Kim went on to marry Kris and Kanye backed off. In fact, she says that even after the union ended after 72 days, she didn’t hear from Kanye – and she was the one to make the first move, six months after the split.

    30. Kanye flew her to Paris for a fashion show and, she says, the “magic happened”. The rest is history.

    31. Kim says that she knew Kanye was “The One” when she stayed over at his for the first time and he had the heating on – because she “loves only hot rooms and hates when the air conditioning is on".

    32. Her family knew Kanye was “The One” because “no one else would want to sit in her closet for hours and watch her try on clothes".

    33. Sometimes they even conduct photoshoots in empty clothing stores when no one else is around.

    34. Kanye’s proposal was a detailed affair. He spent months designing the 15-carat engagement ring – and in fact was making changes to it just hours before he popped the question.

    35. For the proposal, he hired out an entire baseball stadium with a 50-piece orchestra surrounded by candles and had the words “PLEASE MARRY ME!” projected on to a screen. Kanye had the orchestra play Lana Del Rey's “Young and Beautiful”, Kim’s favourite song.

    36. During her first pregnancy, Kim bought multiple strollers because she wanted to ensure that one matched the baby's skin tone.

    37. The pair caused controversy when it was revealed they’d named their first child North West. But their initial idea was to just call her “North” without a surname, until Kim’s family intervened and vetoed the idea.

    38. It turns out, though, that they actually had no intention of calling their baby "North", and only did so when Anna Wintour and Pharrell said that they should. In fact, Wintour said the name was “genius".

    39. However, when Kim became pregnant with Saint she dismissed the idea of naming him “South” as the “stupidest thing ever”. “North will always be better and she has a better direction," Kim said. "I don’t think we’ll go with another direction. I think it’s so stupid. It’s the stupidest thing ever.”

    40. After North was born, Kim and Kanye sent a photo of a different baby to their friends, to see who would sell the image. Turns out, sadly, one friend did – and the photo of a bogus North ended up doing the rounds on the internet.

    41. For most of their relationship, Kim and Kanye have had to live with Kris Jenner while various renovations took place in their two other homes.

    42. In fact, Kanye even referenced the situation in “Facts”, where he raps: “Keep the work at my babymama's mama's house."

    43. And the situation led to some serious ~drama~ between Kris and Kim – including one dispute over Kris “stealing” 10 slabs of Italian marble from her while she and Kanye were living at her house.

    44. Kim said she would pay Kris $1 million if she could find the particular marble – Calacatta Gold – in the US, otherwise Kim would have to “completely redo” Kanye’s bathroom in their new home.

    45. Kim spends a lot of time lying to people that Kanye is jet-lagged, because he has a tendency to fall asleep. She once said: “You don’t know the number of times I’ve had to say that. I always flat-out lie that he’s jet-lagged, even if we’ve been home for months.”

    46. Kanye was once asked to name the one thing about Kim that drives him crazy. His answer? Sometimes a designer will email Kim a sketch of an outfit and he’ll ask to see it. Occasionally, Kim forgets to forward the email so he has to ask again and again.

    47. Kanye’s refusal to appear on Keeping Up With the Kardashians is primarily down to the fact he doesn’t like the way it’s shot.

    48. And sometimes this extends to Kim’s Instagram game, too. Remember when she put Katie Couric on blast on Instagram for being a “fake friend” by posting a thank you card? Well, Kanye made Kim reshoot the photo to ensure that it was all symmetrical.

    49. The idea for Kim’s book of selfies, Selfish, was actually born from the fact that she’d made Kanye two “selfie books” – one for Valentine’s Day and one as a wedding gift – consisting of thousands of photos of herself.

    50. And she wants to start keeping track of Kanye’s “funniest analogies that are so random” so she can one day create a book out of those too.

    51. Kanye is incredibly passionate about Kim’s nudity. He once described her naked body as “a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting".

    52. He went on to say that Kim not showing off her figure would be like “Adele not singing".

    53. He also firmly believes that Kim’s “boobs don’t get enough credit".

    Never change, Kimye. ❤️