Kanye really wasn't so different then. He and Alexis, a designer, liked going to fashion shows.
And hanging out in Paris.
Then, in November 2007, Kanye was devastated by the tragic death of his mother, Donda.
Sources close to Kanye told Us that Kanye was eager to marry Phifer, to honor Donda's wish that they wed. But things went sour a year and a half into the engagement, and the couple officially split in April 2008, two months after this photo was taken.