Since the beginning, fans assumed Kanye West was the one who pursued his now-wife, Kim Kardashian – but it turns out that it was actually the other way around. The power-couple were immediately attracted to each other when they first met many years ago, but both of them were in other relationships at the time.
"We stayed in touch here and there and then when he wasn't in relationships, you know, it's just our timing would always not really coincide,” Kim tells Access Hollywood.
Kim reveals she was the one who courted Kanye. Photo © Getty
After her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries came to an end, however, the reality TV star decided to give her rapper crush a call.
“I think it was six months after I was newly single in like 2012, I was like, 'Why not? What am I waiting for?'” she says.
She adds: “I thought he was going to call me as soon as he knew that I was single again. He didn't, and so I called him and I said, 'Hello? I thought you were at least going to call me and say I told you so, something?'"
Longtime friends Kim and Kanye were first pictured together in 2007. Photo © Getty
The brunette beauty admits that both of them were hesitant to dive into a new relationship at first, but after Kanye invited her to attend one of his fashion shows in Paris, they discovered their chemistry was undeniable.
The loved-up pair, who celebrate their first wedding anniversary on May 24, seem to balance each other out, with Kim revealing that Kanye gives her confidence. She says he was the one who talked her into pursuing the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood video game app – a decision that Kim calls “the best thing that I ever did.”
"I handle things differently [now],” says Kim. “Like in business, I go into something where before I might have been a little bit timid and I'm a little bit calmer, and I go in like, 'No, guys, this is what I want.'"