With a second baby on the way with wife Kim Kardashian, Kanye West is blissfully living the ‘Good Life’. These days, the famously serious and stoic rapper has been smiling more than ever as he revels in a happy home life with Kim and daughter North, who turns two on June 15.
“Family is super cool. Going home and getting on the ﬂoor and playing with your child is super cool,” the Chicago-native, who celebrates his 38th birthday on June 8, told GQ magazine in 2014.
The couple, who celebrated their first anniversary in May, will reportedly welcome the newest addition to the Kardashian-West clan in December. “We are so beyond excited,” Kim told Glamour about becoming a mom again. The news comes after Kim shared her fertility struggles on the current season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Since releasing his debut album, The College Dropout, in 2004, Kanye has been one of music’s hottest commodities. Over time, his verbal outbursts and stand-offish attitude have become as well-known as his hit songs. Most notably, the rapper found himself in a dark place following the 2007 death of his beloved mother, Donda.
In 2013, he told mother-in-law Kris Jenner on her short-lived talk show that, “there were times after her death that I would put my life at risk. I didn’t have something to live for.” He went on to reveal that becoming a family man changed everything for him, saying, “Now I have two very special people to live for, a whole family to live for, a whole world to live for.”
To celebrate Kanye’s birthday, Hello! rounds up ten candid moments when the rapper’s newfound happiness was on full display.