Kanye West rented out San Francisco’s AT&T Stadium to surprise his fiance Kim Kardashian on her 33rd birthday by asking her to marry him. Well, when you’re that rich, actually, you let the Jumbotron do your talking for you — Kanye had it read “Please Marry Me,” but all in caps. Now that they are engaged, West soon will be Hubby Number Three for Kim.
Kanye, 36, also handed her a beautiful, shiny 15-carat diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz, the Kardashian family jewelry designer. West had planned the whole thing several days in advance, and had their families and friends there. Kim Kardashian seemed to be somewhat surprised, but I’m not sure how surprised she could have been, especially if she noticed the other people at the stadium…at all.
According to a source, there were about 50 people there with the happy couple. Around 20 or so were pals and relatives of Kim’s, while the rest included pals of Kanye’s from the Windy City, Chicago. Also, the owners of the San Fran Giants were there, and some very wealthy guys from Silicon Valley worth billions.
How did Kim Kardashian not notice her relatives and friends?
Hiding in a dugout, Kim’s mother Kris Jenner, 57, and friends of her waited for the right moment to come out and surprise her. Only Kim’s mother, Kris, had been told in advance that Kanye West was about to propose to Kim. Not even Kim’s sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, knew what was going on (somehow).
As Kanye West and Kim Kardashian pulled up in a chauffeured car, there were no lights on at the stadium. Kim, according to the same source, did not know that her family and friends were there.
Kim entered the stadium blindfolded, with Kanye, while music from a 50-piece orchestra played.
By then, the Jumbotron was lit up. Kanye did the traditional pose men take in situations like this, getting on one knee, and the rest of the lights finally were turned on.
The lights coming on was the signal for Kim’s family and friends to leave their hiding place. They ran out to tell Kanye and Kim congratulations.
As no happy occasion can be held without a feast of some sort, caterers then made their appearance and served up tempting dishes such as sushi.
Kim’s sisters had made up the story to tell her. They told her that they were going to be at a spa with their mother in Arizona. Apparently, Kim fell for their story, hook, line, and sinker.
As for where the couple’s baby was during this happy occasion, North West was in the city, just not at the AT&T Stadium.
What famous legendary singer inspires Kanye?
One of Kanye West’s favorite singers is Elvis Presley. His love of Presley’s music and knowledge about the King’s life inspired Kanye with the idea of getting married in a wedding chapel.
Kanye, who is not surprised by much, was surprised when Kim agreed to this Presley-inspired idea. The couple have discussed possible wedding plans before, and they have even gone to check out the wedding chapel at Graceland. That’s where celebs like Bon Jovi and Miley Cyrus’ parents got hitched.
Kim Kardashian seemed to love her engagement ring, but the one that her second husband, NBA basketball player Kris Humphries gave her, had even more carats, 19.8 to be exact, and a diamond at the center of 16.2 carats.
West was involved in choosing the stone, looking over several diamonds before finally selecting the 15-carat sparkler he proposed to Kim with.
The quality of the diamond ring Kanye gave his wife-to-be is unmatched. It’s a cushion-cut diamond, a D-stone, type 2A one, befitting a princess of reality shows and the love of Kanye West’s life. The ring’s been valued at over $3 million, compared to the ring Humphries gave her, which has been valued at around $2 million.
In 2007, Kanye West and Kim met each other, and they have been friends ever since, though they only started to date each other in 2012 towards the end of the summer.
Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries was short-lived, only lasting for 72 days. Kanye and Kim have already been together far longer than that, though not in holy matrimony. Hopefully, the celebrity couple will be together for a long time to come.
Written by: Douglas Cobb