Kim Kardashian and her future husband, rapper Kanye West, are in the midst of planning their wedding which, along with the wearing of a designer tuxedo and lavish wedding gown, will be two shiny crowns on top of the couple’s heads.
The wedding of Kardashian and West, aka “Kimye,” will occur in Paris in May. West, who allegedly has stated that he and Kim “are royalty” has reportedly commissioned two handcrafted crowns for them to wear during their vows. The wearing of crowns will fit in with the lavish tone of the wedding between these two multi-millionaires. Kimye has reportedly asked both John Legend and Stevie Wonder to perform during their nuptials.
The couple has been dating since early 2012. In June 2013, they had a daughter, North West. Kanye West, 36, proposed to Kim Kardashian on her birthday in October 2013. They are planning to give North West, 7-months-old, a sibling as soon as they can after the crown-topped couple take their wedding vows.
Kim Kardashian first entered the media spotlight through her friend, Paris Hilton. She rose to fame in 2007 after a sex tape that she had made with her boyfriend of the time, Ray-J, was leaked to the public. Later in 2007, Kardashian and her family signed up to be the subject of the reality show, Keeping up With the Kardashians. The wild success of the series led to multiple spin-offs starring Kardashian and her sisters. Kardashian earned an estimated $6 million in 2010, making her the highest-paid reality television star. Since her rise to fame, she has become a successful fashion designer and sporadically works as a model and actress.
Kanye West is a hip-hop singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer. He gained prominence while a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, and was recognized for his work on rapper Jay-Z’s The Blueprint. He has also produced hit songs for various successful artists including Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, and Ludacris. Although his initial productions incorporated vocal samples set to his own instruments, he has recently been influenced by a number of different musical styles, including pop, alternative, industrial, and classical music.
Even though West has been on his Yeezus Tour this winter, Kardashian and North West have taken every opportunity to join him on the road. Spotted at LAX airport on Thursday with North West in tow, Kardashian flew to join him in Baltimore, where the couple spent time together on Valentine’s Day at the Baltimore Arena, after which Kardashian stayed to watch the show while posting pictures of her fiance.
Kardashian, 33, who stars in the reality television show, Keeping up With the Kardashians, is no stranger to royal headwear. During her previous wedding in August 2011, she married NBA player Kris Humphries while wearing a tiara. The marriage famously lasted only 72 days and was settled in June of 2013 after a contentious legal battle with Humphries. Although Kim Kardashian has been married twice before, this will be Kanye West’s first marriage. Perhaps the upgrade to a crown will help this marriage last longer.
By Jennifer Pfalz