Summer 2012 was marked by the London Olympics, Stevie J’s Love & Hip Hop insanity and of course, the very public courtship of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Nearly every day, these two lovebirds infiltrated all forms of media with their kissy faces and cutesy banter. If you haven’t been grossed out enough, we revisit KimYe’s summer love in all of its media-hungry mushiness.—Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK)
“Way Too Cold”
One of the first ways in which Kanye made his affections public for Kim Kardashian was in the lyrics for his “Way Too Cold”: “And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim/
Around the same time she had fell in love with him/
Well that's cool, baby girl, do ya thang/Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team.””A sucker move or brilliant? The lyrics seemed to work and Kim even later appeared in the music video for the song alongside her paramour. The pen is mightier than the basketball…
Cannes Film Festival
KimYe’s PDA antics at this year’s Cannes Film Festival were so distracting that most people forgot that Kanye actually premiered a movie, Cruel Summer, there. It seemed that every day was a new photo-op (and outfit change) for the newly-public twosome.
Watch The Throne
You’re not seeing things. That was Kim Kardashian actually hiding from the photographers at the Watch The Throne concert in London. Following this flick, rumors began swirling that the Kardashians and the Knowles-Carters were becoming fast bffs.
His and Her Air Yeezy II's
Kim never struck us as the sneaker head but once she began to date Ye, her style began to mirror his. You still may not be able to get your hands on a pair of Air Yeezy II's, but Kim and Kanye sure did. They rocked their matching kicks and made sure the whole world knew (via Instagram).
Foot Fetish Part Deux
That Air Yeezy pic didn’t nauseate you enough? Well how about some more footsie photos from the pair? Kim and Ye must be gunning to start a shoe blog with the number of foot shots they take.
Kanye Gone Wild!
The couple that plays together, stays together. Kanye and Kim joined Kim’s bestie, Girls Gone Wild’s Joe Francis, on a tropical vacation where they went zip-lining (in matching tank tops).
Keeping Up With KimYe
Kanye’s induction into the Kardashian empire became complete when he began regularly appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Fans were shocked to see the usually-outspoken Ye come across as a quiet, bashful dork but love will do that to ya. Can a Kim & Kanye reality spin-off really be that far off?