As if making piles of money playing sports for a living weren't amazing enough, so many professional athletes today are also A-List celebrities in their own right.
As a new year begins, we take a look back at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s relationship, from its beginning to now, including their courtship, the highlights of their union, the low-lights and everything in between.
In 2004, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian met for the first time and quickly became friends.
July 2012: They attend the BET Awards together, sitting next to Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
August 2012: Kim and Kanye show up in comedian Kevin Hart's promo for the MTV Video Music Awards.
She's found in West a man to spur her to be better in each aspect of her life — and he's found the same.
The pair are not only well-matched, but also seem to be truly, madly, deeply crazy in love.American speed skater Allison Baver dated fellow Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno from 2004 until 2006—ending the dreams of the American Olympic Committee who hoped for future generation of speed skaters to be spawned.In February 2011, Baver reportedly had a fling with (now) Lakers big man Dwight Howard. Baver is definitely in the twilight of her career as an athlete at age 32.April 2012: The couple is seen together in New York at the opening of RYU, the Japanese restaurant owned by Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, Scott Disick.(This was the same night Kanye was famously photographed pulling his pants up.) April 2012: That same month, Kanye drops the song "Cold," featuring DJ Khaled, which references Kim by name: "I got respect for ...Since then, the two global superstars have gotten married, had two children, warred with fellow artists and celebrities and built a legacy as entertainment’s ultimate “it” couple.