In the third and final part of an exclusive three-part series renowned celebrity author Sean Smith lifts the lid on the worldwide phenomenon, and her quest for love and fame. From the first time they met, there was a spark between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.They were destined to end up together despite a series of relationships with other people that kept them apart for years.
He was recognised as talented but had yet to become the enigmatic and controversial figure he is today. She was in a steady relationship with Brandy’s brother, the rapper Ray J, with whom she made the notorious sex tape, so wasn’t free to pursue Kanye even though they fancied each other. The following September they were pictured together at the opening of the Intermix boutique in West Hollywood.Kim arrived with her younger brother Rob while Kanye was with his girlfriend, designer Alexis Phifer.Kanye is in the middle of a picture taken that night with Alexis on his right arm and Kim on his left.This was the year, 2007, that Kanye told Kim he would marry her one day.Kim had moved on from Ray J and had begun a relationship with the famous American footballer, Reggie Bush.
Many predicted they would marry but this was clearly not the right time for Kim, who threw herself into her work after Keeping Up with the Kardashians began.She was determined that her fifteen minutes of fame would become a lifetime. She wanted to be a Bond girl but instead made a badly received film called Disaster Movie which showed acting was not her forte.A stint on Dancing with the Stars ended with an early exit from the top rated show.These disappointments didn’t matter, however, because they kept her in the public eye and exposure is the key to building a brand.And while her reality show continued to prosper so did her business empire.Kim Kardashian was the product and she sold it relentlessly to the public.