Kim Kardashian has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. After all, for the last seven years the extraordinarily successful Keeping Up With The Kardashians has documented every aspect of her and her family’s lives.

And that most definitely includes their love lives.

But despite kissing her fair share of frogs over the years, according to Kim, she knew from an early age just the kind of guy she wanted by her side. 

It seems that her late father knew too.

In fact, while speaking about race and racism, 34-year-old Kim revealed this week that her famous lawyer father Robert, who died in 2003 from cancer, “had lots of friends in bi-racial relationships".

She added: "I think he knew I would be in an inter-racial relationship”.

Certainly, when it comes to matters of the heart, the California-native has always favoured the modern-day Byron: dark and brooding, with a bad-boy twist (so basically Kanye West, so).

Here, SHEmazing! rounds up her high-profile love-interests…


 Damon Thomas: remaining married from 2000 until 2004

When she was just 19 years old she eloped with music producer, Damon Thomas. Understandably, her family weren’t too happy about it, and the marriage officially ended in 2004, four years after the pair married in Las Vegas.

But while Kim and Damon didn’t end up happily ever after, the reality TV star didn’t lose her love for the creative types.


Ray J: (In)famously dating throughout 2006 and 2007

Singer-song writer Ray J and Kim met in 2004 when she was working as a stylist for Ray J’s sister, Brandy. They later began dating, but their relationship ended with Ray J leaking the now infamous sex tape that launched the Kardashian name into the spotlight.

He claims to this day that he “created” Kim’s fame.


Nick Cannon: hitting red-carpet events together in 2006

Once upon a time, before he became Mr Mariah Carey (a position he's about to lose), Nick Cannon was considered quite the catch. The actor-comedian spent several few months with Kim Kardashian, parading around town at red carpet events and high-profile launches in LA and Las Vegas. 

Sadly, their romance eventually fizzled out, however.


Reggie Bush: dating – and discussing marriage – from 2007 until 2010

She obviously also had a soft spot for the athletic type too: Kim dated gorgeous NFL player Reggie Bush for three years. Rumours circulated that before hooking up with Kanye, Kim had even seriously considered getting back together with Reggie.

Nicknamed 'the bush and the tush,' fans certainly reckoned they'd got the distance and get hitched – but alas, it wasn't meant to be.


Miles Austin: having a bit of fun in 2010

If you're American and like American football, apparently Miles Austin is kinda a big deal. His relationship with Kimmy Kay was rather short-lived, however. Still, they enjoyed a handful of wholly pleasant nights-out and dinner-dates.


Kris Humphries: Getting married in 2011 – and splitting up mere weeks later

How could we forget! Her ill-fated marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries is almost up there with her sex tape for infamy. The 72-day union was, inevitably, the topic of much media attention.

And Kim faced a serious backlash after she and the NBA player split, with widespread claims that the whole, totally OTT wedding was all just a publicity stunt. 

Their divorce took until 2013 to finalise too.


Kanye West: finally nabbing the real deal, married from 2014 – now

Kim – probably wisely – then learned that she and athletic types were largely ill-suited. So in 2012 she moved on to a more artistic man in the form of her now husband, Kanye West.

The self-proclaimed “greatest rock star on the planet” is apparently responsible for Kim’s healthy sense of self-confidence. She said recently that “I love the way he creates, thinks, stands up for what he believes in.”