Kim Kardashian says there was an instant attraction between her Kanye West when they first met years ago.
Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush sat down exclusively with the reality star, who said she was “always attracted” to the rapper, long before he became her husband.
‘When I first met him, we worked on a project together and there was definitely a spark, but we were in other relationships and we kept our distance,” she said. “We stayed in touch here and there and then when he wasn’t in relationships, you know, it’s just our timing would always not really coincide.
“And then, I think it was six months after I was newly single in like 2012, I was like why not? Like, what am I waiting for?” she continued.
It was actually Kim who pursued Kanye after her short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries ended.
“I called [Kanye] because I’m sure it was really hurtful that I got married and, even though it’s not like we communicated all the time, I knew what he was thinking. So I thought he was going to call me as soon as he knew that I was single again,” she explained. “He didn’t, and so I called him and I said, ‘Hello? I thought you were at least going to call me and ‘I told you so,’ something?’ And then – he’s always been a good friend to me, like, we’ve always been there for each other – then he invited me to a fashion show of his in Paris and I went, and then the magic happened.”
Having come out of a very public divorce, Kim was initially hesitant to start a new relationship.
“But then in my head I was like, ‘You know what? Screw it. Like, this is probably what I’ve been waiting for, it’s been in front of my face,'” she said.
The couple is coming up on their 1-year wedding anniversary, and Kim said Kanye’s confidence has inspired her to believe in herself.
“He’s super confident and I think in my career and in life he’s given me so much confidence,” she said. “I handle things differently. Like in business, like I go into something where before I might have been a little bit timid and I’m a little bit calmer, and I go in like, ‘No, guys, this is what I want.'”
For more of Billy’s interview with Kim, tune in all this week to Access Hollywood. Check your local listings.
— Erin O’Sullivan
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