The many engagements of Kanye West
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The many engagements of Kanye West

Kanye West started dating his ex-wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, in 2012. The power couple that set to take on Jay-Z and Beyoncé got married shortly after in 2014. However, it wasn’t Kardashian’s first wedding or engagement, and it wasn’t West’s either.

West has been in several public relationships with model Amber Rose and others. However, many are unaware of the exact number of times the rapper, entrepreneur and producer has been engaged. With his many quirks, it is hard to fathom how anybody could stay happily married to Kanye. However, he had been engaged before meeting Kim Kardashian in 2012.

When Kardashian officially filed for divorce in 2021, the turbulence that followed saw Kanye stalk the reality star and abuse her new boyfriend, Pete Davidson. On more than one occasion, the Chicago fashion designer began Twitter rants seemingly aimed at his wife. With it all playing out in public, it is hard to see why his new fiancée, Bianca Censori, would want to be anywhere near him.

Although Censori seems to be West’s latest endeavour, she isn’t the only female (aside from Kim Kardashian) that Ye has proposed to. The Yeezy star has been engaged twice and even married before 2012. Before he fell head over heels for the Kardashian, the ‘Jesus Walks’ rapper had an on-again-off-again relationship with fashion designer Alexis Phifer. The two began dating when West was fresh on the scene in 2002. After four years, West adored Phifer so much that he asked her to marry him in August 2006 while the two were on holiday in Capri.

However, Kanye’s mother passed away in 2007. With her passing, Kanye slowly turned into a recluse, became emotionally unavailable and turned his attention to his first love, making music. However, his aloof nature following his mother’s demise led to West and Phifer officially calling off their engagement in April 2008. Following this Kanye entered a relationship with the Russian model Irina Shayk. Although there was never an official announcement made, many sources claimed that for a brief period the two were actually engaged and were planning on getting married.

The relationship, however, like his relationship with Kardashian did not end happily ever after although the two both seemed cordial towards each other at fashion events. Kanye’s new wife, Bianca Censori, began as quite the mystery lady. However, according to the unnamed sources, she has worked alongside West as an architectural designer at Yeezy for many years.

A lot of the rumours surrounding Censori at the moment are hearsay. However, although the wedding ceremony has been confirmed, it has been reported that the marriage is not yet a legally binding union as the couple have failed to file for a marriage certificate to make it legal. However, West is still treating Censori as his wife and was photographed wearing a wedding ring this week as he entered the Waldorf Astoria hotel in the luxurious Beverly Hills. You can see more details about the marriage below.