Kim Kardashian’s Dating History – A Complete List of Boyfriends

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What we’ve seen for over a decade on the Kardashians‘ reality show is that Kim is a hopeless romantic who’s been married more times than we can count.

From naughty tapes to a shocking 72-day marriage, the famous celeb has bared her heart and soul in front of the camera.

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But just in case you’ve forgotten about her heartbreaks and crazy affairs, we’ve dived into Kim’s past to bring you a complete list of her ex-boyfriends and husbands right up until her now-ended marriage to Kanye West.

Here is Kim Kardashian’s dating history:

Ex: TJ Jackson

Who is He? Record producer
Dated In: 1994 – 1996

Indeed, the Kardashians and Jacksons are connected! Well, kinda.

Kim’s first boyfriend was none other than TJ Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew. This puppy love was certainly a dream come true as Kim recalled going to Neverland Ranch, where she even had a birthday party at.

The SKIMS founder admitted in an Oprah interview that TJ was in fact “her first” at the age of just 14 years-old.

The young lovers went separate ways in 1996 and Kim went on to have a string of high-profile relationships, but the two still remain to be good family friends.

TJ Jackson
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Rumored Ex: Joey Lawrence

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 1999

Following her first sweetheart, Kim then went on to allegedly date actor, Joey Lawrence.

During an interview in 2023, Joey’s brother, Matthew, recalled finding Kim at his brother’s house, “I’m knocking on his door. And then Kim Kardashian answers the door,” he said.

But after a couple of dates, the spark fizzled out and the pair split up, and have never been spotted in the same room since.

We guess it was just a teenage crush that was too good to be true.

Joey Lawrence
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Ex-Husband: Damon Thomas

Who is He? Songwriter/Music producer
Dated In: 2000 – 2003

Kim’s love life was on the low for a few years after hooking up with TJ and Joey, but in 2004, she met another new man…

Damon Thomas is the skeleton in Kim’s closet long before finding fame. At the young age of 19, the star eloped and secretly married the record producer who was ten years her senior.

What then seemed like a fairytale, turned out to be a marriage from hell. According to her divorce papers, Damon was a very controlling husband that physically abused Kim, leaving her battered and bruised. His jealous streak even kept the beauty mogul away from her family and the public, and he forced her to get liposuction to ensure she was ‘perfect’.

Kim admitted years later that she was high on ecstasy when she’d tied the knot with Thomas. Good job she got a lucky escape on that one!

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Ex: Ray J

Who is He? Singer/Music producer
Dated In: 2003 – 2006

Ray J is the man responsible for the infamous adult tape that leaked and landed Kim in the spotlight.

The pair met while Kim was working as a stylist for his sister Brandy, and went on to have a strong relationship. But it all ended after the raunchy tape was leaked and bought by Vivid Entertainment for $1 million in 2007.

The businesswoman being Kim Kardashian decided to rise above the scandal and get her own back by suing Vivid Entertainment for $5 million. Later that year, the socialite had her very own reality show with E! and saw the back of another explosive relationship.

Is Ray J the real reason why the Kardashians are famous?

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rayj | Facebook

Ex: Nick Lachey

Who is He? Singer/Songwriter
Dated In: 2006

Another famous face that’s part of Kim’s boyfriend history is none other than Nick Lachey.

After leaving his wife, Jessica Simpson, Nick set his sights on Kim Kardashian in 2006. “To say that she’s my ex is a little bit of a liberal use of the term,” Nick said on Watch What Happens Live.

Clearly, the romance ended before it even began, with Nick claiming that Kim used him to get famous.

He said that their first date was a quiet one at a cinema and by the time they left, there were 30 paparazzi waiting outside, claiming that Kim set it up in order to get a snap in the papers.

Nick Lachey
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Rumored Ex: The Game

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: 2006

We don’t know when exactly Kim dated The Game, but we are informed that the pair *might* have hooked up. In 2022, the rapper told Us Weekly, “We start dating a little bit, but I would always hook my Xbox up. She had that good internet.” The Game also claimed he was “damn near in love.”

Ex: Nick Cannon

Who is He? Rapper, actor & TV host
Dated In: 2006 – 2007

Before he set his eyes on his ex-wife, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon seemed to have a thing for the famous Kardashian.

Kim and her ex-boyfriend met on the set of Moesha and went on to share an on-and-off again relationship for a short while. But things died out over the reality star’s apparent lies.

In a 2013 interview on The Howard Stern Show, Nick revealed that the infamous tape was the cause of their breakup. He said that he confronted Kim about it before it leaked, and she denied being involved. “I was really into her, I was vibing. She broke my heart,” Nick later disclosed.

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nickcannon | Instagram

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Rumored Ex: Benji Madden

Who is He? Musician
Dated In: 2007

At one point in the early 2000s, Kim was rumored to be dating guitarist and singer Benji Madden. The two were photographed together on multiple occasions, but nothing further came out of this so-called fling.

Ex: Evan Ross

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2007

Yet another man in Kim Kardashian’s dating history is Diana Ross’ son, Evan. They are believed to have dated for two months after being seen together a few times.

Ex: Reggie Bush

Who is He? American footballer
Dated In: 2007 – 2010

After a few whirlwind romances, it seemed the now reality-TV star had found her true match and appeared extremely happy with her then-beau, Reggie Bush.

With their relationship broadcast on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim and Reggie soon became a power couple and covered the pages of glossy magazines on a weekly basis.

But with such a “busy schedule” for both parties, the distance put a real strain on the relationship, causing Kim and her boyfriend to split in 2010, with no hard feelings on either side.

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Rumored Ex: Cristiano Ronaldo

Who is He? Soccer Player
Dated In: 2010

It seems the reality star has a thing for athletes! This time, she moved across the border and hooked up with Spanish soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Their physical attraction was clearly strong, as the couple were spotted making out in Spain. But it was never confirmed that it was indeed Kim in the photo.

As much as we’d have liked Kim and Cristiano to be a thing, they obviously didn’t share any common interests (other than fake tan), causing and their so-called fling to come to an end.

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Rumored Ex: Justin Bieber

Who is He? Singer
Dated In: 2010

After sharing a romantic shoot together for Elle magazine, it was reported that Kim and Bieber were actually in a real relationship (cringe!). In what was one of Kim’s most controversial moments, she was 29 and Justin Bieber was only 16.

Justin added fuel to the fire by tweeting a picture of himself and Kim with the caption, “me and my girlfriend.” Obviously, the media took it and rolled with it.

Kim later confirmed that they were never an item and that she wanted to hook him up with her younger sister, Kendall.

Yeah, that probably would’ve been less weird.

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Ex: Miles Austin

Who is He? American footballer
Dated In: 2010

Kim moved on with a new boyfriend and NFL player after her public split with Reggie Bush in 2010.

Although things seemed to be going smoothly with Miles Austin, their romance was short-lived, only lasting a few months.

Sources cited that their relationship was “the real deal”, but they were forced to split because of their crazy schedules and not spending any quality time together.

Rumored Ex: Gabriel Aubry

Who is He? Model
Dated In: 2010

Kim Kardashian and Gabriel Aubry were spotted at a Lakers game together and on a movie date in November 2010 (shortly after he’d split from his baby mama, Halle Berry).

Just a month later though, the pair called it quits as Kim thought he was just using her for her fame. Other sources however, cited that Kim had already started seeing her next love interest, Kris Humphries.

Gabriel Aubry
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Ex: Shengo Deane

Who is He? Bodyguard
Dated In: 2010

The ever-spontaneous businesswoman hooked up with her bodyguard during the filming of Kim and Kourtney Take New York (a spin-off show to KUWTK). However, it was nothing more than what we witnessed on TV – a one-night stand.

Shengo was offered bribes by publications to spill the intimate details of their encounter, but he remained tight-lipped and stayed loyal to Kim.

Ex-Husband: Kris Humphries

Who is He? Basketball Player
Dated In: 2010 – 2011

In 2010, Kim met her second husband, Kris Humphries. After dating for just six months, the pair got engaged and married the following year in a lavish $20 million wedding that aired in a 4-part special on E!

After witnessing the clash of personalities and arguments on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, it wasn’t difficult to see why their marriage only lasted a short 72 days. “I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best,” Kardashian said in a statement.

Kim later disclosed that she had felt “pressure” to get married because it was being filmed and “didn’t want to let everyone down.” 

At least Kim didn’t wait four years this time to realize she’d made a big mistake!

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Ex-Husband: Kanye West

Who is He? Rapper & Businessman
Dated In: 2012 – 2021

After meeting in 2004, Kanye West was immediately smitten with Kimmy, and even made his affection known through his Knock You Down lyrics where he rapped, “You were always the cheerleader of my dreams…Seem to only date the head of football teams…And I was the class clown that always kept you laughing…”

Ye and Kim crossed paths several times after that, and although she was always in a relationship, the pair still remained friends. The Yeezy star even warned Kim not to marry Kris Humphries at the time. When she’d split from Humphries, Kim met up with Ye and the rest is history.

Kim revealed that she “fell madly in love with him” and after that, Kimye became official.

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The next year, Kanye, being the ever-romantic, proposed in front of all their friends and family in a San Francisco Stadium, with a full orchestra playing in the background.

The famous celeb couple went on to have a lavish weekend-long wedding Italy, and continued to prove how strong their love was with an ever-growing family of four kids.

Sadly, in 2020, it was reported that Kim and Kanye were separating and the fashionista officially filed for divorce in 2021.

It seems Kanye’s controversial behavior towards the end of their marriage led to their breakup. In what what one of the biggest celebrity controversies during their realationship, Kanye ran for president, admitted that Kim wanted an abortion when pregnant with North, and slammed his mother-in-law by naming her “Kris Jong-Un.”

Kanye West’s Dating History

Speaking on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians Reunion, Kim said,

“It was not, like, one specific thing that happened on either part. I think it was just a general difference of opinions on a few things that lead to this decision and in no way would I want someone to think I didn’t give it my all or I didn’t try.”

“I respect him so much,” she added. “That was my friend first, first and foremost for a long time. So I can’t see that going away. I will forever be Kanye‘s biggest fan. He’s the father of my kids. He will always be family.”

The couple now have joint custody over their children.

kim kanye family
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Rumored Ex: Drake

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: 2018

After Drake’s famous feud with Kanye West, fans broke the internet with elaborate theories that Kim K was the “Kiki” that Drizzy rapped about in the song, In My Feelings.

Kim, however, was quick to shut them down by tweeting a video of the crazy rumors with the caption, “‘It never happened. End of story”. Shortly after, she warned Drake in another social post to leave her family alone, saying that Kanye “paved the way for there to be a Drake”.

Drake’s Dating History

But maybe she has a little admiration for the Canadian rapper…

Drake dropped his single Search & Rescue in 2023, which sampled Kim speaking about her divorce with Ye from her reality show (“I didn’t come this far, just to come this far and not be happy, remember that”).

The artwork for Drizzy’s single also featured a photo of a woman that was very reminiscent of a snap Kim posted, too.

drake kim's ex
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Ex-Boyfriend: Pete Davidson

Who is He? Comedian
Dated In: November 2021 – August 2022

This may come as a surprise to many (believe us, we were flabbergasted), but indeed, one of Kim’s many men was none other than Pete Davidson. Ariana Grande’s ex-boyfriend officially hooked up with the leading fashionista and had a relationship with her for almost a year.

Following their SNL stint together in 2021, photos surfaced of the duo holding hands on a roller-coaster and going on multiple dates together.

Pete confirmed the relationship by calling Kim his “girlfriend” in a video interview with People and the pair were spotted on Valentines dates together. Kim later went official with Pete on Instagram.

It was just nine months later when Kim and Pete decided to call it quits due to their demanding work schedules. Sources told E! News that the couple still have “a lot of love and respect for each other” but work had “made it really difficult to maintain a relationship”.

It may be over, but this celebrity coupling will forever have us SHOOKETH!

pete davidson kim's ex
kimkardashian | Instagram

Rumored Boyfriend: Odell Beckham Jr.

Who is He? NFL player
Dated In: Sep 2023 – Now

Even on The Kardashians, Kim proudly announced that she had managed to “stay single” for a year. Once those 365 days came to a close though, she set her sights on a new man in the form of Odell Beckham Jr.

Whether or not this rumored romance is true, PEOPLE have reported that Kim and Odell are “hanging out” and have “made a connection.”

Odell, who has also previously dated Zendaya and Demi Lovato, was also spotted attending the Super Bowl with Kim in early 2024.

So, is Odell Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend? We’re soon to find out!

Odell Beckham Jr kim
obj | Instagram

After a lot of love and heartache (and three divorces!), Kim K has clearly struggled to find the man of her dreams.

Did you think that Kimye were the perfect couple? Or do you think she is better suited to one of her former love interests in this timeline?

Let us know what you thought of Kim Kardashian’s dating history in the comments below.

This article was originally published in June 2020.


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  • Joanna Zambas

    Joanna has a history in the fashion world; having studied lifestyle and fashion journalism at BA and MA level, she then proceeded to work in the hustle and bustle of fashion PR. These days you can find her working in the marketing sphere, content writing and religiously following the ins and outs of the entertainment world. She’s obsessed with celebrity style and the Kardashians – but who isn’t?!

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Ross froude
9 months ago

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