It’s been a big year for Kim Kardashian, who finally officially divorced Kris Humphries just before giving birth to her first child, North, with Kanye West. Today, the reality star turns 33, and while it probably won’t be long before she shocks us with something new, we’re looking back at her five most memorable moments since catapulting to fame in 2007.
Sex Tape Scandal
Kim first rose to fame after a sex tape she shot with ex-boyfriend, Ray-J, in 2003 was released in February 2007. The explicit video was enough to spark public interest, which led to the success of the first season of her family’s reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which premiered in October 2007.
In December 2007, Hugh Hefner asked the then 27-year-old to pose for a celebrity pictorial in Playboy. After some hesitation, Kim agreed, and a subsequent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians showed her struggle over how much skin to show for the shoot.
Music Video Attempt
Kanye’s ladylove is consistently criticized for being famous without having an actual talent. She proved that was still the truth in 2010 by recording the song “Jam (Turn it Up)” and then releasing a music video for the tune. Needless to say, Kim hasn’t given singing another shot since, although she’s made a few movie and television cameos.
72 Day Marriage
Kim began dating basketball player Kris Humphries at the end of 2010. Just months later, the couple became engaged, and tied the knot in the reality star’s fairytale wedding in August 2011. The ceremony aired in a special on E! in mid-October, no more than a few weeks before Kim filed for divorce on Oct. 31, 2011 — yep, just 72 days after the nuptials. Her struggle with the marriage was documented on the spin-off reality show Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
Despite the birthday girl’s best attempts, she didn’t reach a divorce settlement with the NBA star until June 2013.
A few months after separating from Kris, Kim began dating her longtime friend, Kanye West. The couple have had a highly publicized relationship, and in late December 2012, the rapper announced his girlfriend’s pregnancy. She gave birth to daughter, North West, in June 2013, five weeks before her expected due date.
Currently, Kim and Kanye are still together, although they’ve revealed no engagement or wedding plans just yet.