Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: A love story ten years in the making

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: A love story ten years in the making

Separately, they are hot property. Together, they send the paparazzi into overdrive.

She's the most recognisable face of the Kardashian family's $100-million brand, with 16 million Twitter followers.

He's at the pinnacle of the rap food chain, just behind Jay Z and Diddy, with a few pennies in the bank of his own and 21 Grammys.

So critics rather unkindly suggested the romance was nothing more than a publicity stunt.