Kim Kardashian calls Kanye West ‘my best friend, the love of my life’ on his b-day

Saturday was Kanye West’s 36th birthday. He spent his birthday in NYC (with Beyonce, Jay-Z and others) while Kim was in LA. I suspect this was why Kim was a little “extra” (like, she was overcompensating) when wishing Kanye a happy birthday on her Instagram page. She posted the above collage with the message, “Happy Birthday to my best friend, the [heart/love] of my life, my soul!!!! I love you beyond words!” Honey, you’re not really going to bring him back by publicly documenting your feelings for him. I’m just sayin’.

Pregnant Kim Kardashian wanted to make sure her beau Kanye West was feeling extra loved on his 36th birthday. Posting a sweet picture collage of their favorite moments together on Saturday, June 8, the E! reality show star wrote to West, “Happy Birthday to my best friend, the love of my life, my soul!!!!”

It’s sure been a whirlwind year for the rapper, who started dating longtime friend Kardashian, 32, in April 2012 and announced they were expecting a baby during his concert in December.

On June 2, West was on hand to fete Kardashian at her baby shower, and as Us Weekly exclusively reported, gifted her with vintage copies of the children’s Bible books her late father used to read aloud to her and a Hermes diaper bag.

After their baby daughter is born in July, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star will be joining West on his European tour with their new addition.

“This was always the plan,” a source explained to Us.

With West having a lot to be happy about on his birthday and in the upcoming months, no doubt Kardashian is happy to celebrate his special day. On Sunday, June 9, West is one of the headlining performers at the Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island in New York City.

[From Us Weekly]

Obviously I don’t know anything about baby showers and that sort of thing, but is it traditional for the father to give the baby gifts AT the shower too? That’s what struck me as odd – like Kanye was giving Kim gifts just like any other guest. Anyway, I doubt Kanye had much to do with those gifts – like, “Here are some books, girl, whatever, did you want this Hermes bag? I’m going now, smell you later, girl.” Apparently, Kim invited Jay-Z and Beyonce to the shower too, but they couldn’t make it (because of course) so they sent Kim a $13,000 Swarovski crystal-studded high chair. Because that’s what every baby needs.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Kim’s Instagram.

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  1. Yellowshaba says:

    Ummm… So y didnt he spend his birthday with her? She probably can’t fly so why would he stay in New York

  2. JenD says:

    I’m surprised she found so many pictures with him actually smiling in them. It’s a rare sighting for sure.

    I also thought it odd he got her those gifts. Since it’s his child, he’s just buying stuff for his baby…I wouldn’t considering that “gifting.”

  3. DailyNightly says:

    That highchair looks a bit questionable, safety-wise. Hopefully she will lay low for the next few weeks if Kanye stays away. We could all use a break from this one.

  4. Rumorhasit says:

    Is it wrong of me to hear Ben Affleck in a voice over, schilling “herpes” handbags? Everyone’s got herpes, now you can too….truer words, Ben.

  5. Hannah says:

    Ok so she has passed the point of her pregnancy where she can fly. Why didn’t he have his party in LA with her? He could have made that happen.

  6. marie says:

    of course, girl’s always gotta make it about her.

  7. RN says:

    In the article on the high chair, the mention of Gwyneth Paltrow’s gift (a Vitamix and a 21 day cleanse) made me laugh. But of course. And, if it’s true that Kimmie really did invite Gwyneth, then I’m shaking my head in amazement. It will be a cold day in hell before Goop’s shadow darkens the Kardashian’s doorstep.

  8. Badirene says:

    Kinda sad that the pics she used are mostly events that they attended, hardly any “coupley” hanging out at home pics like most couples would have. But I suppose in the world of the Kardashians if a pap or film crew didn’t capture the special moment it didn’t really happen/matter.

  9. len says:

    why isn’t he with her??? Isn’t she at the stage where she could have her baby early? What if he’s not there if anything happens? He needs to help her out! On a daily basis. Let her put her feet up and take care of her. I remember really needing my man around, because you really feel anxious towards the end.

    • Nina W says:

      You can’t judge them by your real relationship. Everything Kimmie says is about her public image and everything she does is about furthering her brand and perpetuating her fame and success. She’s not like you, she didn’t fall in love and get pregnant, that’s her spin on what she did but it’s not what happened.

  10. Chrissy says:

    I feel like Kanye was initially all into Kim for some booty. But now, that he’s forever shackled to her like Faust to Mephistopheles in the form of a baby, he’s gone completely cold! Reiterating a recycled opinion, he’s such an irresponsible douche.

  11. Tiffany27 says:

    HA!! Goopy would send someone a cleanse as a gift!

  12. Iggles says:

    I dare say the latest stories about Kimye have me feeling.. sad for her..

    Those pictures and the Twitter shoutout makes it all the more apparent how disconnected they are. Kanye seems so over it these days. Her attempts to show solidarity come off as desperate.. Did he even respond to her tweet??

    • Marion says:

      That’s exactly what I’m thinking…

      It’s so desperate. And I really want to know if he responded that tweet…

      I really, sincerely, feel bad for her because worst is yet to come.

      Right now, for the sake of her baby and mental health, she’s trying to convince herself that after the birth things will change.
      But unfortunately she will fall hard when she realizes for real that she’s alone with her baby.
      And Kanye is such a douche that I can imagine him pissing her off to have custody of the child…
      When she has that post-partum blues (which she will have obviously), I hope she’ll pay attention to what she says/how she acts around Kanye because he definitely could use that as evidence to get custody of the baby…

      Nothing good is awaiting for her, and she’s really gonna bite the dust.

      I wouldn’t wish it to my best ennemy…

    • Nina W says:

      Oh my goodness, how can you be so snowed by her? She choose to get pregnant. She did this in a obvious and ludicrous attempt to clean up her image post-Hump wedding fiasco. It is sad and pathetic but if it’s not working out it’s her own damn fault. She gets no sympathy from me. She is so irresponsible it’s offensive.

  13. Faye says:

    Yes, the love of your life, your heart, your soul . . .who’s spending his birthday across the country. While you’re two minutes away from having his first child. I’d almost feel sad for her if she wasn’t Kim Kardashian.

    Also, lugging around a newborn baby on a European tour? That sounds like a great idea.

    • HappyMom says:

      I’m with you. And the loser in this charade is that poor baby.

    • Liberty says:

      She’ll probably haul it over, then leave the baby with Kanye and his real partner “for a month” while she jets back to “work” and she will “go visit when her schedule allows” and etcetera — you’ll be treated to “caring” phone conversations when she calls Paris to talk to a nanny about the child once a month — and the baby will grow up in Paris with Kanye and the transaction will be complete. Then she can get straight on back to her busy “working” life as she morphs into the new minder for her younger sister working on Kris’s orders. Because I think her viable glamour star days are waning. It’s more Instagram from here on.

      That’s how I see it, anyway.

    • Susan Walters says:

      I totally agree, think how much he will hate her when that baby is up crying all night while on tour! Maybe it will sleep elsewhere with the nanny. So sad…..

    • Joy says:

      If I shove something that weighs 8lbs out of my body the LAST thing I want to do is drag it all over creation. Most women I know barely want to go to the grocery store, let alone fly the world. I know she’ll have a team of flunkies but still.

      • TG says:

        You ate referring to some who actually raise their own babies and love them. Remember Kimmy loves only herself so traipsing about Europe won’t be a problem for her because nannies and security will handle te baby and all matters. Kim doesn’t strike me as someone who will lose any sleep over her child and she seems like she would put being with Kanye and trying to get his attention first before se ever thinks about the baby.

      • Nina W says:

        Most women love their children and don’t view them as a giant inconvenience, it remains to be seen if any finer feeling will emerge from KK, I for one, doubt it.

  14. Shelly says:

    Scott and her friend Jonathan were also at his birthday get together.

  15. epiphany says:

    … ‘my cargo freighter of endless publicity, my scowling bisexual paparazzi magnet…

    BTW, was that even HIM at the shower? All I saw were shots of the back of some guy’s head that were said to be Kanye. Enty had a blind and 2 outright statements so far claiming West wasn’t even there.

  16. Dawn says:

    Puke is all I can say. Kim is a text book sociopath basically saying what she is supposed to say and Kanye West is a narcissist that sooner or later will not be able to deal with Kim the sociopath who will always say one thing as she does another. Liars get old and no one lies better than the Kimmode. So Kanye partied it up with his real friends and the KrapTrashians sent Scott to make sure he stays in step with the plan. B.O.R.I.N.G and P.E.R.D.I.C.T.A.B.L.E from this bunch. Please have the kid and disappear but I won’t hold my breath.

  17. prissa says:

    If memory serves me right (yup I’m right), Bey and J bought Blue Ivy a Swarovski crystal-studded high chair. At the time, I thought that was such a DUMB gift – think of baby food smeared into the crystals. Is it possible they re-gifted that high chair???? How gauche!!!!

    The baby’s life will also be swank: According to Australia’s News Network, Bey and Jay have already spent $1 million on baby items including a Swarovski crystal-studded high chair, a solid gold rocking horse, and a mini Bugatti. Us adds that they also purchased a $3,500 Lucite crib.

  18. Joanna says:

    omg if you go to the link about the baby chair, it says gwyneth gave her a vitamix blender and a 21 day cleanse!!

  19. Joanna says:

    it looks so weird, her wearing non-maternity clothes. instead of looking like a cute preggo lady, she looks like a chubby broad trying to look sexy. she would look so much better if she just wore maternity wear.

  20. Falula says:

    I hope she knows the way this storyline will end and won’t be blindsided by the end of this relationship, because the alternative is that she believes this is what true love looks like.

    And that’s just sad.

    • Nicolette says:

      I don’t think she knows what true love is, she’s too much about herself. Having a child should show her what true, unconditional love really feels like but I don’t believe she’s capable of such intense emotion.

      And considering she is very close to giving birth, shouldn’t the “love of her life” be by her side now instead of on the opposite coast celebrating with his friends? In so many ways these two deserve each other.

  21. Mauibound says:

    Is it just me or is he standing there in the top right picture holding his junk? Jeez freakin tacky

  22. lisa says:

    you people are such cynics

    the love of my life = the richest piece i will ever get

    she’s totally sincere

  23. Mean Hannah says:

    He had a gig on Sunday in NYC, and she can’t fly if she’s due soon, hence spending his birthday on opposite coasts. Of course, he could have made sure he had a gig right before his bday so he didn’t have to spend it with her. Also, plenty of working musicians and their family go on tour together though most doctors will advise you to wait a few weeks before flying. I can’t believe I’m somewhat defending these two. I think I woke up too early today. I seem to be commenting on people I supposedly don’t care about.

  24. eliza says:

    That $13k high chair will be encrusted with more than Swarovski crystals after the baby’s first meal. Celebs and their totally ridiculous, unnecessary, over the top baby gifts. I know the argument that “it’s their money, they can spend it how they like”, but seriously ,a crystal studded high chair for a child is the dumbest thing I have heard of. How utterly impractical!

  25. DanaG says:

    I guess we all know who is important to Kanye and it isn’t Kim and the baby. Why couldn’t he spend his birthday with her? Most bf’s would he could fly out for his concert and be there in plenty of time for his gig if he wants too. This is not going to end well. Sounds like she got some good stuff for the baby how much of it is practical is another story. LOL

  26. dorothy says:

    I’m so over this farce.

  27. EscapedConvent says:

    It says a lot that he didn’t spend his birthday with her.

    And a Swarovski crystal-studded high chair? What’s wrong—were all the diamonds busy?

  28. TOPgirl says:

    Of course it had to be in NY as far away as possible from the baby mama. What else is new?

  29. Simply Red says:

    Ok that’s not fair plenty of celebrate their bday with their friends / boys.. It’s his special day and he can do whatever for his bday…

    As for the collage that was cute given she can’t fly..

    Goop declined her invite and I don’t blame her because she don’t even know KK like that

    Ok, Ok done defending Kanye

  30. PinkG says:

    Hmmm, what about the donations to charity?

  31. wowsa says:

    ITA that the birthday collage is extra–and transparent. Sending an Instagram bday wish to someone who shuns social media, cell phones, and PDA (lately) is really just her way of letting the world know that they’re still in LURVE. Her two plants at the bday dinner (Scott and Cheban), and the stories making sure to point out their attendance, are supposed to show us Kanye is still down with the K-family. I honestly don’t think they’re done yet, but probably will be soon.

  32. TG says:

    It is like everyone says on here if you have to publically state your love for someone whether that be via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. than something is not going well in your relationship. Why would she post that publically? That is evidence enough for me that he has ditched her for good. Also, how stupid does Kimmy look posing in that white dress with Kanye grabbing his goods? She is such an idiot.

  33. KJ says:

    Soooo….we’re just not gonna mention that Kanye disses her in his latest song Charming?

    “Black d!ck all in your spouse again, And I know she like chocolate men. She got more N-GG@$ off than Cochran.”

  34. gogoGorilla says:

    Can you hear it?? It’s the winds of change…

    (my fave line from Monsters, Inc.)

    Here’s how I read this.

    Kanye is done with this farce.

    Kim is desperate. PMK probably dictated the collage wording.

    Note that Kim selected photos where she looks all sexxxxy – there are ZERO pregnancy photos in that collage. Whereas in a normal relationship, a child/pregnancy would definitely be referenced in a collage/scrapbook of “our big moments,” right? I mean, for NORMAL people.

    SHE picked those photos, which says a lot about what she seems to think of this pregnancy (inconvenient but necessary evil for 18 years, 18 years…)

    The whole thing makes me kind of sick, actually. I hope someone ends up being into that kid because it’s not looking too good right now.

  35. truthful says:


    juuuuuuust keep watching folks, smdh.

  36. huhsaywhat? says:

    Kanye was the headline performer at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in NYC this weekend.

    I’m no Kanye fan, but him being in NYC makes perfect sense.

    Why not celebrate your birthday, while working? Nas was also a featured performer at the festival, and he was at Kanye’s party too.

  37. The Original G says:

    As a one off event, their separation would mean nothing. However, as part of a consistent pattern of behavior between the two……not looking good.

  38. EscapedConvent says:

    A lot of people seem to assume that Kanye will want to take custody of the baby. But I don’t know—what is Kanye going to do with a baby? Is he going to drag it all around the world with him?

    I think it’s much more likely that Kim will be a single mom with nannies, & Kanye will have visitation. But we shall see.

  39. Regan says:

    “My soul”? Urgh, why am I getting caught up on that, but why would you call someone else your soul?!!

  40. GeekLuva says:

    I’d like to know why no pregnancy pics were in the collage? Their baby is part of their lives now, why exclude them?

  41. Lady Satan says:

    I agree that you should do what you want on your own birthday, but I could never imagine not spending the day with my husband!

    I really think Kanye is just putting in time. Once the kid is born there will be a break-up, custody battle (a very nasty one), and the kid is going to be racking up a lot of air-miles shuttling back and forth between parents.

  42. Dawn says:

    They are really an unattractive couple. Each on their own are okay, although Kim is so plastic none of us truly know what she looks like for real and for some reason when I look at Kanye all I can see is SpongeBob Square Pants. I think they are players and they are playing and none of us will ever know for real what’s going on between them. I just know I don’t believe a word they utter.

  43. ctkat1 says:

    Isn’t it amazing that if we ignore who the people are, and just focus on the actual story of what is happening here, we’d all feel differently? Here we have a famous man who is expecting a baby with his girlfriend of over a year, and he has spent the entire pregnancy as far away from her as possible and is giving every public sign, moments from the birth, that he is over it, and yet most public opinion is on his side?

    Because of Kim K. She’s like the real-life version of the boy who cried wolf: she’s been such a total famewhore for so long, that we are willing to blame her for the fact that her boyfriend/baby daddy has essentially abandoned her. I mean, I do. I think Kim totally created this situation for herself. It’s just funny to me that if it were anyone else, even someone I don’t really like, I would feel differently.

    • The Orginal G says:

      I’m sorry, it just seems doubtful that she was ever his actual GF. They never spent any significant time together before or after she became pregnant. To anyone with eyes, these are a couple who got together for fun and casual sex and nothing has changed to suggest that it’s anything more.

    • Nina W says:

      Maybe you think it’s okay for women to use pregnancy to maintain a hold over some man but I never have. she’s a self-interested manipulator and I’ve known too many like her not to recognize it.

  44. Jennifer12 says:

    I don’t like the Kardashians, but I feel badly for Kim. I think she thought she’d found THE ONE and Kanye was thrilled to have this woman he’d lusted after for years all to himself. But a tired, pregnant woman whom no one considers sexy right now? Kanye is too shallow to be happy with her. To not spend your birthday with your partner? Poor Kim and this poor little girl. Yes, Kim is a famewhore, but so is Kanye.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      See, I don’t really think he stopped being into her because she is pregnant and gained weight (seriously, because she probably doesn’t look bad when she’s not trying to look like a sexpot–it’s the ridiculous clothes that make her look so silly).

      I think he started to pull back around the time she was doing those interviews where she said she was going to be a more private persona, and then the next day immediately retracted those statements. He’s not into the media; PMK is into the media–it was a power struggle, and I think he lost (or just decided to walk away).

      Of course, this is all just speculation on my part. I don’t watch their show so there might be other stuff going on. I do like the idea that he thinks it’s someone else’s kid, but IMO, she is way too manipulative and obsessed with status to risk something like that, so I doubt that’s how it will play out.

    • jane says:

      Or, as someone here suggested, he stopped being into her when he realized his friend with benefices had betrayed him by getting pregnant accidentally on purpose.

      • Lady Satan says:

        I’m with you Jane – I think she oops’d him.

        I think it could have worked for her, if she’d respected his desire to keep out of the paparazzi circus & toned down her fame-whoring a bit, but that ain’t gonna happen, so … he’s done.

        Not saying he’s not being douche-y in the way he’s handling it, but if Kim actually did love him, she’d at least *try* to do things to make him happy.

  45. Scarlett says:

    I think John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” pretty much defines the state of this relationship.

  46. The Original Mia says:

    Did Kanye respond to her tweet? I know he didn’t. She only did it because she knew he was partying on the East coast and she wanted to remind us that they are twu luv. Except he’s never said anything similar about her. She’s clinging and he’s a moving target. She’ll never get that ring.

  47. janie says:

    I read that Kim & the baby will be the first guest on Kris’s new talk show.. So much for keeping the baby out of the public eye?

  48. Tiffany says:

    I watched a few minutes of their show yesterday. Man, Kanye really screwed them as far plotlines go. Brody and Bruce working on their relationship, yeesh.

  49. Beatriz says:

    Damn you Kanye, the stench of desperation these one-sided tweets are emitting are making me feel bad for a Kardashian!

  50. skuddles says:

    How sweet of Kanye to have his birthday bash in NY knowing fully well Kim is too far along to fly in for it. Somehow I don’t think the whole “love of my life” thing is mutual.

    My sense is that the birthday message is her way of trying to manipulate him into not dumping her… How prickish and cold would he look if he dumped the mother of his child after she declares her undying love so publicly? She wants to ensure that if they split (sorry… WHEN they split) he looks like a real shit and she’s perceived as the wronged party.

    • Nina W says:

      Yeah she’s been laying the groundwork for her pity-party for quite some time. She’s no more into Kanye than she was into being married to the Hump. She’s a control freak and she will never have a successful relationship because of it.

  51. drdoolittling says:

    Getting a gift from Jay-Z and Beyonce is the highlight of her life. THAT is what she was hoping for when she decided to have a child.

  52. ladybert62 says:

    She and a new baby are going on tour with him? We will see how long THAT lasts!!! Obviously neither one has been around a fussy baby very much!!

  53. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    I’m thinking that this whole Kimye matter is the biggest joke ever. Except Kim isn’t in on it. I mean has there been any talk on bringing back Punk’d?

  54. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    BTW, the heart/love of her life should be the baby growing inside her, but whatta I know…

  55. Simply Red says:

    Maybe things will change for the better after the baby is born, who knows??

    U guys got me defending these 2 again

    Maybe they have some sort of agreement and understanding btw them.. IDK

    Kanye is a long term guy but Kim K hmm not so much…

  56. xoxokaligrl says:

    This was a really desperate move….

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they were not really together anymore..

  57. pk says:

    Kanye is not the love of her life but a career move for Kim to keep herself in the spotlight. Kanye figured it out and is over it. She may be desperate to keep him but it’s only for appearances.

  58. Bex says:

    An Instagram birthday collage makes me feel a tiny bit bad for her. Stage Five Clinger move and he’s obviously just not that into her. It reminds me of boy chasing behavior from middle school days where you had to let everyone know you liked someone. Sad because there is a baby involved.

  59. Mandy says:

    Noticed these are all OLD pictures of them together….

    • jwoolman says:

      Yes, that’s sad. She picked pictures where they both looked happy to be with each other, and they are from a long time ago. More recent pictures show two people who don’t even like each other anymore. The collage just confirms that interpretation because of the big contrast.

  60. Dirty Martini says:

    I’m laughing my butt off at the irony of it all….her histrionics over the possibility of still being married to Kris when she gave birth….and all that drama about the health and welfare of her baby being compromised.

    And now the real baby daddy has dumped her (significant) butt and she still has a month to go.

    Wanna talk about the psychological health and welfare of this poor child now?

  61. Sam H x says:

    I think FWB sums these two up very well. Also, I agree with @Jane that she accidently got pregnant on purpose to clean up her image post divorce. Everything she does, is a calculated move to benefit her. She can cry wolf all she wants because no one will believe her except her guillable fan base. Perhaps this is karma for treating Kris H like crap and yet she wants to be seen as poor ol me when the inevitable break up happens. I do think Kanye is done with her too, doesn’t want to dump her yet and probably will some time after the child is born. The gift Kanye gave was very sweet and thoughtful. I feel sorry for the child, I hope she is raised by a good nanny.  x

  62. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    WOW, her maternity style is the WORST!!!! that floffy mini skirt and 6 inch heels. Rly?? She looks totally ridiculous! LIke a hippo wearing a tutu from Disneys Fantasia!!! Get a grip gurl!!

  63. Melibea4ever says:

    Wow! He is smiling…shocking!

  64. Hahahahaha says:

    Yé was probaly like: *ITCH dont kill my vibe..

  65. gg says:

    Kim, child, he doesn’t even know you exist. You know he’s Jesus right? Guess how much intimacy Jesus had with women. Very, very little. He hung with his pack. And I think part of his persecution complex is YOU.

    He is going to completely disappear when that baby is born, and not come back for a long time and I for one look forward to not seeing him, although I feel bad for Dum’ Kim.

  66. *ROXY* says:

    I just think Kim jumped into her pregnancy with the first idiot that got her pregnant like Kanye he must of set rules on their dating as in I could do whatever I please and I ain’t changing for nobody and since she’s such a fame whore she agreed …she did this with her marriage that didn’t last not even a year .. Shes just gonna end up taking care if this baby on her own..that’s what’s gonna happend a give Kanye a few more months if he hasn’t already flaked on her ..