How 1 Outrageous ‘Star Wars’ Moment Brought Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Together

Star Wars has a special place in many hearts. It’s such a huge cultural phenomenon that it’s impossible to avoid having some kind of memories involving the franchise. Even the world’s favorite celebrity couple, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have a sweet Star Wars moment. While their style is far more lavish than space nerd, Star Wars will always be a romantic symbol of their relationship. Here’s why:

Kanye West wanted Kim Kardashian for his ‘Star Wars’ parody 

Back in 2008, Kanye West became involved with an R-rated, Muppet-infused comedy show called Alligator Boots. For the pilot, he wanted to include a skit based around Star Wars. “I love puppets,” West said in a behind the scenes clip, “and like, I love the first Star Wars because of that organic- it made me feel like I was there.”

While he was recreating his fantasy version of Star Wars, West knew just the woman to play his Princess Leia. “I want to have Kim Kardashian play Princess Leia,” West said during the show, “because Kim Kardashian’s ass is just so… just perfect.”

At the time, Kardashian was only beginning her reality star career. She had just wrapped Season 1 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and would soon participate in a show infamous for its promotion of C-level celebrities, Dancing With the Stars. But West knew who she was. He’d had his eye on her for a while, although they’d yet to meet in person. 

West was very familiar with Kardashian’s work, mainly her sex tape, which had been released the year before in 2007. According to reports, he used to watch the infamous tape to get in the mood before making love to his fiance at the time, Alexis Phifer. 

In the skit for Alligator Boots, Kardashian is dressed in the iconic Princess Leia buns and slave bikini, while West is dressed as a stormtrooper. He asks her on a date but is thwarted by a flirty Muppet named Beary White. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West shared a sizzling chemistry

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend a Lakers-Cavaliers game at the Staples Center
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However, behind the costumes, things went better for Kanye West. According to those who were there, the chemistry between West and Kardashian when they met backstage was palpable. But their love would have to wait. At the time, both West and Kardashian were in other relationships, so they had to remain just friends until their circumstances changed. 

Although the timing wasn’t right, West never forgot about Kardashian. He explained during a confessional on True Hollywood Story. “Every time I was around her or I saw her, it was a magnetic attraction to this force of energy,” West said.

They became a real-life love story

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When they did eventually start dating, the fireworks were immediate. “After spending that whole week together, I realized you [West] were the one, Kardashian said during an interview for Vogue Arabia, “and then I was like, damn, why did I waste so much time and energy? ‘Why didn’t I do this sooner?'”

The couple knew right away that they were meant for each other, but they still had to deal with all the naysayers. At the time, West was a huge artist and Kardashian was still at the beginning of her career. “I mean, everyone would tell him,” Kardashian explained on True Hollywood Story, “‘You can’t be with her. She’s a reality star. She’s gonna sink your career’. He was just like, ‘But I love her. I don’t care.'”

That’s all in the past now. These two lovebirds proved everyone wrong by sticking together for the long haul. They were married in 2014 and now have four children together. It would be hard to imagine a world without Kimye, but luckily, because of that Stars Wars sketch, we don’t have to.