Larsa Pippen Reveals She Tried to Hook Kim Kardashian West Up With Kanye Amid Kris Humphries Romance: ‘You Can’t Marry Kris! You Gotta Be With Kanye!’

Larsa Pippen talked all things Kardashian in a new interview. The Real Housewives of Miami alum is a former longtime friend of Kim Kardashian West who saw her through major life moments — from personal issues to work milestones. While reflecting on their history, Pippen brought up Kardashian West’s dating history and revealed she actually tried to talk her into leaving Kris Humphries for Kanye West.

Larsa Pippen and Kim Kardashian West at an event in 2014 | Larry Marano/Getty Images North America

Larsa Pippen played matchmaker for Kim Kardashian West

Speaking on The Hollywood Raw podcast in an interview published on Nov. 9, Pippen opened up about Kardashian West’s relationship with Kris Humphries. She claimed that Kardashian West was interested in the NBA star first but was initially unsuccessful in getting connected to him.

“She called me and Scottie and asked us to set her up with him and Scottie said, ‘No way.’ Scottie was like, ‘Nope’ … and she did it anyway,” Pippen said, referencing Scottie Pippen, whom she married in 1997 before filing for divorce in 2018.

After connecting through former NBA star Jordan Farmar, Kardashian West and Humphries started dating in 2010. Less than a year later, they were engaged. Humphries proposed in May 2011 at the reality star’s home in a scene that was captured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Larsa Pippen says she tried to talk Kim Kardashian West out of marrying Kris Humphries after speaking to Kanye West

Sometime after the engagement, Pippen ran into West, who had been crushing on the KKW Beauty founder ever since meeting her in the early 2000s. She claimed that he asked her to set him up with Kardashian West, despite her relationship with Humphries, and that she actually attempted to do it.

“Kanye saw me at a game and said, ‘Hey, I wanna be with her.’ And I called her when she was engaged to Kris Humphries and was like, ‘You can’t marry Kris! You gotta be with Kanye!’ Like I was there throughout the whole thing,” she said.

But as we know, Kardashian West went on to marry Humphries in a fairytale wedding in August 2011. However, she infamously filed for divorce 72 days later, explaining on Oprah’s Next Chapter that she started seeing a different side to the NBA star once they moved in together.


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Kim Kardashian West started a relationship with Kanye West soon after

Kardashian West has said that, after the split, she started leaning on the ye rapper for support. To help boost her mood, he invited her to Paris in 2012, where they decided to take their relationship to the next level.

“I went there and I stayed with him, and that’s where we started dating,” she said on her reality show. “I swear from the moment I landed, I fell madly in love with him and I thought, ‘Oh my God, why didn’t I do this sooner?’ Like, this is what real life is like — love and fun and real support.”

The pair went on to marry in 2014 and have since welcomed four children: North, 7, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 1.