10/21/2011 08:17 am ET | Updated Dec 20, 2011

Kim Kardashian's Birthday; Reality Star Turns 31 (PHOTOS)

Happy Birthday Kim Kardashian. It's been quite a year!

This time last year the reality star was turning the big 3-0, and she and her outrageous family had plenty fame and fortune, millions of Twitter followers and the ever-growing Kardashian empire we've all grown to know and love, or know at least, but she didn't have the one thing she'd hoped for -- a husband.

Fast forward 365 days and the brunette beauty has a clothing line, perfume, a second hit reality show, "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" and quite possibly the biggest life change to date -- her 6'9" husband, Kris Humphries. The pair married in a lavish black and white ceremony in August, where Kim had three dress changes and hundreds of guests in attendance for the nuptials between her and her prince charming. The highly anticipated fairytale wedding special, which aired in two parts on E! in early October, gave that other very famous 2011 wedding a run for its legitimately royal money.

A lot has changed for Kim Kardashian -- what a difference a year makes, right?

Check out some photos of the birthday girl in the last year, as she made her way to her 31st birthday.


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