Kim Kardashian may be rebounding from soon-to-be ex-husband, Kris Humphries, with Kanye West, according to TMZ. The pair was spotted in New York City Wednesday night, leaving a showing of "The Hunger Games." But does their movie date mean that Kardashian is West's new girl on fire?
Kardashian was spotted by Pacific Coast News photographers leaving West's apartment Thursday morning wearing the same black leather pants and white and gray sleeveless T-shirt she was sporting the previous evening. Reality TV's reigning queen was reportedly flanked by West's security guards before hopping into the rapper's Mercedes to be driven back to her hotel.
Sources tell TMZ that the duo's relationship is "just starting" but according to the lyrics of West's newest song, "Theraflu," the rapper's feelings for the reality star have been in the making for quite some time.
"And I admit I fell in love with Kim
'Round the same time she fell in love with him
Well that's cool, babygirl do your thing
Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team"
But this isn't the first time that rumors of a romance between the longtime friends have circulated the blogosphere. In March, when asked if she was in a relationship with West after attending his Paris Fashion Week runway show, Kardashian explained that following her divorce, she was not ready to jump into a relationship with anyone.
“I’m really not dating right now at all," Kardashian told Ryan Seacrest. "I’m really just focusing on work. I know I always say this, but I’m trying to just get through my situation and just have fun.”
According to Kardashian, the only new relationship she was diving into was one with her gym. The raven-haired beauty told Us Weekly that her single status was driving her to kick up her workout regimen a notch: "I figure, I'm single. Now is the best time to get in shape."
But Kardashian isn't the only one who's turning heads with her fit figure. Humphries recently stripped down to his skivvies in a photo shoot for WestEast magazine -- with some speculating that he accepted the racy gig in order to get back at Kardashian.
It's clear, following Kardashian and Humphries' media documented divorce battle, that reconciliation is not on the horizon for the ex-couple. But the dissolution of her second marriage doesn't mean Kardashian is closed off to new love -- perhaps West could be lucky number three?
"I think you have different soul mates throughout your life; that your soul needs different things at different times," Kardashian recently told Cosmopolitan UK. "I'm sure my soul will meet a mate one day in the future. I do believe in love, I will always believe in love, but my idea has changed from what I’ve always thought…I just don’t believe in one soul mate now.”
We don't doubt that Kardashian will find her happily ever after. But, for now, help us come up with a potential "couple name" for Kim and Kanye. Ki-West? Kimye? Leave your suggestion in the comments!
Click over to TMZ to see photos from the new couple's movie date night.
Kardashian <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/kim-kardashian-dating-kris-humphries_n_793278.html" target="_hplink">began dating New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries</a> in December 2010 after watching him play basketball in late November. The pair took their fast-moving relationship to the next level when Humphries <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/25/kim-kardashian-kris-humphries-engaged_n_866631.html" target="_hplink">proposed</a> -- on camera for her E! reality show, of course -- in May and they wed on August 20, 2011. But the wedded bliss ended October 31, 2011 when Kim filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage.
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry announced their split in April 2010, and in November, the model was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/22/kim-kardashian-gabriel-aubry-_n_786940.html" target="_hplink">spotted out and about with newly-single Kardashian</a>. The couple enjoyed a Lakers game and a movie date together, but less than a month later, Kardashian would meet Kris Humphries -- and he would sweep her off her feet.
Kardashian was rumored to be <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/07/michael-copon-kim-kardash_n_753863.html" target="_hplink">casually dating</a> "One Tree Hill" actor (and her "Beyond The Break" co-star) Michael Copon in October 2010, and he even appeared on her E! reality show, "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," but that's about it.
Kardashian switched teams after splitting from Bush -- literally. She began dating Dallas Cowboys football player <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/13/kim-kardashian-boyfriend_n_644504.html" target="_hplink"> Miles Austin in July 2010</a> but the pair <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20427399,00.html" target="_hplink">split in September</a> after just a few months together.
Kardashian found love once again later in 2007 -- this time with football player Reggie Bush. Their relationship drama was documented on the E! reality show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," and we thought Kim had finally found "The One." However, the on-and-off couple <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/hwood_party_girl/kim_kardashian_reggie_bush_split_again/172983" target="_hplink">ended things for good in March 2010</a>. Bush continues to play football -- now for the Miami Dolphins -- and was most recently linked to Melissa Molinaro, an actress <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/reggie-bush-now-dating-kim-impersonator_n_882234.html" target="_hplink">bearing a striking resemblance</a> to Kardashian.
After her split from Ray J, Kardashian moved on with actor/rapper/comedian Nick Cannon. The couple reportedly split in early 2007 after the release of Kardashian's sex tape. Cannon, who is currently a radio personality on New York's 92.3 NOW FM, tied the knot with Mariah Carey in April 2008. The couple welcomed their first children, fraternal twins, in April 2011.
Also in 2006, Kardashian dated R&B singer Ray J -- who is the brother of singer Brandy. The relationship didn't last, but the public release of their infamous sex tape in early 2007 shot Kardashian into the spotlight...and eventually got her $5 million after settling a lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment. Ray J went on to star in the VH1 reality show "For The Love of Ray J" in 2009, and continues to work in the music industry.
After her divorce, then-stylist Kardashian <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1199443,00.html" target="_hplink">casually dated</a> Nick Lachey in 2006 -- just six months after his divorce from Jessica Simpson -- but they were never serious. Lachey also began dating TV personality Vanessa Minnillo in 2006 and the couple married in July 2011.
Kardashian may be walking down the aisle on August 20, but it's not the first time she's been a wife. The reality star married 30-year-old music producer Damon Thomas in 2000 when she was just 20 years old. Their love wasn't meant to last, however, and the couple split in 2004. In 2010, their divorce papers were <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/05/kim-kardashians-ex-damon_n_563949.html" target="_hplink">leaked to the press</a>, revealing Kardashian claimed Thomas was physically abusive toward her. Thomas denied the allegations and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/05/kim-kardashians-ex-damon_n_563949.html" target="_hplink">responded with a press release</a> where he called her a fame-loving liar.