Kim Kardashian is goin’ to the chapel … well, who knows where they’ll get married, but it’s a happening thing. Kanye West popped the question on her 33rd birthday, and pulled out all the stops to do it.
The rapper proposed last night – Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 – in front of Kim’s family and friends at AT&T Park in San Francisco. He projected “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” onto the stadium screen for everyone to see.
He also enlisted a 50-piece orchestra to play Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful,” followed by his own hit “Knock You Down” with Keri Hilson and Ne-Yo. He presented Kim with a 15-carat diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz. Because anything less would be tragic!
Kim and Kanye have known each other for more than a decade and began dating in April 2012. This past June, the couple welcomed their first child, adorable North West.
Earlier in the evening, West made an appearance at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, telling the audience that he had just flown in from San Francisco and that he was flying back that night.
Kim’s sister Khloe wasted no time celebrating the happy news on her Twitter account hours later. “Wow!!!!! Am I dreaming??!?!” Khloe tweeted. “Tears of JOY!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!”
Kim’s hairstylist Clyde Haygood shared a pic of Kim flashing her brand-new bling via Instagram. “Guess what just happened!! #kimye”
This will be the third marriage for Kim, who was previously wed to music producer Damon Thomas and to NBA player Kris Humphries, with whom her marriage lasted only 72 days.
Congrats to the happy couple – at least they’re both smiling! (I say that because you hardly ever see Kanye smile when they’re out and about.) The cynical side of me says it won’t last, but maybe they’ll prove me wrong. I hope so. Baby Nori deserves a solid family.