America's most talked-about couple is now OFFICIAL.
That's right: Chicago MC/producer Kanye West and socialite Kim Kardashian are now legally wed, as of May 24. The couple exchanged vows in front of a large number of guests at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. The New York Daily News reports that this wedding was full of lavishness, elegance, and controversy.
During his big day, West, 36, proceeded to go on a tirade (what a shock -_-) during his speech to the guests. Here are some highlights:
"They feel like it's OK to put you on the tabloid covers to sell your image, to use you in an ‘SNL' spoof.......We don't negotiate. We're not like that. We're not stupid..... The Kardashians are an industry! We are warriors! There is not one person at this table that has not had to defend us at some point or another."
Anyway, it was Bruce Jenner who walked Kardashian down the aisle, while the Rev. Rich Wilkinson of the Trinity Church in Miami performed the ceremony, according to People magazine. Andrea Bocelli sang at the wedding during the walk.
Florence was where the couple's daughter, North, was conceived, and this is reportedly why the location was chosen by West and Kardashian. The couple began dating in 2012 and were engaged in October 2013. Their daughter North was born in June 2013.
Oddly, his best friend Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce skipped the wedding, as did Kim's baby brother, Rob Kardashian, who left Italy prior to the wedding. Rob is said to have been irritated with his sister and new brother-in-law's display of wealth and fashion and reportedly alleges that Kim is obsessed with West's appearance. Mr. and Mrs. Carter, meanwhile, chose to vacation in the Hamptons during their friends' nuptials.
Regardless, congratulations are in order for the couple, who appeared earlier this year in West's video "Bound 2".
This is Kardashian's third marriage and West's first. Kardashian's previous husbands were music producer Damon Thomas, and, very briefly, NBA player Kris Humphries. Both marriages ended in controversial fashion. West dated Alexis Phifer, to whom he was engaged once, and model Amber Rose before moving on with Kardashian.
Columbia, SC, say hello to Mr. and Mrs. West.
Mr. and Mrs. West know happiness best.