It’s war! Kim Kardashian plots revenge after Kanye’s shock marriage proposal

Insiders reveal Kanye West is about to pop the question to his ‘new muse’ Julia Fox – leaving his ex Kim seething

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by Closer staff |
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Despite dating for less than a month, Kanye West and new “muse” Julia Fox have flaunted their whirlwind romance in a series of PDAs. And insiders say the rapper is already on the verge of proposing to the Italian-born model, leaving his ex, Kim, furious.

Although he’s legally still married to Kim, 41, insiders say Kanye is so serious about “new muse” Julia, 31, that he’s already given her a ring.

A source says, “Kanye’s head-over-heels for Julia and has told friends he’s keen to pop the question. He isn’t one to hang about – when he knows he wants something, he has to have it. After everything he’s been through over the last few years, he doesn’t want to waste any more time being unhappy.

“He feels Julia is his perfect match and he wants to ensure she knows just how serious he is about their future together. He even gave her a bespoke ring in Paris, as a ‘promise ring.’”

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But after hearing about Kanye’s plans, pals say Kim is reeling at the thought of Julia not only becoming stepmum to her kids, but stealing her thunder, too. According to a source, she learned of his intentions from her “momager”, Kris Jenner, 66, who has been mediating between the warring exes.

The source adds, “Kanye told Kris that he wants to introduce Julia to the kids and dropped in the fact she could be his wife one day. Needless to say, Kim is outraged. While she knew the day would eventually come when a new woman would be in their lives, she never dreamed it would be this soon, let alone someone who seems to be on a mission to step on her toes and become ‘the new Kim’.”


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Until recently, little was known about budding actress Julia, but she and Kanye looked every inch the power couple during a Paris Fashion Week event last week. They donned a series of matching outfits, which was no doubt a kick in the teeth for fashionista Kim, who became Kanye’s muse during their nine years together. And while she and Kanye were famously dubbed Kimye, Julia has now coined her own nickname for her and her man – Juliye.

When asked about speculation that Kanye chooses her look – which is strikingly similar to Kim’s – Julia certainly wasn’t lacking confidence. “I’ve always been someone’s muse,” she said, before adding, “that’s why I feel like I’m a really good candidate for this position [of Kanye’s girlfriend] because a lot of people in my shoes would probably be reading the comments and freaking out.”

And the seemingly fearless actress insisted she “couldn’t care less” about the recent attention over her relationship with the rapper. Slamming critics who accused her of using the romance for publicity, she said, “People are like, ‘Oh, you’re only in it for the fame, you’re in it for the clout, you’re in it for the money.’ Honey, I’ve dated billionaires my entire adult life, let’s keep it real.”

Julia has also gushed about her connection with the dad-of-four, who shares North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two, with Kim.

“I talk very fast and I can have 10 trains of thought,” she said. “What’s really exciting about him is that any idea can become a reality. Anything is possible. Any dream is possible. And I love that. He’s just such a doer.”

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Damon Thomas and Kim Kardashian

Real Kim fans will actually know that she first got married in 2000 when she was just 19 years old. She eloped with then boyfriend Damon Thomas - who is 10 years older than her – but they didn't last and split in 2003. Kim has since said that she was actually on ecstasy during their wedding.

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Damon Thomas - now

We're not going to lie the music producer has pretty turned into the ghost unlike Kim.

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Ray J and Kim Kardashian

Other than her dad defending OJ Simpson and being pals with Paris Hilton, Kim was mainly known (back in the 00s) for her (leaked) sex tape with Ray J. The pair started dating before Kim had officially divorced Damon and were together on/off until 2007 - shortly before KUWTK began.

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Ray J - now

Since splitting from Kim, Ray J has continued to release music, starred on Love and Hip Hop Hollywood and in 2017 he took part in Celebrity Big Brother but quit after a week. He is now married and a dad to two.

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Nick Lachey and Kim Kardashian

Six months after splitting from Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey went on a date to the cinema with Kim but he's since hinted that she may have called the paps."She left about halfway through and went to the restroom, and then shockingly, there were 25 paparazzi when we left the theatre."I think there were other things in play on our little rendezvous," he told Andy Cohen.Despite insisting she "couldn't be a nicer girl", they haven't kept in touch.

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Nick Lachey - now

You might recognise Nick as the host from Love Is Blind (remember that iconic show?). He hosts it alongside his wife Vanessa Lachey and the pair have three children.

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Nick Cannon and Kim Kardashian

Kim and Nick Cannon dated between 2006 and 2007 but they split because the KUWTK star allegedly lied to him about her sex tape. "This was my issue. We talked about this tape… And she told me there was no tape," he said on The Howard Stern Show.
"If she might have been honest with me I might have tried to hold her down and be like 'That was before me' because she is a great girl. She's actually one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. But the fact that she lied and told me that there was no tape?"

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Nick Cannon - now

Nick has continued releasing music and presenting TV and radio. He married Mariah Carey and welcomed twins into the world but they split in 2014. He has since welcomed another child into the world with his now ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell.

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Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian

KUWTK fans will remember Kim dating Reggie during the early series of the show. The pair dated from 2007 to 2009 and appear to be on good terms.

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Reggie Bush - now

Reggie continued playing American football and in 2017 he retired from the NFL. He has since married dancer Lillit Avagyan and they're parents to three children.

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Miles Austin and Kim Kardashian

OK so Miles almost slipped our minds tbh and that's probably because him and Kim were in a long distance relationship. Distance didn't make the heart grow fonder and they split in 2010.

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Miles Austin - now

Miles continued his career in American football but in 2017 he started coaching. He is now married (having tied the knot in 2014) and he has three children with his wife Stacy Sydlo.

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Shengo and Kim Kardashian

Remember when Kim started dating her former bodyguard Shengo during Kourtney and Kim Take New York? Never forget guys. They were pretty cute together but he lived in Australia so it didn't work out.

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Shengo - now

Shengo went on to marry his now-wife Sally Poulos two months after Kim married Kanye.

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Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

If you watch KUWTK it's quite obvious why Kim and Kris didn't last – because they were completely different. Nevertheless we did see the moment they got engaged and thanks to Kris we got to see the iconic moment Kim lost her diamond earring in the ocean. The pair tied the knot in 2011 but after 72 days and crying on her reality show, they called it quits.

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Kris Humphries - now

Kris also continued his career as a basketball player following his split from Kim and in 2019 he retired.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Kim and Kanye were friends for years but following her split from Kris Humpheries they grew closer, started dating, welcomed North West and in 2014 they got married. They've also welcomed Saint, Chicago and Psalm into the world.

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Despite a seemingly amicable split last February, Kim and Kanye are reportedly no longer on speaking terms following a series of bitter fallouts.

The rapper made a thinly veiled dig at Pete Davidson, Kim’s Saturday Night Live star boyfriend, 28, in new song lyrics, writing he’d “beat Pete Davidson’s ass”, and last week Kim was forced to deny Kanye’s claim that she’d made a second sex tape with ex Ray-J in 2002. The first, which was released in 2007, catapulted her to fame.

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But sources say that while Kim is “seething” at the news of Kanye’s imminent proposal, she’s also plotting to get her revenge. Last week, after Kanye and Julia’s loved-up display, she stunned fans and put herself firmly back in the spotlight with a bikini photo shoot.

A source adds, “Kim’s happy that Kanye’s found love again, but she’s concerned at how fast they’re moving and how brazen Julia is. She feels she’s morphing into her and appearing to have no qualms about putting herself on the map. Kim’s been blown away by her over-confidence and feels that Julia is trying to push her back into the shadows.

“While Kim’s been maintaining a dignified silence and trying to be sensitive about her romance with Pete, she’s now determined not to hold back. She wants revenge, and neither are willing to back down, so it looks like a war will break out between them. She wants to put Julia in her place and cement her position as the bigger star.”

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