Why Did Kim Kardashian West and Nick Cannon Break Up?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kim Kardashian West and Nick Cannon

As one of the well-known girls on the earth, Kim Kardashian West’s love life has at all times been the topic of a lot fascination. But even earlier than she reached the standing she has now, she had been relationship excessive profile folks — reminiscent of multihyphenate Nick Cannon. Ahead, get a better have a look at their relationship and the rationale they ultimately determined to name it quits.

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(L-R) Kim Kardashian West and Nick Cannon | John Shearer/Getty Images North America; Amy Sussman/Getty Images North America

A fast timeline of Kim Kardashian West and Nick Cannon’s relationship

Kardashian West started relationship Cannon following her break up from Ray J, whom she dated from 2003 to 2006.

It is unclear how or after they met, however The Mirror stories that they started relationship in September 2006, when Kardashian West was nonetheless working as Paris Hilton’s assistant and Cannon was rising as a tv star together with his new present Wild ‘N Out.

Their relationship continued for a number of months earlier than they reportedly broke up in January of 2007, simply earlier than Kardashian West shot to international fame together with her household’s present Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

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Kim Kardashian West and Nick Cannon at an occasion in October 2006 in Hollywood, California, United States | John Shearer/WireImage for William Rast

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Why Kim Kardashian West and Nick Cannon broke up

Five years after their break up, Cannon did a uncommon interview with Howard Stern the place he opened up about their relationship. In regards to the rationale they break up, the Drumline actor stated he broke up with Kardashian West after she allegedly lied in regards to the existence of her 2003 intercourse tape with Ray J.

“This was my issue. We talked about this tape…And she told me there was no tape. 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? And I still think she might have even had a part to play with [its release],” he stated (by way of The Huffington Post).

The tape got here out in 2007 after she and Cannon break up. Kardashian West instructed Extra that February that she thought-about it her and Ray J’s “personal business” and that she hoped it could not be launched. But sadly, Vivid Entertainment put it out after shopping for it for $1 million, per The Mirror.

Later, Kardashian West received a settlement over its distribution for an estimated $5 million and went on to make her debut on her household’s present later in 2007.

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Nick Cannon and Kim Kardashian West at an occasion in September 2006 | Chance Yeh /Patrick McMullan by way of Getty Images

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Kim Kardashian West has stated she regrets the tape

It doesn’t seem that Kardashian West has ever acknowledged his feedback (although she beforehand denied any involvement within the launch of the intercourse tape). But if his account is true, maybe she was just too embarrassed to come clean with such a factor.

In the years because it’s launch, Kardashian West has repeatedly expressed regret about taking pictures the video. She beforehand admitted that she was excessive on ecstasy after they filmed it and stated in 2015 that she considers it her one remorse in life.

But on the identical time, she added: “I just try to move on and put it in the past because I think that everyone in life does things they’re not proud of but you can’t sit and dwell on them forever.”

Fortunately, she went on to seek out each success and love with Kanye West, who has absolutely embraced her previous. They married in 2014 following a two-year relationship and now share 4 youngsters: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 1.

Cannon, in the meantime, married and divorced Mariah Carey, with whom he shares 9-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan. He can also be dad to a 3-year-old son named Golden from his relationship with mannequin Brittany Bell, who’s believed to be carrying their second little one on the time of this writing.

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