It's been at least 73 days since Kim Kardashian and her similarly publicity-loving beau Kanye West have officially stepped out hand-in-hand in NYC, one more day than the duration of the reality star's failed marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.
And while neither party has ever verbally confirmed nor denied their relationship to the press, their constant mugging, body language and ice cream dates have already ascertained what many merely speculated back in April.
The pair first sparked rumors when West, 35, dropped his track "Way Too Cold" in early April, on which he confessed that he "fell in love with Kim" the same time "she fell in love with (Humphries)."
But they kept up their are-they-aren't-they charade up even as they stepped out together at the opening of Scott Disick's new restaurant RYU in New York City April 23, and then on an ice cream date in SoHo the next day.
During an appearance on the "Today" show shortly after West's single dropped, the 31-year-old reality star played coy when host Ann Curry asked her if she and West were an item.
"I completely respect and understand that you have to ask these questions, but I've said before, Kanye and I have been friends for years," she said. "You know, you never know what the future holds or where my life will take me."
But a source told the Daily News at the time that "Kim likes Kanye. She's happy to have met someone who's like her and understands her crazy life."
In the weeks following, the pair continued to show their affection for one another in subtle ways, like Kardashian's "KW" earrings or the couple's matching sneakers.
The happy duo also let their body language speak for itself when they canoodled courtside at a Lakers game in May, snuggling up and nearly stealing the spotlight from the basketball game entirely.
For his 35th birthday, Kardashian bought West a $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, filming the lux toy so West, who was out doing a show in Ireland for his big day, could see his gift.
And just this week, the couple made a splash at Paris fashion week, grinning for cameras and walking the red carpet together.
"Honestly, we've known Kanye forever," sister Khloe told Ellen DeGeneres back in April. "He's been a great family friend. I love Kanye."
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